Yes, You Need Radon Testing, Colorado Springs
One of the largest economic resources in the State of Colorado are vast stores of minerals contained in our soils and rocky terrain. From gemstones to coal, Colorado has a wide array of different minerals and elements throughout the state, and many of those have their own challenges when they are mined, dug, drilled, or otherwise removed from the earth. One of the challenges that Colorado has to deal with more than most places in the U.S. is radon gas, thanks to the many radioactive elements that occur in our rock and soil. Radon is a natural result of radioactive decay of those elements, most often uranium and radium, both prevalent in the Colorado stone makeup. Being a gas, it works its way through the rock and soil to the point of least resistance, meaning if there are air spaces, pockets, disturbed soil, the hardpan or caliche is broken or disturbed, it allows the gas to escape. Radon loves to find pilings, footers, wells drilled, bulldozed and scraped rock and gravel with the soil taken off, anywhere it can work its way to the surface.
Radon is heavier than most of the gases that make up air, and is present in very tiny amounts as a component of the air we breath. Being heavier, though, means radon likes to collect and pool and sort of sit in places it is undisturbed, gathering in pockets of heavy gas that collected in quantity are not safe for consumption. Radon is a proven cause of lung cancer, and a serious one. Many of the places that radon finds to creep its way to the surface are where raw land has been prepped for construction, allowing the gas to rise around foundations and footers and collect in the still air inside a foundation under flooring, in crawl spaces, walls that have vents through to the subflooring or under a house for ducting or conduit, and other places it can sit and permeate your home for years when left undisturbed and not ventilated.