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Basement Cracks Let in More than Water

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 27, 2012

There may only be a few days left in January, but January is National Radon Action Month. Did you know that basement floor cracks can let in worse things than water? They can let in Radon too.

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. January is the time to check your home and office space for radon levels. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon exposure accounts for almost 20,000 deaths annually.

Radon is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock. It disperses harmlessly outdoors but when it enters your home through holes and cracks in the basement floor and walls or from well water, it can be a health hazard. Prolonged exposure to radon can cause lung cancer. The only way to know if your home has unhealthy levels of radon is to perform a simple test.

If you have basement cracks, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.

Information from Conway Daily Sun

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