Radon Resistant New Construction
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Please remember this is a passive radon system. So when the construction is completed a radon test needs to be performed. But to fix a problem now is very straight forward and good results are easy to obtain. Also keep in mind that highest levels usually occur in the winter months, so you may want to do another test at that time as well. Learn how to test for radon gas...
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Radon resistant new construction is an excellent way to protect your new home from elevated levels of radon gas. RRNC methods can reduce levels by about 30% and in the event that the levels are still elevated a radon fan is easily added with expected results usually below 1pCi/L.
Some contractors may complain about the expense, but really with a little corporation among the subcontractors the price can be less than $1000.00 to install. So how is it done...
Radon Resistant New Construction Guidelines
Before the concrete floor is poured in the basement a permeable layer of gravel (1/4" or larger) needs to be used for the final grading. This will allow the radon to move below the house to a vent pipe. This can also be accomplished by using perforated drain pipe inside the interior of the footer and include a few runs across the middle, if the basement square footage is larger than 1500 sq ft.
Next the radon pipe (3"or 4" PVC) is installed in a location that will allow the pipe to run through an interior wall to the roof. The efficiency of the system is greatest if the pipe can be run straight to the roof with no horizontal runs. A "T" fitting is glued on the bottom of the pipe and is inserted in the gravel. If drain tile is used the pipe is fasten to it.
We perform Utah Home Inspections in the following Counties and Cities:
Utah County- Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, American Fork, Alpine, Highland, Cedar Hills, Springville, Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Salem, Payson, Santaquin, Genola, Lakeside, Draper, Eagle Mountin, Elk Ridge, Vineyar, Woodland Hills, Alpine
Salt Lake County- Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Sandy, Salt Lake City, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Valley, Emigration, West Jordan, North Salt lake, Bluffdale, Riverton
Juab County- Eureka, Mona, Nephi, Silver City, Jerico Junction
Wasatch County- Heber, Midway
Summit County- Park City, Kamas, Summit Park