This month’s Building Engineer magazine, the official journal of the Association of Building Engineers features an article from propertECO about the need to consider radon under the Party Wall Act when converting a basement or cellar.
When a cellar is converted or a new basement created in a neighbouring property, the disturbance to the ground can open up new pathways for radon. Additionally, many waterproofing techniques could displace radon from the property being worked on to a neighbouring property.
If a neighbour is having these type of works carried out, propertECO’s advice is to test your property for radon before and after works to ascertain whether your property has been affected.
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