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. Two systems are used, the Bubble Up or the AIRaider depending on the existing conditions. Please see the R.E. Prescott and the RadonAway websites for more information.  Both have a two year warranty.

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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 problem areas and recommendations for improvements will be included in a report. Supervision of contractors is provided.Please see Efficiency Maine website for information and loans. Free one hour home evaluation to determine the need for a full assessment.

Home Inspection

It's very difficult to gain experience building houses. You have to work for many years at low pay in all weather to get a good understanding of the difference between amateur and skilled workmanship . 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

Manufactured Home Foundation Certifications

Manufactured Home Foundation CertificationsIf you are selling or buying a manufactured home, then most likely a foundation certification will be required. For all FHA and VA loans, an engineer's foundation certification is required that states that the home is placed on a permanent foundation that complies with the "HUD Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes", dated 1996 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

We have partnered with the engineers at Foundation Certifications to provide a turn-key foundation certification service to you. You may place your order online by going to http://www.FoundationCerts.com/order.