Jon Eakes

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February 13, 2016
Topics: Pyrite replacement; Temperature Safety button k...
February 6, 2016
Topics: Radon Testing; Pyrite; Laying a new bathroom ti...
January 30, 2016
Topics: Garage door openers; Brick changing colour; Get...

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Understanding and Controlling Radon in our Homes

Radon is the number two cause of lung cancer behind cigarettes and the number one natural occuring environmental cause of lung cancer.  High levels of radon are found in about 7% of all Canadian houses, right across the country.  I have just posted the first of a series of videos on radon....  read more....   I don't have much in French on this site, but the French version is here too... Qu'est-ce que le radon?

Who Is Jon Eakes?

After over 35 years as a prime mover in the field of home renovation — from hosting the first national home renovation TV show in North America, to a diverse career in radio and TV broadcasting, to his industry-leading work with regulatory, corporate and government agencies — Jon Eakes is still most interested in spreading knowledge about ‘the important basics’ — the fine details (and sometimes extended discussion!) the other guys leave out. Jon helps homeowners and trains contractors. This site looks simple, but scratch the surface and you will find the most extensive home improvement encyclopedia on the web with a special emphasis on cold climate housing. Want more about who is Jon Eakes? Click here.

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    What makes a good sump pump pit?

    It is rather surprising to me how little information there is available on sump pumps and more specifically on sump pump pits. We find two basic kinds installed in homes. One is just a water collection box where perimeter drains flow and a pump then lifts the water up and away from the house. ...