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Main Title Passive Radon Control Feature Effectiveness in New House Construction in South Central Florida.
Author Fowler, C. S. ; McDonough, S. E. ; Williamson, A. D. ; Sanchez, D. C. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 26 Sep 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-R-818413; EPA/600/A-94/241;
Stock Number PB95-155024
Additional Subjects Radon ; Permeability ; Air infiltration ; Foundations(Structures) ; Slabs ; Air pollution control ; Houses ; Air flow ; Construction ; Natural radioactivity ; Indoor air pollution ; Radioecological concentration ; Soil gases ; Building codes ; Performance evaluation ; Florida ; Reprints ; South Central Region(Florida)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-155024 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/26/1995
Collation 12p
The paper discusses passive radon control feature effectiveness in new house construction in South Central Florida. The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of two slab types (monolithic and slab-in-stem wall) in retarding radon entry in new houses built in accordance with the proposed standard over high radon potential soils. The slab-in-stem calls exhibited significantly more slab cracking than did the monolithic slabs. Those houses also had higher average radon entry rates, radon entry velocities, and concentration ratios than the monolithic slab houses. Both slab types proved to be effective in retarding radon entry, especially when penetrations were properly sealed.