Radon Guard® Insulation
Radon Gas is naturally occurring, and moves up out of the ground into a structure through cracks in the foundation or slab. According to Health Canada, Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. New building codes require new construction to have a radon mitigation system in place.
Radon Guard® Insulation is a key component for radon mitigation systems and is the code compliant one-to-one replacement for the code-required 100 mm thick layer of granular material. This 2-in-one system both insulates and protects the health of a structure. Manufactured from PlastiSpan HD insulation, Radon Guard has an R-value of 4.04 per inch and compressive strength of 16 psi.
Radon Guard® insulation is a patent-pending sub-slab depressurization panel. Radon Guard allows for soil gas removal, insulates the concrete slab, and provides a capillary break between the ground and the air barrier system. CCMC Evaluation Report 13698-R confirms that the interconnected channels on the underside of Radon Guard insulation provide the required means to direct soil gas to a radon gas mitigation system.
- Available in 3x4 ft, 2 ft high bundles
- 3.5”, 4”, 4.5”, 5”, 5.5” thicknesses
- Also available in 20, HD, 25, 30 and 40 psi
Why Radon Guard® Insulation
Radon Guard® insulation panels installed under a concrete slab allow for the collection of radon gas within the sub-slab space to that it can then be exhausted through a radon mitigation system rather than entering the building.
Radon Guard™ insulation is the code compliant one-to-one replacement for a 100mm thick layer of granular material, the prescriptive solution required by building codes.
Radon Guard is easy to cut and install