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What builders and remodelers need to know about Radon

Radon-resistant construction techniques can be effective in preventing radon entry. When installed properly and completely, these simple and inexpensive techniques can help reduce indoor radon levels in homes. In addition, installing them at the time of construction makes it easier and less expensive to reduce radon levels. Further, if these passive techniques don’t reduce radon levels to below 4 pCi/L. Every new home should be tested after occupancy, even if it was built radon-resistant. If radon levels are still in excess of 4 pCi/L, the passive system should be activated by having a licensed mitigator install a vent fan. For a more detailed explanation of radon resistant construction techniques, refer to EPA publication, Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon-Resistant Homes.

Soil Vapor Extraction: Sub-slab depressurization can also be used to prevent other soil gases and contaminants (ie. VOCs, TCEs, and other hazardous vapors) from entering building or structure.


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TESTING for radon


EPA Regulations


Soil Vapor Extration


Commercial Mitigation Applications


Radon Pros is experienced in commercial mitigation systems. Here are a few examples:

  • Office spaces/Multi-unit properties

  • Apartment Complexes

  • Nursing Homes

  • Churches

Installation of radon mitigation systems in commercial buildings requires a more in-depth knowledge of construction and building techniques. The basic theory of radon reduction is the same as that applied to residential buildings. However, since building codes and construction designs are much different, the mitigation contractor must be thoroughly knowledgeable of building codes and construction practices to avoid damaging the structure or violating the building’s structural integrity. Oftentimes, commercial builders of apartments, nursing homes and office buildings, incorporate Radon Resistant Building Standards into their buildings during construction.