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Building a radon-resistant home.

Building a radon-resistant home.

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What is deadly and might be lurking in your basement? No, not a Ninja (well probably not), in most cases it is Radon. And it is important to know what Radon is and how to ensure it isn't a threat to your household. From building to testing, I will share what I learned about Radon while building my house.

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Whats the Best Vapor Barrier for a Concrete Slab?

What's the Best Vapor Barrier for a Concrete Slab?

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A homeowner with chemical sensitivities who lives near a Superfund site seeks the most effective way of keeping potential toxins out of her basement

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The New Magazine

The New Magazine

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Yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the Ipad. Do you want a digital version of FineHomebuilding?

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Polystyrene Foam Panels: Green Yesterday, Not Today

Polystyrene Foam Panels: Green Yesterday, Not Today

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Environmental Building News article highlights health and environmental safety issue with EPS and XPS foam.

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Radon Resistant New Construction - Bad example #1

Radon Resistant New Construction - Bad example #1

What is wrong? First, it is made of perforated pipe - it allows radon gas to freely enter the living space. Second, it was located in the front of the house - if installed they should be at the rear...

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