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In high risk radon zones such as St. Croix County, Hennepin County, Pierce County, Dunn County, Eau Claire County, Chippewa County, Pepin County, and Buffalo County it can be highly beneficial to implement radon resistant features during the construction of a new home. Certain techniques can be applied during construction that ensure the home will not have any radon issues upon completion. Straight Answer Radon Mitigation has installed high quality radon mitigation systems in new construction homes for over a decade. We will work with you and your builder to design and install a radon mitigation solution that is discreet and effective. Taking care of any radon issues before they even arise can save you the headache of future testing and mitigation processes.

Benefits of a New Construction Radon Mitigation System:

  • New construction radon mitigation systems are typically less expensive than traditional radon mitigation systems installed on already established homes
  • New construction radon mitigation systems are more esthetically pleasing due to the piping being hidden from the exterior of the home
  • Radon gas levels will be deterred from the structure immediately upon moving in. 
  • Your home’s value will be increased due to there not being any radon concerns from the get-go.

Passive Radon Mitigation Systems

A passive radon mitigation system works by installing a pipe underneath the slab of the structure to vent out rising soil gasses under the home. Passive systems do not have an active fan attached. The pipe is run through the interior walls of the home to utilize “stack effect”. Stack effect relies on pressure differentials to move air and radon gas through the pipe from under the slab to vent above the roofline, but since newer homes are built so airtight nowadays, it is difficult to achieve this effect to remove higher radon levels. Installing a passive radon mitigation system can be a good first step (as they can be converted into active systems quite easily), however we strongly recommend just having an active system put into place right away.

Active Radon Mitigation Systems

Active radon mitigation systems are what most homeowners are familiar with. An active radon system consists of PVC piping, an in-line radon fan, and a manometer to measure the system’s effectiveness. Active radon systems are by far the most effective method of radon removal from a home due to the constant protection they provide. During construction of a new home, an active system can be routed through the garage walls and through the roof, so when the home is finished, the only visible portion of the radon system will be a small vent stack on the backside of the roof. 

Converting Passive Radon Systems to Active Radon Systems

If your home currently has a passive radon mitigation system in place, we can activate the system by installing a high quality radon fan. While we do recommend having this done during construction to save on the trip charge and electrical costs, we understand that some homeowners didn’t always have the option for an active system during the home’s construction. The activation of a passive system is much more affordable than installing a brand new system, so give us a call and we can get started right away! 

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