Radon Resistant New Construction in Florida is Simple with Colbond Enkavent
RRNC ( Radon Resistant New Construction ) is increasing in the construction and radon industries and the organizations that represent and govern them as well as federal, state and local agencies in Florida. The term RRNC refers to the process of building a new home with a Radon Barrier and elimination system installed during the early construction phase. RRNC proven Colbond Enkavent provides opportunities for radon professionals and builders to build in a radon and moisture control system at the best possible time, simply and economically - before the slab is poured - providing security against future issues and insurance claims.
RRNC is proven to help save lives when a building is completed and a radon fan is added if necessary to reinforce the elimination properties of the system. It also offers Green Building points by helping to meet NAHB, EPA/Energy Star, U.S. Green Building Council LEED-H requirements, and an increasing number of state and local regulations in Florida. Building in RRNC Enkavent from Colbond is a win/win/win scenario for the builder, the radon mitigator, and the homebuyer, being simple to use, tried and tested and adding a simple drain system for excess moisture too.
Enkavent 6128 is a radon venting product manufactured to mitigate (reduce) radon gas from under concrete and basement slab construction. Enkavent provides an airspace that intercepts radon before it seeps into the basement, crawlspace, or through the slab. Remember the old adage that prevention is better than cure.
- Reduces radon level up to 97%
- Proven results since 1985
- Strong enough to sustain load of 12" concrete slab
- Meets requirements of floating slab construction
- Easy & quick installation – no digging and no extra gravel
- Cost-effective & economical - fit once and forget unless subsequent tests show unacceptable radon gas levels, then a fan can be added.
How the Enkavent system works:
- Enkavent allows radon to flow through the filter fabric and into the clear airspace created by the nylon matrix.
- Airspace does not clog because the specially designed filter fabric holds back gravel and soil.
- Natural airflow through the Enkavent matting channels radon to pipe openings and wicks away excess moisture too.
- Gas is eliminated outdoors passively - with reinforced ventilation if needed with only minor cost.
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Why install a Radon Barrier and Reduction system when Constructing new Homes in Florida?
Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is known as the silent killer and for a good reason - because it is. It’s an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can enter into a home via the ground, especially in homes close to the water table level as Radon floats on water whilst it is heavier than air. Radon is produced through the breakdown of uranium in the soil which most of the time is located under a homes foundation. It is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Because radon levels are influenced by a variety of factors—soil type and moisture, how “tight” the home is, type of heating and ventilation system, movement of air and groundwater, air pressure, and lifestyle behavior of the occupants—the only way to know if a home has elevated levels of radon is to test it – impossible to do when constructing a new home or building and expensive and difficult to mitigate after a construction is complete. This is where installing Enkavent under basement slabs is a sensible precaution when building a new and modern well insulated home – especially as their air transfer or ventilation rates are much reduced. To check whether the area of new construction in Florida is likely to be effected by Radon Gas, see the map below or in more detail at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The expense and precautions necessary to study the dangers of Radon exposure safely have limited research into its properties. Chemists at the University of Pennsylvania have recently for the first time measured how well radon binds to a molecule, paving the way for future research on it and other noble gasses. Read more at Science Daily.
On January 11, 2013, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) adopted a new building standard, RRNC 2.0, Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 Family Dwellings and Townhouses. RRNC 2.0, a "Model Code" standard for the installation and testing of new construction radon systems, is a consensus standard developed by an American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) Consortium committee of radon professionals, builders, architects, consumer advocates, and state and federal government officials.
The purpose of this new AARST/ANSI standard is to further radon risk reduction in the United States by providing a model building code to achieve indoor radon concentrations of less than 4 pCi/L [148 Bq/m3] in new homes. It is a "code ready" standard that provides a significant improvement over the IRC Appendix F "Radon Control Methods." Adherence to the new code will reduce not only the health risks for new homes built in Florida but also financial risks to builders and bankers who are concerned about building homes with long-term radioactive problems. It is estimated that over 8 million U.S. homes and 70,000 classrooms contain high levels of radon.
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