Play it safe, installing a radon mitigation system during home construction will keep you and your loved ones out of danger.
New construction radon mitigation details add a valuable safety factor that will save homeowners time, aggravation, money- and their lives!
Radioactive radon gas emanates naturally from soil and rocks. It can be present anywhere in the U.S. and throughout the world. If high concentrations of radon accumulate inside a home, the risk of lung cancer increases significantly. Fortunately, it’s possible to test interior environments for radon concentration and reduce radon exposure to minimal levels using proven mitigation techniques.
Geography, weather and home construction details are a few of the factors that can determine whether or not a home will have a hazardous concentration of radon gas. The age of the house typically has little or no bearing on the potential for radon problems. However, there are proven details that builders can incorporate into new construction to make the new home radon-resistant.
An active radon system relies on an in-line fan to move radon gas from beneath the foundation to the outside, through a continuous run of plastic pipe. A passive system is designed to accomplish this exhaust action without the use of a fan.
Getting radon abatement details right is much easier to do during new house construction than after a house is finished.
Smart builders actually install a passive radon mitigation system when building a new house to improve the property’s safety and market appeal.
A basic passive radon mitigation system for new construction consists of the following details, and can easily be made into an active system (if necessary) simply by installing an in-line fan.
If you live in an area of the country that has high radon levels (ZONE1- see map), National Radon Defense recommends the installation of an active radon mitigation system during construction. An active system is similar to a passive system, except it has a very low gauge radon fan installed. It consumes very little energy (less than a 60 watt light bulb) and greatly reduces soil gas and moisture intrusion.
Here are the benefits of installing an active system during construction:
Count on your National Radon Defense dealer for expert, cost-effective radon system design and installation services. We are experts in radon resistant new construction (RRNC) and active radon mitigation systems. Contact one of our experienced radon testing and radon mitigation contractors throughout North America!
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