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Radon Gas Resistant New Construction

All new residential and commercial buildings constructed should include Radon Gas resistant techniques to prevent and control Radon gas and other soil gas entry. Radon Gas Experts sub-contracts from builders to design and install the components of a passive depressurization system or we inspect and certify systems installed by builders that meet Health Canada, C-NRPP and Radon Gas Experts’ standards.

New Construction Techniques

1

Create a Layer

Installation of a gas permeable layer prior to pouring the concrete slab. This minimum 102mm, porous clean gravel layer, allows the unrestricted movement of Radon gas and other soil gases beneath the structure’s concrete slab.

2

Use Barriers

Above the clean gravel layer Radon Gas Experts installs a 10mil true vapour barrier with overlapped and taped seams before the concrete slab is poured and/or above the crawlspace floor as appropriate.

3

Install Riser Pipe

A Schedule #40 PVC riser pipe is secured in place and connected to a PVC Tee that is also in the gravel and connected to the perforated pipe or drain mat system.

4

Sealing Concrete

comprehensive sealing and caulking after the concrete pad has been poured is critical to reducing radon gas levels. Expansion joints are sealed appropriately to enhance the effectiveness of the mitigation system.

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we support new home builders

Radon Gas Experts supports builders and new home consumers in ensuring these inexpensive, aesthetically pleasing systems are appropriately deployed during home construction. Health Canada recommends that Radon Gas measurement testing occurs within the first year of occupancy to ensure passive mitigation system effectiveness for new home purchasers.

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we follow best practices

The International Code Council’s International Residential Code Appendix “F” (www2.iccsafe.org) details best practices which Radon Gas Experts follows for Radon Gas Resistant New Home Construction with appropriate modifications in respect of domestic Canadian regulations.

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The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified Radon Gas as a Group 1 carcinogen along with tobacco smoke and asbestos. It's important to get your home and business tested to keep those you care about safe. Book a free assessment below for more information.

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