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What are the most common ways that radon gas can enters a home?

The most common ways that radon can enter a home are: cracks in solid floors, construction joints, cracks in walls, gaps in suspended floors, gaps around service pipes, wall cavities, and the house's water supply.
Updated: 02/22/2016
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Answer: Radon enters the home through the following areas: Crawlspaces Cracks in the foundation & walls Floor drains Pipes Sump pumps Radon gas can enter both old and new homes, regardless if there are visible cracks or not. Radon can also enter the home through the use of well water. Areas that have high levels of uranium in the underlying granite or shale are prone to allowing radon enter the groundwater. [Refer to: https://www.cdc.gov/features/protect-home-radon/index.html ]
Dean Schurger, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH© 1990-2018)
Answer: cracks in the floor, sump pump pits, thin concrete slabs
Minnesota Mold Inspection, LLC
Answer: Open cracks in the Slab such as the sump pit
Property Inspection Pros
Answer: Foundations cracks, Open drainage (sump pump pit), dirt crawl spaces without vapor barrier
InFocus Inspection
Answer: The soils below the structure. If the structure has a concrete slab, the gas enters through any voids. If the structure if over a crawlspace, the gas enters through any voids in the vapor barrier.
Worsley Inspections LLC
Answer: cracks in basement flooring.
Alabama indoor air quality testing, LLC.
Answer: Cracks in the foundation. Be it a slab, dirt floor and a full basement.
Total Check-Up Inspections
Answer: The gas enters through any crack, hole sump area, crawl space, etc.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
Answer: Radon enters a home through areas of low pressure. It can enter your home through cracks in a foundation , sump pits and through your water supply.
Norton Inspection Services
Answer: Cracks in the foundation and openings in the foundation walls.
Spire Home Inspection
Answer: The most common ways radon gas enters a home is through openings in a home, cracks in the floor and walls.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: Thru cracks in the foundation , sump pumps ,sewer lines.
ATM Home Inspection
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