Offering a Wide Range
of Radon Related Services
Radon Measurement and Mitigation Services
Alternative Measurement Services
Installing radon control systems during the
construction of homes and
CVC has extensive experience in designing radon control systems to be incorporated into the construction of new homes and commercial buildings. In fact, CVC has been involved with the research and development of many of the techniques that have been adopted by the US EPA in its Model Standards for residential buildings and the construction of new schools.
The concept behind radon control systems in new homes is to install a system by which soil gases can be easily collected beneath the slab and passively exhausted to the outdoor air. Depending upon economic considerations and what is being planned by the builder, this may include a 4 inch layer of washed aggregate, inter-connected loops of perforated pipe or specially designed drainage mats.
When properly designed and coordinated in the field, soil gas vent pipes can be routed up through the building to the roof where the soil gases can be vented without the assistance of a fan and where the exhaust vent appears to be a normal roof penetration.
Radon resistant new construction systems can have other benefits such as reducing soil and interior building moisture. Moisture reduction can reduce problems with expansive soils and improve the overall indoor environment in addition to reducing radon.
Installation or Oversight:
Large Building Designs & Installations
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Last modified: 06/04/04