Radon West

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Murray in Calgary
Murray in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Meticulous and Thorough

Colin (owner) and Ken spent the better part of 10 hours to install a Radon mitigation system in the basement of our home. Colin explained the science behind the solution and isn't satisfied with a 'good enough' approach. He has an outstanding attention to detail and looks to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved, given the conditions that are presented. I would not hesitate to recommend Radon West to others.

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John in Toronto
John in Toronto
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Radon mitigation installation

Professional, knowledgeable, 1 day installation. They are prompt, on time and do great work. Our radon levels were 330 but 24 hours after the installation our level dropped to 4.

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Processional and Helpful

I wanted to install a radon system in my basement. Colin at Radon West was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. They are true professionals and have an incredible depth of knowledge of radon systems. He left us feeling very confident with our system.

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Colin.F
Colin.F
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Radon Mitigation (Residential)

Radon West is very knowledgeable in the causes of radon entry into a home and excellent at getting to the source to solve the problem! They provided sub-slab depressurization for us by installing a fan (that they sized efficiently through science!) and sealed many small leak points throughout the basement. We are extremely happy that we chose Radon West for this project! We have a digital radon detector in our home and since install the radon levels have been almost zero! :)

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Hi Colin- we really appreciate you posting your experience with Radon West. Those are great post mitigation levels! Awesome :)
Renata and the Radon West team

McDougalls in Calgary
McDougalls in Calgary
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Radon mitigation

From my first contact with Radon West I felt comfortable and confident in their competence to effectively mitigate the radon levels in our home. The team arrived when they said they would, carried out their work in a thoroughly professional and personable manner taking time to explain what was being done and why. They spent an additional effort to make sure the job was done as well as possible. Their efforts to protect our home from dust etc. was exemplary, when the job was done, except for the mitigation equipment it was like they were never there. Without hesitation I would recommend Radon West.

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Rob W.
Rob W.
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Radon Mitigation

I have been EXTREMELY impressed with Radon West. I’ve never met a group of individuals more enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. They are committed to ensuring that you’re happy with every aspect of their work and ensure that you understand the background behind radon. Colin and Renata spent a considerable amount of time at my place trying to find the optimal way to lower my radon. I live in a 1930s house with a basement that has 2 concrete slabs, has been extended 3 times and sits on thick clay. Despite this complexity, Colin and Renata welcomed the challenge and weren’t satisfied until the radon levels were low. This involved a lot of creativity and persistence given my setup. In addition to this, I was able to learn a lot about my house as they walked me through the work and explained the aspects they encountered.

I really can’t say enough good things about this company and these people. I’m a very detailed and picky person and they still blew away my expectations. I would very highly recommend Colin, Renata and the Radon West team.

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Company Response

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the review. Your unique home is what keeps us so interested in radon mitigation. Radon remediation really is a building science and not just a pipe in the ground! Also a bonus for Colin was finally being able to use his 6' auger......Renata and the Radon West team.

Heather from Calgary
Heather from Calgary
6 reviews Calgary, AB

First Review

10/10

Radon Mitigation

Radon West
403.723.6665
440-10816 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary
AB
T2J 5N8
CANADA

I learned about the problem with radon gas pooling in basements last year and was shocked I had never heard of it before! I was even more surprised to learn that 16% of all lung cancer deaths in Canada are directly attributed to radon gas! My husband has a lot of cancer in his family and recently had an Aunt diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer. She never smoked a day in her life. We want our home to be as healthy as possible for us and our young children. We bought a kit from Radon West to test our home over the winter (which Health Canada recommends ALL Canadians do). Our level was slightly higher than 200 Bq/m3 which is the level at which Health Canada recommends mitigation.

Karin, Colin and Renata at Radon West are absolute class acts. I have never encountered more professional, helpful and dedicated people. Every question I had was answered thoroughly, and most importantly, with the science to back it up. My husband and I decided to go ahead with the process of sub-slab depressurization which draws the radon gas out from the soil surrounding our foundation, stopping it from seeping into our basement and getting trapped there, accumulating to dangerous levels.

The installation process was meticulous and Colin and Renata left the area spotlessly clean after finishing. Our levels went from 211 Bq/m3 to 30 Bq/m3 after mitigation. I should also mention that I am EXTREMELY sensitive to vibration noise in my environment. Since there is a fan actively drawing air through the pipe at all times, there is slight vibration noise from the system. Colin visited the house on numerous occasions tweaking the installation until I was completely satisfied; not just willingly, but happily!

