Making New Construction Radon Resistant

Home + Radon = Possible Health Risk

South Africa and radon go hand in hand. The rich amount of uranium in our soil leads to the radon particles getting into the air we breathe and the water we drink. This makes radon a natural part of our lives with a health risk that can be highly mitigated and monitored. When thinking about radon in South Africa, keep the following in mind:

  • A decay product of uranium, radon seeps up into your home through cracks, fissures, openings, and more in the foundation. 

  • Radon in water, especially groundwater, can pose a health threat risk as well. 

  • After smoking, radon is the leading cause of cancer worldwide.

  • Inexpensive, simple construction and mitigation methods can be used to drastically decrease your radon health risks. 

  • In the United States, radon-resistance new construction costs typically range from about R 4,000 to R 11,500.

  • Radon-proofing your home during construction is much less expensive than fixing the problem later on.


New Construction Features to Fight off Radon

Whether you are buying, selling, or building, South Africa's radon health risks make it a smart decision to provide construction features that help fight off radon from the beginning. Thanks to other countries having developed robust construction methods for dealing with radon gas, South Africa can take advantage of tried-and-true best practices, and CareTac can help you along the way. 

As you can see from the above, implementing radon-resistance new construction is cost effective and adds value to your home.