Radon in New Homes

Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC)

It is possible and practical to build a new home to prevent elevated levels of radon gas, which exists in the ground, from entering the home. In brief, the evidence-based physical interventions that prevent radon entry into the living space are (1) channeling radon from below the ground and foundation into a pipe that exhausts safely to the outdoors and (2) sealing the foundation and other building components so radon can’t go around the pipe to enter the home.
While there is no statewide RRNC Code in Kansas, five cities in Kansas have RRNC Codes. Contact the city code department directly for specific RRNC Code information.
  • Topeka
  • Manhattan
  • Lawrence
  • Junction City
  • Salina  
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