Factors such as location, climate and construction methods can affect the concentration of radon gas in a home. As such, The presence of radon in a home is not limited to just older houses, it can also be found in new constructions. Radon gas can enter a new home through cracks in the foundation and air pressure differences. Its presence is influenced by the area’s geology, with higher potential in certain regions as designated by the EPA’s radon zone map.
In high-risk Zone 1 areas, it is highly recommended to include some form of radon control system during construction to protect any in the dwelling from radon exposure. Incorporating radon mitigation techniques during the construction of a new home not only adds an important layer of safety for homeowners, but also saves them time, money, and potentially even their lives.