radon mitigation and leveling floors
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amyarata



Joined: 05 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: radon mitigation and leveling floors Reply with quote

HI,
My husband and I bought a 1826 farmhouse last summer in New Gloucester, Maine. It has a radon problem, which will require work done on the basement floor. We also need to level the first and second floors where joists were removed for staircases. I understand that old houses are never level, but this is rediculous! We'll need to add support columns in concrete in the basement. I'm not sure what type of contractor to use for this project or how much it will cost. We've already put over $30,000 into the roof and chimney. Our chimney "restorer" had no clue about what historical restoration means. (We found this out after we were already in too deep to quit). Any references would be appreciated. I'm starting to feel foolish for buying this money pit, but it does have a great view!
Thanks,
Amy Arata
amyarata@securespeed.us
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jade



Joined: 11 Feb 2005
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Location: Hawley MA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi amy......
though i read louise dickinson rich's book 'state o' maine', i really am not familiar with the map of maine and just where you are located. i visited www.tradweb.com and found the names of three outfits that may be able to help......

www.aurouratimberframes.com in bowdoinham, me
www.oldhousesinme.com in winthrop
cleve dalton builder in harrington 207-483-4020

for more information on radon:
www.discoverit.com/at/phi/article.html

hope that helps....good luck!
...jade
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