How to mitigate radon in new construction
The hilly areas containing fractured schist and rock around Fairbanks are known for having high concentrations of radon. A good radon mitigation system will ensure healthy indoor air quality. Your single best chance at dealing with radon issues is during new construction.
In this video, Ilya Benesch, building educator at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, demonstrates the essential steps of installing a radon mitigation system for a slab-on-grade foundation.
The video follows EPA guidelines for installing radon mitigation systems found here:
Examining a radon mitigation system
In this video, Ilya Benesch visits a construction site and explores how the contractor has installed a radon mitigation system.
The project was funded by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. For more information about radon, visit: www.uaf.edu/ces/energy/radon.