ROI of Radon Reducing New Construction
Having your dream home built? Make sure you talk to your builder about Radon Reducing New Construction (RRNC) methods and techniques to help keep you and your family safe. Additionally, this will be a huge selling point for “health-conscious home buyers” down the road when you’re working to secure your return on investment.
RRNC is an affordable measure that can be taken during the construction of a home to effectively reduce the homes radon level by approximately 50%. Be sure to hire a properly trained contractor to perform the installation. Although it looks simple, if not done properly it could end up not working at all and then costing more money in the long run to fix it.
It’s important to understand the various options available as “the cost to a builder of including radon-resistant features in a new home during construction can vary widely. Many builders routinely include these features in some of their homes. The cost to the builder of including these features is typically less than the cost to mitigate the home after construction.” (EPA)
For more detailed techniques view Model Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings.