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Old 10-05-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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radon levels in the house we're buying are at 7.0. Is this a major issue for the seller to take care of...and does it make any difference that the seller is the builder?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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It's negotiable. The seller is not required to mitigate. Mitigation runs $1000+/-, in my area.

Radon is like religion. Some believe there is no safe reading. Others believe it's all bunk.

Is the sump pump sealed?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:17 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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Basement, crawlspace, or slab?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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full walk out basement, which will be finished within a month.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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does not matter if the house is on a slab or full basement. We just had ours tested because we are selling and it is on a slab, - tested at 7. The house we were going to buy tested at 20. In either event, we have to install the mitigation system if we want to sell which we will. It does not matter if the seller is the builder. Depending on what option you have in the contract will dictate what you can do.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I was just curious if it's generally easier to handle because the house is not completely finished and is this something the builder can install, or does he have to pay someone else to do it? Just curious I guess if it will cost him less money than it would us, if we had to do it upon moving in, and after everything was finished...
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:45 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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I was just curious if it's generally easier to handle because the house is not completely finished and is this something the builder can install, or does he have to pay someone else to do it? Just curious I guess if it will cost him less money than it would us, if we had to do it upon moving in, and after everything was finished...
I would want it done as part of, or prior to, finishing the basement.
Your contract, or local law, will tell you if the builder must mitigate for you.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Thanks guys...
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I was just curious if it's generally easier to handle because the house is not completely finished and is this something the builder can install, or does he have to pay someone else to do it? Just curious I guess if it will cost him less money than it would us, if we had to do it upon moving in, and after everything was finished...
A certified radon mitigator must perform the work and then do a re-test. His cost to hire someone will probably be the same as your cost.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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thanks, last question, how quickly can the radon level be affected after the system is installed? we are supposed to move in next week...
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