I can't recommend these guys highly enough. If only there were more contractors with this kind of integrity and dedication!

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More about Radon West

Radon West Ltd. is one of Canada’s most engaged companies in the radon industry. We are a C-NRPP certified, full service radon and building science company, for both commercial and residential projects. We also mitigate radon levels in existing buildings, install new construction details, and provide radon related certification and continuing education training. Our services also include testing, design, analysis, inspections, research and development as well as consultation. We develop and maintain NORM management programs to meet Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Our technical expertise in the understanding of building science and system design ensures that the final installation is the best fit for the many factors that influence radon infiltration such as construction type, climate, geology, and the operating systems of a building. We specialize in technical diagnostics and challenging projects.

We are a recognized industry leader in the radon services industry and are known nationally for our high-quality work and for our science-based design of effective and efficient radon control systems specific to Canada’s cold climate.

Our history:
Two of our founders built their own home in 2006. They had heard about radon but were assured by almost everyone they talked to that it was not a problem in Alberta. A couple of years later they decided to test anyway and were surprised with the findings. They had radon in their home above the acceptable levels. They reduced their levels and then started to test the homes of family and friends. 42% of them had levels higher than the acceptable guidelines. One founder’s levels were so high that based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines her family should have evacuated their home within 3 months. They had been living in the home for 8 years with their young children. Hence, in 2012 Radon West Ltd. was born in 2012. Now our team of 7 operates out of a head office in Okotoks, Alberta as well as field locations in Cochrane and Calgary.

Areas of expertise:
Our understanding of the science behind radon entry and mitigation has created our reputation as a “different kind” of radon professional. Our company is science driven and with that comes curiosity and exploring different ways to do things. We are well equipped to more than just the standard radon testing and mitigation that is common in the industry.

Mitigation:
The majority of radon reduction systems in Canada are depressurization systems for which we have a defined process that ensures we are designing systems specific to the building. It begins with a site assessment to help define scope and develop budget for mitigation activities. Next, we perform detailed diagnostics to determine natural pressure, design pressure and minimum target pressure for effective radon protection. Then we develop soil resistance and pipe resistance measurements to allow for an accurate estimate of the depressurization fan characteristics required for the design. Next, we apply temperature correction factors to ensure systems will work in the coldest time of the year. Construction of the sub-slab mitigation system according to design and budget is completed and documented in a detailed as-built application relating to the project. The system is commissioned and a short-term test is performed to verify system effectiveness. Some systems require different mitigation techniques, such as HVAC changes, but each building is different and the best mitigation type can only be determined once testing and diagnostics have been completed.

Radon in air testing:
We have experience managing large-scale testing projects. In the last 2 years we have managed test distribution, quality assurance and quality control activities for more than 10,000 buildings. We follow stringent quality control/assurance protocols.

We also offer residential test kits for home owners. Our kits are different than most others because we complete the same stringent quality control and assurance testing so homeowners have the same quality when testing their home themselves.

Radon in water testing:
If there are areas where the UofC processes significant quantities of groundwater, Radon West has experience quantifying the contribution of processing groundwater on the radon level.

Radon emanation from building materials (flux) testing:
In the unlikely event that radon emanation is thought to be a significant factor; we have the ability to quantify the impact of radon emanation inhouse.

Gamma radiation testing:
Certain types of radon mitigation systems can create gamma radiation issues. We have the equipment and knowledge to measure and analyze gamma radiation.

Building Code:
Radon is our business and we recognize how and which parts of the building code are directly related to radon. We can evaluate and understand how different technologies and products can improve or impede the ultimate goal of radon reduction.

Building Envelope Testing:
Radon entry and mitigation is all about building science. We need to understand how the building is operating before we can remediate efficiently and effectively. We use blower doors, duct blasters, thermal imaging cameras and smoke machines, etc. We consider these building science skills invaluable however few people in the industry have them.

Research and Development:
As with any science-based company we know that increased information drives better technologies, processes and policy. We collaborate with other specialized scientists, like sound engineers for example, to help improve and develop new techniques for both radon testing and mitigation to make systems less intrusive, more energy efficient and effective.

Training:
We are one of only four C-NRPP approved trainers in Canada and the only one in Western Canada that provides certification and continuing education courses in the field of radon measurement and mitigation.

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WEBSITE
http://www.radonwest.com/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2012
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
7
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, CARST
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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