Your new Pacesetter home is built with only the latest technology in new home construction. Radon is a dangerous gas that builds up from the soil beneath your home, and if not properly mitigated can seep into your home and cause serious health concerns.
About Radon Gas
Radon is a radioactive gas created naturally when the uranium from soil and rock breaks down. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it becomes diluted. However, in enclosed spaces like homes, high levels may accumulate and can be a risk to you and your family.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and it is estimated that around 16% of lung cancer deaths are from radon exposure in the home.
Early signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
- persistent cough
- coughing up blood
- shortness of breath
- chest pain, especially when you cough or laugh
- frequent infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
Over time, you may also experience loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue.
Pacesetter Homes and Cupolex™
Cupolex™ is a system of preformed domes installed in your basement floor prior to your concrete being poured. This system then creates pockets beneath your basement floor that collect the gas and allow it to vent properly to the outside of your home. Once radon gas reaches the atmosphere outside your home, it is safely dissipated and is rendered harmless.
This product is made from recycled materials and is engineered for superior strength and maximum performance. Not only does Cupolex™ mitigate radon and other soil-generated gases under your home, but it also provides a more sustainable floor structure, reducing potential cracks and curls in your basement floor. It also contributes to better moisture control and reduces potential for concrete moisture damage.
Your home is safer when it’s built by Pacesetter Homes.
We are the first builder in Alberta to use Cupolex™ which protects your home from Radon Gas and Moisture*. Our professional mitigation contractors certified under the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) will make sure your home is a healthier place to live.
*Depending on site conditions, alternate mitigation may apply.
“Radon gas: it’s in your home” Government of Canada, www.canada.ca, www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/reports-publications/radiation/radon-your-home-health-canada-2009.html#a2.
“Radon and Cancer” Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca, www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/reduce-cancer-risk/make-informed-decisions/know-your-environment/radon-and-cancer/?region=on.
“Radon Symptoms: Signs of Radon Poisoning & Exposure” National Radon Defense, www.nationalradondefense.com, https://www.nationalradondefense.com/radon-information/radon-symptoms.html.