Radon / Vapour Management

Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste and can get into your building undetected. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. When radon escapes from the ground into the outdoor air it is diluted to low concentrations and is no cause for concern. However, when radon enters an enclosed space, like a home, workplace, commercial or industrial building, it can accumulateto high levels and become a health hazard

 

Radon Membrane

A radon membrane is a high performance gas membrane, for use in applications where resistance to radon gas is required as part of either a ‘full’ or ‘basic’ radon protection system.Because radon enters a building from the ground on which it is built, the most effective method of reducing indoor levels, is by preventing it entering the building in the first place. This is done by means of installing a radon barrier correctly by a certified radon contractor.This is a fully sealed very low gas permeability barrier placed over the entire footprint of the building at the time of construction

 

Vapour Membrane

The use of under slab vapor retarders/barriers has long been regarded as an effective, economical way to control moisture migration through concrete. The proper installation of an effective vapor retarder/barrier beneath the concrete has been proven to reduce or eliminate issues that arise when moisture migrates into interior spaces, including the adverse effects such moisture has on floor covering and coating systems, as well as compromised indoor air quality due to the development of fungus, mildew and mold.