New Homes in Iowa Require Radon Mitigation Systems


Radon Mitigation in Iowa

Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in the soil and groundwater. It has no color, taste or odor. Radon can enter your Iowa home by seeping up from the ground through wall cracks, floor cracks, spaces, or drains.

Radon mitigation by Jerry's Waterproofing

Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get into your lungs. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy that can damage lung tissue. This can lead to lung cancer over time.

If you live in Iowa, you should be aware that Iowa has the highest average radon concentrations in the United States. That is why earlier in 2015, there were laws passed that required all new homes need to have radon mitigation systems installed. Many of the homes tested in Iowa exceed the EPA’s action level of 4pCi/L.

Jerry’s Waterproofing is licensed with the state of Iowa and Nebraska to test for radon and install radon mitigation systems. If you are planning on building a new home in Iowa, you will be required to install a radon mitigation system. Jerry’s Waterproofing has the products and experience to help you with your radon mitigation system. Installing a radon mitigation system in new home construction will result in keeping you and your family safe from high levels of radon which can cause lung disease.

Why Choose Jerry’s Waterproofing for Radon Mitigation?

Jerry’s Waterproofing is a qualified radon mitigation contractor with state licenses in Iowa and Nebraska. It is important to use a qualified radon mitigator to install the proper radon mitigation system. Our employees have taken the proper training courses and examinations to become experts and licensed radon mitigators.

The method used for radon mitigation is a sub-slab depressurization (SSD) system. This can be installed in less than a day, so your new construction can continue on schedule. Our mitigation specialists will install a negative vent (PVC) system that begins below the foundation of the home and extends up and ends at a point above ground level.

An SSD system includes the following method:

  • A 5-inch hole is drilled into the concrete
  • A pipe is inserted into the hole and sealed up
  • The pipe is then fun outside to a fan to such out the radon
  • Then it is piped above the roofline

Don’t let radon be a concern for you and your family. Let Jerry’s Waterproofing provide you with a radon mitigation system in your new home as required by law now in Iowa or provide you with radon mitigation in your existing home. We can test your existing home for radon and offer you radon mitigation is the levels are high.

Remember, Iowa has the highest average radon concentrations in the United States. It is important to have your existing home tested along with installing radon mitigation into your new home construction.

Jerry’s Waterproofing has been serving Iowa and Nebraska since 1976. We have the experience and use only the best products for radon mitigation, foundation repair, and basement waterproofing. We have established an outstanding reputation and we intend to keep it that way. Let Jerry’s Waterproofing give you peace of mind by installing a radon mitigation system in your home. Contact us today.