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Old 10-28-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Port Deposit, MD
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Looking to buy a house in the Port Deposit area - however the house was tested and came back with high levels of Radon... is this normal for Port Deposit? I want to have it mitigated but I have some reservations...
What can you tell me about Port Deposit ?
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland - Howard County
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Many parts of Maryland are known for having levels of radon due to the kind of ground that we are on.

Here is the EPA website on radon: Radon | Indoor Air | US EPA

Here is radon info for Maryland including a map: State Radon Contacts: Maryland | Radon | US EPA
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Looking to buy a house in the Port Deposit area - however the house was tested and came back with high levels of Radon... is this normal for Port Deposit? I want to have it mitigated but I have some reservations...
What can you tell me about Port Deposit ?

We're in Southern York County and this is an issue in our area as well! Our home was six times the acceptable level. Have them install the mitigation system since it's known to be a "flaw."

The company that installs the unit most likely has a life time transferrable warranty too.

Port Deposit is an area on the cusp of a building boom with BRAC.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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We were surprised by this when we moved to MD too, but ultimately concluded that it got us a mitigation system on the previous owner's dime. I don't know about your county, but in Howard County I believe all new construction is required to have a mitigation system.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Maryland - Howard County
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J_Lurk, I don't believe it is an exact mediation system that they are required to put in the new homes in Howard County, it is actually a passive system to aid in venting but it does not come with a fan like a mitigation system does.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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J_Lurk, I don't believe it is an exact mediation system that they are required to put in the new homes in Howard County, it is actually a passive system to aid in venting but it does not come with a fan like a mitigation system does.
OK, I was just quoting from this reprint of a Washington Post article. Avanty Construction - Radon: It's Still Here

But my point is really that radon isn't unusual in Maryland and therefore a mitigation system probably isn't an impairment to future sale.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Maryland - Howard County
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J_Lurk - completely agree with you in regards to radon and resale.
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