Reduce radiation levels with the moisture and radon barrier Areo DPM (Hydraseal DPM membrane) from Flowcrete
Radon barrier provides reassurance
As awareness of radon radiation increases, the demand for a coating that also reduces radon radiation is growing. Traditionally, basements in Denmark have been used to a large extent as living spaces where people spend many hours. Many people therefore want to upgrade their basements with radon protection so that they can stay in them for longer periods of time without health risks.
A world-class moisture and radon barrier
Areo works with the world’s leading flooring suppliers. One of them – Flowcrete – provides an effective and economical solution to reduce radon radiation. The radon membrane from Flowcrete has been tested and approved by the Swedish SP Technical Research Institute with excellent results. At Areo, the coating is called Areo EP DPM Moisture Barrier and by applying an extra layer (a total of 3 layers and min. 625g/m2), the moisture barrier also acts as a radon barrier, according to Areo. SP report no. PX12102.
Efficient and economic solution
The membrane solutions are both effective and very economical alternatives to the traditional and extensive solution of installing a well and suction under the floor. The construction process is significantly shorter and much less extensive when using a radon barrier rather than a traditional solution. As a side benefit, the solutions also prevent moisture problems and permanent water damage in the event of flooding.
Radon deaths can be avoided
According to According to WHO (World Health Organization) figures, up to 300 Danes die from lung cancer due to radon every year. The gas seeps up from the ground into houses and basements through cracks and fissures in floors and walls. Therefore, building regulations require all buildings to be made safe so that the risk of developing lung cancer due to radon is minimized.