Address radon gas concerns before it is even built.
Your new home can be built to resist radon gas entry for minimal additional costs by adding a radon mitigation system. Take proper radon-resistant precautions when building a home. It can help prevent high levels of radon from concentrating, which in turn, may greatly reduce the risk of radon-related lung cancer. And an added benefit of better moisture control throughout the house.
The EPA developed a voluntary guidance document on radon control techniques for new residential construction. The guidance recommends and describes the installation of a “passive-sub slab or sub-membrane depressurization system. See U.S. EPA, https://www.epa.gov/radon/radon-resistant-construction-basics-and-techniques
We offer services to both new homes and multifamily buildings.
The first step is making the house resistant to radon during the construction phase. This is done by installing a specialized air channel before the foundation is poured. This keeps the soil gases from ever entering the house. Once we pour the foundation, all openings and cracks are sealed as another prevention against the gases entering the home.
The second step is to install a passive radon gas mitigation system or vent pipe. This can be done during the construction phase by using PVC pipes vertically from beneath the foundation and up through the roof to safely vent radon and the other soil gases outside of the house. Once the home or residential building is completed, a simple radon test can be performed to make sure the precautions are keeping radon gas from concentrating in the house. If radon levels come back high, the passive system can be turned into an active system. This can be done by adding a fan at a much lower cost than installing a system in an already completed house.
Using a radon gas system resistant construction techniques during the building phase, can add value to the home and protect the health of your family. We can work directly with your builder to give you peace of mind. And we make your home as radon-resistant as possible.