Radon-Resistant New Construction (RRNC)

 Radon is a naturally occurring result of Uranium deposits in the ground breaking down into radon gas, which then permeates up through the soil into the air.    The problem occurs when it becomes trapped inside a building, and over-exposure can increase your chances of lung cancer.

New construction affords a very good opportunity to protect yourself from Radon gas.. and it is NOT costly!  yeah!

First, some good websites to learn more:

Radon zonemap

  •  http://www.epa.gov/radon/construc.html   This site diagrams out the technique to rid your home of radon.     Here is their advice:
    • Gravel layer under the foundation
    • Plastic Sheeting (over gravel & under the foundation)
    • Sealing and Caulking of all openings of the foundation
    • Vent pipe- running from the gravel under-layer thru the house to the roof.
    • Electrical junction box- to add a fan as needed.

Suppliers for Radon fans and monitors:


3 Responses to “Radon-Resistant New Construction (RRNC)”

  1. 1 ben September 11, 2007 at 2:11 am

    Fill me in on the new regs. for basement radon control in new construction. It would appear that 5′ of clean stone, 20 mm vapor barrier over that and then thorough sealing of all basement openings would be sufficient. What does BOCA require on this?

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