What Is Radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. and can get into any type of building, including homes, offices and schools. However, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, because that's where you spend most of your time. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Any home, new or old, and in good or bad condition could be susceptible to radon problems. All SafeBasements™ waterproofing products can operate in conjunction with typical mitigation systems and products.
Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air or "pCi/L." There are DIY test kits sold at local home improvement and hardware stores. However, the results may not be that accurate, and it may leave you feeling paranoid that the levels are actually higher than what the test told you. It's a much better idea to let our professionals come to your home to do the testing. It's fast, easy, and affordable.