Making Your Environment Safer
Making Your Environment Safer

Radon Prevention for New Construction Homes

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Radon is often mistakenly thought of as a concern only for older homes. However, any home or structure may be susceptible to radon intrusion, even newly built homes. If you are building a new home, radon prevention should be on your checklist of must-haves when it comes to your home’s design. Continue reading to learn more about radon solutions for new construction homes and how Green Earth Remediation can help you gain peace of mind about the safety of your new home. 

How Radon Enters Your Home

Radon comes from the soil as radium breaks down and releases this odorless, invisible, radioactive gas. When the air pressure in your home is lower than the air pressure of the surrounding soil—as is typically the case, especially during the wintertime due to temperature variations indoors and outside—your home essentially acts like a vacuum and draws in radon gas. This can occur in new homes, older homes, homes with basements, and those without. In other words, no home is invulnerable to radon intrusion. 

Radon Prevention Solutions for New Construction Homes

There are building strategies that can help passively deter radon from entering your home. First, your builder should install a layer of gravel or other aggregate under the foundation. Next, a layer of polyethylene sheeting should be applied to the gravel layer to create a seal. A gas-tight venting pipe that runs from the gravel layer through the building and to the roof should be installed, and then the foundation will be sealed. Green Earth Remediation has assisted numerous builders and developers in creating these types of radon prevention solutions for new homes and commercial buildings. 

Radon Testing for New Construction 

Even with radon resistant construction as described above, there is still a chance radon can enter your home. The only way to be sure that your home has minimal radon exposure is to test for it. Testing should be performed upon completion of construction and every five years after that. 

Green Earth Remediation is your source for radon prevention, testing, and mitigation. We’re constantly working to make our community safer with radon and pest control solutions performed by local experts.

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Zach Schultz

As the son of founder Bill Schultz, Zack Schultz has spent his life immersed in the pest control and radon mitigation industries. He is currently the Vice President of Green Earth Remediation and has more than 13 years of professional experience in radon reduction, pest control and vapor intrusion mitigation. Zach is committed to upholding the legacy of his family’s business while ushering the company into a new era of growth and nationwide success. Zach has a bachelor’s degree in Science from Central Michigan University and holds the following professional licenses and certifications.

  • NRPP- Certified Radon Measurement Professional
  • NRPP- Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist
  • State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator License C-001180778