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Old 08-30-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Radon tubes/pipe in new construction basement floor

Asking the building inspector here is like pulling teeth. They dont volunteer much info and then say your all wrong with what you have done.

ANY contractor here looks crosswise and gets that dumb look on there face here too,,,because its a NEW requirement and nobody has any experience yet.

They said put the 20' of tube in floor,,,DIDNT say you had to dig out an extra 6" of dirt of WHOLE floor and refill with gravel. Now somebody said you have to put poly under cement so radon doesnt get out floor before it finds tube???True or false?

Just thinking this weekend,while nobody to ask,,,can you double duty draintile to drain water when wet(directed to sump pit) and evacuate radon if its present when dryer??


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Old 08-30-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Many Inspectors are very helpful
Some will not be able to instruct you on different things
In many cases this is due to liability, if they tell you how to do it (wrong) then they are liable for anything that goes wrong

Were you asking the contractor to do the work?
Or just asking them howe to do it so you could do the work?

Where are you located that it is a requirement?
New house, addition ?


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Old 08-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #3
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I was doing this part myself,maybe part of problem. But if they tell you you need them and nobody KNOWS how to install them,,,how do they ever learn?? Seems a bit silly to dig out some subsoil sand and replace with gravel.

I live in Nebraska and I have 'heard' there is considerable radon probs around town found by small amount of testing that has been done!!
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