Radon Resistant Construction

  1. What is Radon?

  2. Radon is a carcinogenic (cancer causing) gas that occurs from the natural, radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. You can not see or smell radon, but at certain levels it can be extremely hazardous. Radon can be found all over the U.S, and can get into any type of building. Statistics show we spend 90% of our time indoors, so it is very important to eliminate potential radon exposure.

Radon Statistics

    1. Radon is the most potent carcinogen found in homes.

    2. Causes over 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year.

    3. # 2 cause of lung cancer (behind smoking)

    4. Radon is a problem in Utah- surveys have indicated that 20% of homes in Utah have the potential of being above the EPA’s recommended “action level” (4 pico-Curies)

    5. Radon is site specific- you could have a serious radon problem in your home, and your neighbors could have no radon issues.

G-Build is recognized by the State of Utah as a “Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC) Educated Home Builder”

Radon Mitigation

You cannot test for radon until after the home is built. Fortunately, exposure to radon can be eliminated through an inexpensive radon mitigation system installed during construction. This system basically consists of a perforated pipe underneath the basement foundation floor, that connects to a vertical vent pipe ran up through a chase, on through the attic, and vented out of the house through the roof.

If you have yet to hear about radon, you certainly will in the future. The state is aggressively addressing radon, educating homeowners on the risks of the toxic gas. Many homebuyers are now requesting that radon tests be conducted before purchasing a home.


Radon causes lung cancer.

Radon Mitigation