Adventures in Radon & Moisture Mitigation
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
July 02, 2014
My recent attendance at a Building Science Fundamentals seminar given by Joe Lstiburek and John Straube has motivated me to tell the story of my own basement. I am an architect, a professed defender of the health, safety, and welfare of society, and yet I essentially, and avoidably, poisoned myself and my family for six years due to my insufficient understanding and awareness of airflow patterns and moisture migration in my home. I tell this story in a sincere bid to help other homeowners avoid the same fate, and because it has the elements of a good Greek tragedy, like hamartia and hubris. Since I live in the South, it also has the elements of a good country song: dogs, a truck, and a baby for good measure.
To read complete online articles, you need to sign up for an Online Subscription.
The Home Energy Online articles are for personal use only and may not be printed for distribution. For permission to reprint, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.