Waterproofing – Radon Gas Cavity Drain System
MacLennan worked with KENNEDY O’CALLAGHAN ARCHITECTS and AKS Ward to develop a suitable waterproofing system which incorporated Radon protection via the PAC System. The systems are guaranteed to prevent Radon *, Methane and Carbon Dioxide.
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“ * RADON: A radioactive gas associated with increased levels of cancer. Radon gas is tasteless and odourless and is highly hazardous for human beings hence the importance of an effective radon barrier. “
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As this property was a new build, MacLennan specialists were able to work with the contractor to design, fit and supply the required water and gas proofing measures right from the start of construction.
A ventilated cavity drain membrane systems that could be detailed as gas membrane / radon barrier when married up with suitable extraction or positive pressure systems, that complied with the BS8102:2009 waterproofing standard, was fitted.
All work was carried out in accordance with the clients requirements and completed on time and within budget. The building is safe from water ingress and from the following Gases.METHANE:Forms an explosive mixture in air at levels of 5-16% by volume.CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2):A toxic, asphyxiating gas, maximum permissible levels 0.5% by volume for long term exposure and 1.5% by volume for short term exposure.RADON:A radioactive gas associated with increased levels of cancer. Radon gas is tasteless and odourless and is highly hazardous for human beings.