Radon Mitigation

Air and water radon mitigation designed to lower radon levels below EPA limits..

Energy Audits

Lower your energy cost and make the home more comfortable. Efficiency Maine incentives up to $3500.

Creating a sustainable way of life.

Home Inspections

Inspections that will provide you with the information needed to make a decision and negotiate the sale.

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Jim Sysco, Newry - Structural Engineer      1-890-8728

Radon Mitigation

Air Mitigation for most homes is sub slab depressurization. A hole is drilled through the basement slab and a pipe is plumbed to the exterior. A fan is attached to the pipe and the exhaust is run above the roof line. Free inspection and testing to determine the condition of the sub slab to give a price for the job. Please see the FESTA website for more information. The fan has a warranty of five years.

Water mitigation by aeration is used to remove radon. The equipment blows air into a tub of water that collects radon and vents it out of the building. If the water contains high iron or hardness a water softener will need to be installed ahead of the equipment. This will be included in the price. The Bubble Up has a three year warranty. Price by bid.

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Energy Audits

An audit of your home to improve the efficiency and comfort of your home takes two to three hours and can qualify you for up to $3500 in rebates. A blower door and thermal camera along with safety testing can find the air leakage that would otherwise be missed. Recommendations for improvements will be included in a report. I'll work with the insulation contractor to fit the work to receive the most incentives and fill out the forms to Efficiency Maine. Please see Efficiency Maine website for information and loans. Free one hour home evaluation.

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Home Inspection

It's a long process to get a good understanding of the difference between amateur and skilled workmanship . Passing a few basic test on a home inspector certification website does little to insure competency, but it will allow poorly built homes to be sold to unsuspecting buyers. If you were buying a home would you want some one who will trivialize problems or some one who is looking to protect you from making a mistake? New construction, remodeling and insulation work has shown me where buildings fail and what can be done to fix it. I use this knowledge and an array of test equipment in inspecting your house. I'm certified by InterNACHI as a building inspector, a Third Party Inspector for the Maine Building Code and  certified as a Building Analyst by the Building Performance Institute. Training as an Efficiency Maine Registered Vendor means better understanding of insulation and heating systems. Experienced as a registered radon mitigator I can give you useful information about cost. Over thirty five years in construction. A thermal camera scan and an energy evaluation are free. The report will be online at Horizon Inspection Software for seven years. I will inspect your house as if it were my own. Inspections are $250.

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Thomas Varney 

Norway, Maine 04268