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Will sealing all cracks and holes in my basement walls help to reduce radon levels?

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61%
No
21%
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Question: Will sealing all cracks and holes in my basement walls help to reduce radon levels?
Top Answer (61% of 83 votes): Yes.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: In most cases this will help. Other factors are involved though.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: No
Explanation: Radon is a gas and as such will come into the home through the foundation floor as well as the walls. Modern building methods have greatly reduced the amount of radon coming in, but too be safe I would recommend having it tested.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Doing so will prevent the entry of gasses into your home and also add to the energy efficiency of the house.
Moran Property Inspections
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Answer: No
Explanation: Radon mitigation is accomplished by exrtra ventilation.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes it could.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
Answer: No
Explanation: It depends on where you live, some areas do not have a radon problem, others do. Research radon, it is not an issue were I work so I can not say for sure.
Scheidt Home Inspection
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Somewhat however depending on the radon levels present a mitigation system may be recommended
Able Home Inspections
Answer: Yes
Explanation: radon seep's from the ground, so plugging all hole's will reduce level's
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It will help but not totally mitigat. Recommend qualified radon mitigation contractor correct.
Millyard Home Inspection
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: It will help but that is not all it takes. Having a proper remediation system designed and installed will lower the levels below the current standards.
Best Choice Inspections
Answer: No
Explanation: No radon has several ways of entering a basement
At Ease Home Inspection
Answer: No
Explanation: It may slow the entry, but it is suggested that it be mitigated at the source.
Look First Homes, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: This will only trap Radon in your basement
Vico Home Inspection
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It can but it is up to how high the levels are in a home. Concrete is till pourous and will allow soil gas to escape into the home
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: No
Explanation: Radon gas is produced naturally deep inside Mother Earth and radiates to the surface. Since most foundations are made from material found in the ground sealing holes and cracks will have no beneficial effect. Proper Mitigation of radon gas is to install a vacuum pump to draw gases from beneath your foundation and vent to atmosphere.
House and Home Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: This is the best way to slow down Radon leakage. If your Radon Gas testing comes back and it is higher then safe levels. You should seal cracks plus install a Radon removal system.
Total Check-Up Inspections
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Sealing cracks and holes will help reduce radon levels but should NEVER be considered adequate radon mitigation without testing to confirm the results.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Sealing cracks and holes will help reduce radon levels but should NEVER be considered adequate radon mitigation without testing to confirm the results.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It will help but studies have found it is not the most effective way to reduce radon levels. In many properties it is all but impossible to seal all the potential areas where radon can enter the home.
ABC Home Inspections LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: This type of gas leaks up through the ground.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: There are measures to take to reduce Radon. However Radon testing is not part of the home inspection
Doyle Wayne General Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: They will help reduce levels but not eliminate them.
Spire Home Inspection
Answer: Yes
Explanation: In some homes a mitigation system needs installed.
Clearview Home Inspections Eccl.9:10
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Sealings cracks and holes in a home help reduce radon entering a home, but has not been found adequate by itself. Every home should be tested in Iowa due to the high levels found in our soil.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Radon is known to leak into structures through cracks and penetrations. While it may not stop radon infiltration, sealing any opening may to help reduce the Radon level, if present.
Certipro Home Inspections
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Some times.
ATM Home Inspection
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It might, but radon gas can penetrate concrete
JKM Home Inspections
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