Radon related building practices have been introduced into the federal and provincial building codes. In addition to codes briefly described below, additional regional code requirements exist. If you have questions, feel free to contact our mitigation professionals.
National Building Code
The National Research Council updated guidance specifies provisions for both large building and residential housing pertaining to radon which include:
Air barrier systems and requirements
Drainage and waterproofing
Control of Air Leakage
Good Engineering Practice
Foundation wall and floor material
Slab perimeter sealing
Sump pit sealing
Air seal drains where required
Alberta Building Code
Soil gas mitigation systems, of which radon is included, fall under Part 6 of the Alberta Building Code, introduced in 2016 (ABC 2014).
The following provisions were introduced to permit radon mitigation system installation in new construction, should it be determined that radon concentrations are in excess of current guidelines.
Above: Alberta Building Code Radon Rough-In Diagram