The American National Standards Institute has developed standards for reducing radon in new construction, likely to be adopted into the next revision of the International Residential Code, for homes built in areas identified as Radon Zone 1 and Zone 2 (see map).
A naturally occurring soil gas, radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas estimated to cause more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the U.S., according to the EPA.
"Adding a radon mitigation system in residential new construction is less expensive and more aesthetically pleasing than remediating the problem once a home is built," according to David Hill, Vice President of Radon Away, adding "And, our system also helps control potential moisture issues."
As you can see on the attached system drawing, adding a radon mitigation system is not difficult, but it must be planned for in the design phase, in terms of locating the vent pipe chase and determining where the vent pipe penetrates the roof.
Radon Mitigation System Drawing courtesy of Radon Away
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