Why Radon control matter
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US, only to beat out by cigarette smoking. In some areas like Atlanta, where we are constructing the #1920sMakeoverATL project, Radon levels are really high. That is why we are partnering with Clean Vapor to install the vapor and Radon systems below the concrete. Their passive system is designed for maximum effectiveness and energy efficiency. Since it is based on physics, we probably will not need a Radon fan!
Issues with a 1920s House
Radon is more of a problem in a leaky house than you think. When warm air rises it created negative pressure in the crawlspace or basement. This is where all of the Radon is located so that Radon is sucked into the house.
The same “stack effect” can cause Radon to appear at the top level of a high rise as well. If there is not a vapor control layer designed to block Radon then the elevator shafts can become conduits for Radon.
In the NEWS and on the WEB
Here is a full list of articles and content created for Clean Vapor:
- VIDEO: Under Slab Radon Barriers and Vapor Control – Clean Vapor
- VIDEO: Protecting the “First Side” of the Building || Stego Barrier Solutions
- Rate It Green company profile: Clean Vapor
- Website: Clean Vapor
- SawHorse Site Search: 1920sMakeoverATL, Clean Vapor
Special thanks to Clean Vapor for partnering with us on this project. To see ALL of the partners and to experience the virtual tour CLICK HERE.