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natbro
09-29-2006, 10:53 AM
What data does Basement Systems (http://www.basementsystems.com/) have on how their WaterGuard (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/basement_waterproofing_system/) system changes radon levels in a home (i.e. comparison of radon levels before and after installation of Watergard system)? Thank you.

richard
10-02-2006, 02:39 PM
natbro,There are no specific studies like that you are requesting.

WaterGuard (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/basement_waterproofing_system/) does not effect whether radon was in the ground beneath the house prior to or after its installation. If there was radon gas present prior to the WaterGuard basement waterproofing system (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/) being installed, then the radon would still be there. I understand what you are asking; because a small gap is left in the floor at the perimeter of the basement, does this lead to higher levels of radon. WaterGuard (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/basement_waterproofing_system/) does not cause radon and it would have to be present prior to the installation. If you are concerned with high levels of radon I recommend testing for it.

stevea
12-17-2006, 05:09 PM
If you do find that you have a Radon problem it would be good for you to have your WaterGuard System"s open channel sealed to keep Radon from coming into your basement and home.

richard
12-18-2006, 09:54 AM
As stevea says, if after testing you do discover radon levels that need to be addressed, the WaterGuard system can easily be sealed to prevent radon from entering from the wall flange.

-Richard