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The best way to approach any building problem is to first do the things
that are easy and low cost. Then proceed in a logical order doing the
next least costly technique with the most positive likely result. With
moisture problems, the best approach is almost always to remove or
control the source of the moisture, not to try to stop it at the last
line of defense:
Basement Moisture Problems


Indoor air quality is important because we breathe about
5,000 gallons of air daily and spend 90 percent of our time indoors. Everyone’s health is affected
by indoor air quality, but children and the elderly are at higher risk
of adverse effects. Indoor air quality problems can be life
threatening, such as exposure to carbon monoxide. Exposure to mold can cause respiratory problems and
can trigger asthma attacks:
Healthy Home


There may come a time that you discover something wrong with the house, and you may be upset or disappointed with your home inspection. We could not have stated it better so we have included Carson Dunlop’s thoughts about Home Inspections: When Things Go Wrong


If you have granite countertops and are concerned about radon, there is no need to replace them. Assuming a relatively tight house with an air change rate of 0.5/hr and using average measured dose rates from granite countertop slabs, the estimated radon concentration in kitchen air would be 0.13 pCi/L. This concentration is less than one eighth the average radon gas concentration in U.S. homes and is well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guideline of 4 pCi/L. : Radiation From Granite Countertops