Radon West

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440-10816 Macleod Trail SE Calgary AB T2J 5N8
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Scott in Calgary
Scott in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Radon Mitigation

We had extremely high levels of mitigation and Radon West was able to obtain results that are well below Health Canada Recommendations. Our house was a bit of a "problem house" in that we didn't get the results we were looking for after installing a fan and a seal around our sump pump. I contacted Colin and Renata and they were able to get us re-booked within days. They were then able to lower the levels further by cutting in behind our baseboards and sealing the frame of the house to the foundation. Results come down immediately and have been fairly stable ever since. I highly recommend this company for anyone who needs mitigation work done.

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Leo from Calgary
Leo from Calgary
2 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Radon Mitigation

Well done! The job was done on time and as promised. Colin did a very good job explaining every step of the process and the reasons for what they were doing. So far, we are very happy with the result.

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Angelo
Angelo
0 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Successful Radon Mitigation

Being the analytical type, I researched this project extensively with the original intent of possibly doing it myself. Nevertheless, I decided to get three quotes just the same and it was then that I met Renata from Radon West. I tend to ask a lot of questions and I can often sense when someone is starting to tire of me. Not so with Renata. In addition to her wealth of knowledge regarding radon gas, she is extremely generous with her time, having spent one hour on the phone plus an additional 3 hours at my home discussing this project. She even gave me suggestions on what I should do if I chose to go the DIY route. I decided to give this project to Radon West because I truly believed that they would do the best job from a technical point of view (and certainly more than I could do).

My expectations were more than met when Colin came out to do the installation work. He was courteous, extremely knowledgeable and was happy to explain everything he did as the project progressed. What impressed me the most was his approach to the job. He had the attitude of a scientist and spent the first few hours doing tests to determine the best location and design for the mitigation system. He has an array of expensive tools, like a ground penetrating radar machine, to tackle challenges like the in-floor heating in my house. Unlike some other contractors, Colin looked for the best solution in my case even though it was more work, time and expense for him, yet still honoring the original quote.

In conclusion, the radon mitigation project was successful. It reduced my radon levels from the mid 200's (248-258) to 20 Bq/m3 after a 7 day test post-mitigation. On one day the reading was as low as 6 Bq/m3. This was achieved using the lowest energy design possible.

Finally, I would like to mention that both Colin and Renata (Renata joined Colin later in the day) left my house clean. Furthermore, during these Covid times, they took all the necessary precautions with masks, social distancing and wiping down all touched surfaces. We felt very comfortable having them in our house. If you are looking for very knowledgeable and professional people for radon mitigation work, I would highly recommend Radon West.

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Kevin
Kevin
3 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Successful Radon Mitigation

After detailed research on Radon and options for Radon Mitigation, I chose RadonWest based on their excellent reputation and position as a leader in the industry. Renata did an exceptional job evaluating and estimating the job and Colin was outstanding with the mitigation itself. Both were very generous sharing their time and a wealth of knowledge based on many years of experience.

The mitigation was completely successful, bringing radon levels down from 200-450 to between 10-20 Bq/m3.

I give my full recommendation to RadonWest for their excellent knowledge, professionalism and the first rate results they deliver.

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Jason in Canmore
Jason in Canmore
1 review Okotoks, AB
10/10

Radon Mitigation

Colin and his team were knowledgeable and really great to work with. Colin took the time to teach us about how the radon gets into our home and had the patience to answer all of our questions. We are very happy with Radon West and would recommend them to our friends and family.

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Ariel
Ariel
3 reviews Airdrie, AB
10/10

Absolutely Amazing!

Renata and Colin were both amazing to work with. They are super knowledgeable about radon and quick to respond to emails. I felt like I was in a radon crash course when Renata came to do the walk through and then again when Colin was here to perform the mitigation! Our radon levels went from as high as the mid 200s to as low as 10! It's remained in the 10-30 range since the mitigation was done 3 months ago. I'm really glad I went with Radon West, they are worth every penny. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is looking to have their radon mitigation done right.

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

Radon Mitigation

We were scheduled for the work just days after the pandemic lockdown in March so we agreed to hold off until things calmed down. Colin and Jeff came on Wednesday the 20th of May at the time they said they would. They were professional and efficient and very tidy with their work. Colin made sure we understood whatever we wanted to understand about the project and post care. I would recommend Radon West to anyone looking for a professional team to complete the project in a timely manner.

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Sandeep in Calgary
Sandeep in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Successful Mitigation

We had a radon test done and our numbers came around 300. We contacted Radon West, Renata came by and did the pre-mitigation process and explained all the details and discussed our options for mitigation.

Colin and his team came for the mitigation process, gave the numbers prior to mitigation and thoroughly explained what steps are going to be done. Completed the whole mitigation process on time as promised and our radon numbers are down to 10 now. Really happy with the mitigation done by Radon West, would highly recommend this company.

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Michael in Cold Lake
Michael in Cold Lake
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Home Radon mitigation

We volunteered for a radon study and the results indicated that we should consider radon mitigation. We contacted Radon West - they did a thorough evaluation and provided a quote. The work was completed on time and as per the quote. We confirmed with our own digital detector that the mitigation was successful. Radon West was professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I highly recommend them.

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Shelley in Edmonton
Shelley in Edmonton
0 reviews Edmonton, AB
10/10

great work, technical and thorough

Colin and his team were very technical and thorough. They looked at different options and took a lot of measurements. A couple months wait time but they did a very good job. Lots of good explanations and no condescending as you get with some trades. No hesitation to recommend them.

I understand Radon West teaches the course to get certified as a radon remediator, that says a lot.

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Company Response

Hi Shelley, thanks for review. Super appreciated. You had a tricky house and glad a solution was found. Radon entry and mitigation is a building science so looking at your home as a whole is the way to get the good results that will work through all seasons. Enjoyed meeting you through the process. Renata and the Radon West team!

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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.

CATEGORIES
Green Products & Services
SERVICES
Radon Mitigation, Radon Assessment, CNRPP Certified, Radon Courses
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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