Radon is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Allegedly, Radon is also extremely harmful to the health of humans. Worst of all, the sneaky gas supposedly targets us right where we expect to feel safest — in our very homes. But the problem with gauging the true effects of Radon is twofold. Firstly, the gas is virtually […]
Builders are increasingly understanding the dangers associated with radon. The toxic gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers; it’s invisible; it’s odorless; and it’s surprisingly good at infiltrating homes. And yet, the industry continues to rely on relatively rudimentary methods, such as a 4-inch gravel layer and a PVC pipe, to diffuse […]
You may know Heat-Sheet® as a convenient solution for installing PEX tubes in hydronic radiant floors. But did you know that Heat-Sheet® also makes for an effective under-slab radon mitigation insulation layer when installed a certain way? In the post below, we’ll explain how to get the double benefit of Heat-Sheet® by using it as […]
Heat-Sheet functions perfectly well as under-slab insulation and can even serve as the vapor barrier, but it is not an adequate Radon barrier.
A popular feature of Heat-Sheet is that it can eliminate the need for a layer of poly/vapor barrier.