new homes: Radon and changes to safety limits in Canada - 01/30/09 04:45 AM
Radon is a radioactive gas that exists naturally in the environment in very low concentrations. Radon comes from uranium in the soil. While uranium is not present in significant quantities in most geographical areas, traces of uranium in the soil exist everywhere. As uranium breaks down, it produces radon gas. Radon is classified as a human carcinogen. Breathing radon gas is associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The risk increases with increased concentration of radon in the air and exposure time. The concern is around radon levels that can build up inside a house. Even if you live … (8 comments)

new homes: Taking a Closer Look at New Home Construction - 01/16/09 10:08 AM

Here's some general information about house construction, especailly newer homes that you'll hopefully find interesting. If you have any questions about this topic or anything related to homes, inspections or construction, let me know. Steve
One thing home buyers have in common is they all discover that homes have issues. There is no perfect house, not even a new one.
Problems found in new homes are completely different than problems found in resale homes. For example, new homes don't have older systems that are near the end of their service life. Instead, problems involve incomplete work, damaged systems, missing pieces … (6 comments)


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