Newly Adopted Radon Measures

Mr. Thomas W. (Tommy) Ranson, CBO
Building Official

The primary purpose of the Building Inspector's Office is to ensure that all structures and buildings established and built in the County of Buckingham follow all policies, guidelines, ordinances, and statutes set by the County of Buckingham, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and any other governing body.

Newly Adopted Radon Measures
Sec. 5-300 Applicability.

This article shall apply to the new construction of one and two dwelling units.
Sec. 5-301 New Construction.

All new one and two dwelling units construction shall incorporate the radon resistant methods of Appendix F of the International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings which is incorporated in the Virginia Construction Code.
Sec. 5-302  Exception.

In accordance with the Building Code, these requirements shall not apply to buildings or portions thereof that have a crawl space foundation which is ventilated to the exterior.

For more information on this new measure, see the Building Inspection Ordinance.