What is Radon?
The breakdown of uranium in minerals and soil creates an invisible, odorless and tasteless toxic gas called Radon. When released outdoors the gas gets diluted in the air and is not dangerous but when released in enclosed spaces like building, it can build up and become a risk to your personal health as occupants of the building.
How does Radon get into your buildings?
Soil surrounding a building’s foundations is typically higher than the air pressure inside, this difference in pressure attracts other gases such as radon into your building. Radon can easily enter any space it finds between a building contacting the ground. This can include cracks in foundation floor and walls, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, support posts, window casements, floor drains, sumps or cavities inside walls.