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Radon Resistant New Construction Colbond EnkaVent 6128RRNC ( Radon Resistant New Construction ) has been receiving increasing attention from the construction and radon industries and the organizations that represent and govern them as well as federal, state and local agencies. The term RRNC refers to the process of building a new home with a Radon Barrier and elimination system installed during the early construction phase. RRNC proven Colbond Enkavent provides opportunities for radon professionals and builders to build in a radon and moisture control system simply at the best possible time - before the slab is poured.

RRNC can save lives when building is completed and a radon fan is added if necessary to reinforce the elimination properties of the system. It also offers Green Building benefits by helping to meet NAHB, EPA/Energy Star, U.S. Green Building Council LEED-H requirements, and an increasing number of state and local regulations. Building in RRNC Enkavent from Colbond is a win/win/win scenario for the builder, the radon mitigator, and the homebuyer, being simple to use, tried and tested too.

Enkavent 6128 is a radon venting product manufactured to mitigate (reduce) radon gas from under concrete and basement slab construction. Enkavent provides an airspace that intercepts radon before it seeps into the basement, crawlspace, or through the slab.

  • Reduces radon level up to 97%
  • Proven results since 1985
  • Strong enough to sustain load of 12" concrete slab
  • Meets requirements of floating slab construction
  • Easy & quick installation – no digging and no extra gravel
  • Cost-effective 
How the Enkavent system works:
  • Enkavent allows radon to flow through the filter fabric and into the airspace created by the nylon matrix.
  • Airspace does not clog because the filter fabric holds back gravel and soil.
  • Natural airflow through the Enkavent matting channels radon to pipe openings
  • Gas is routed outdoors.

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Radon Barrier and Reduction SystemWhy install a Radon Barrier and Reduction system when Constructing new Homes?

Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is known as the silent killer and for a good reason. It’s an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can enter into your home. Radon is produced through the breakdown of uranium in the soil which most of the time is located under a homes foundation. It is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Because radon levels are influenced by a variety of factors—soil type and moisture, how “tight” the home is, type of heating and ventilation system, movement of air and groundwater, air pressure, and lifestyle behavior of the occupants—the only way to know if a home has elevated levels of radon is to test it – impossible to do when constructing a new home or building. This is where installing Enkavent under basement slabs is a sensible precaution when building a new and modern well insulated home – especially as their air transfer rates are much reduced. To check whether the area of new construction is likely to be effected by Radon Gas, see the map below or in more detail at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Areas of the United States effected by Radon Gas

The expense and precautions necessary to study the dangers of Radon exposure safely have limited research into its properties. Chemists at the University of Pennsylvania have recently for the first time measured how well radon binds to a molecule, paving the way for future research on it and other noble gasses. Read more at Science Daily.

On January 11, 2013, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) adopted a new building standard, RRNC 2.0, Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 Family Dwellings and Townhouses. RRNC 2.0, a "Model Code" standard for the installation and testing of new construction radon systems, is a consensus standard developed by an American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) Consortium committee of radon professionals, builders, architects, consumer advocates, and state and federal government officials. 

The purpose of this new AARST/ANSI standard is to further radon risk reduction in the United States by providing a model building code to achieve indoor radon concentrations of less than 4 pCi/L [148 Bq/m3] in new homes. It is a "code ready" standard that provides a significant improvement over the IRC Appendix F "Radon Control Methods." Adherence to the new code will reduce not only the health risks but also financial risks to builders and bankers who are concerned about building homes with long-term radioactive problems. It is estimated that over 8 million U.S. homes and 70,000 classrooms contain high levels of radon. 

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