Gas proof membranes protect buildings from harmful ground gases such as radon, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrocarbons. These are designed to protect buildings and their occupants from the effects of harmful gasses. Radon Ireland has been involved in successfully installing high performance membranes for resisting these gasses in both the commercial and domestic sectors since 1994.
The idea that harmful, invisible gases may be entering a property is a scary one. If you are building a new property, extending your home or having your basement converted, you need to consider the potential risks of radon and other ground gases. These gases can occur naturally or be a result of contamination of the land such as on brownfield sites, old mine workings, or landfill sites where waste has been buried.
When building on land where ground gases are present, it is essential to take steps to minimise the chances of gases entering a property. Building Regulations must be carefully followed. One of the most widely available options is gas membrane protection.
What are gas membranes?
Gas membranes are usually plastic sheet membranes that prevent ground gases from passing through them. They are ordinarily installed during construction and form part of the foundation design. There are numerous manufacturers of gas membranes, providing several different types including Radon Barrier Membranes, Methane Gas Membranes and Liquid gas Membranes.
Radon Ireland are constantly reviewing the best products on the market to ensure we only use products that are manufactured to the highest standards.