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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 by Avery Neims
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So first, what does finishing a basement entail? I have compiled a list of things that you can read below.
What is Radon?!
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. The air pressure inside your home is almost always lower than the pressure in the soil around your home's foundation. Because of the pressure difference, your house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings. In a small number of homes, the building materials (e.g., granite and certain concrete products) can give off radon, although building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves. In the United States, radon gas in the soil is the main source of increased radon levels in homes.
High amounts of radon are not good and can lead to cancer and other really bad things!
The best thing to do is to call a radon specialist. Depending on the area of the country you are in the prices range but it can range from $1,000–$3,000.