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Main Title Radon-resistant residential new construction /
Author Osborne, Michael C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology Demonstration Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/8-88/087
Stock Number PB90-274119
OCLC Number 20342930
Subjects Radon ; Architecture, Domestic--United States--Designs and plans ; Dwellings--Environmental engineering--United States
Additional Subjects Radon ; Residential buildings ; Ventilation ; Design criteria ; Concrete slabs ; Construction ; Sealing ; Barriers ; Indoor air pollution ; Pollution control
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 600-8-88-087 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/22/2010
NTIS  PB90-274119 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 67 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The manual provides builders and potential new house buyers with a broader selection and explanation of techniques that are expected to be effective in reducing the potential for elevated radon levels in the house. In addition, legislators, regulators, and residential code writers may choose to evaluate these radon-resistant construction technologies for potential application to or modification of existing regulations or codes applicable to residential construction. Three approaches to resolving the radon problem in the construction of new houses are to: (1) prevent radon entry by using barrier methods, (2) reduce the radon entry driving forces, and (3) divert the radon from the house through sub-slab ventilation. Radon entry routes of concern in new construction are the same as those that have previously been identified for existing houses. Figures provided in the report depict the major radon entry routes for simple basement, slab-on-grade, and crawl-space houses. expensive control measures may be justified if they serve multiple purposes, such as combining radon control with water control or eliminating the need for constantly operating a mechanical control system through a high initial cost.
"EPA/600/8-88/087." "July 1988."