How to Mitigate a Radon Problem in Your Home
When it comes to lowering the deadly gas of radon, a radon mitigation system is the most effective and cost friendly option. A radon mitigation system works by drawing the radon gas from the soil under your home through a pipe and fan system before it enters your living space and then venting it outside above the roof. This process is known as Active Soil Depressurization and can work in all different types of home construction. This technique has been proven to reduce radon levels by as much as 99%. of system you will need depends on the structure of the home and how it was built. Let’s take a look at the five most common ways of reducing radon in your home.
Radon Mitigation Systems
This is a technique used to treat radon in homes & buildings with a crawl space. It pulls out the radon gas and other soil gas from below a sealed vapor barrier.
The first step in a sub-membrane depressurization system is encapsulating the area. This means covering the area with a plastic liner and sealing the plastic to the wall and piers, then running the length of perforated PVC pipe under the plastic liner. The perforated pipe will then be connected to a solid pipe that will connect to the radon fan, actively drawing the gas from under the plastic membrane.
This is a type of radon mitigation system that pulls the radon gas & other soil gas from the soil below a concrete slab.
Almost all radon mitigation techniques use a sub-slab depressurization system to stop soil gas infiltration. The added benefit is that inducing negative pressure in the soil prevents not only soil-based radon from intruding your home, but also anything else in the soil, which includes lots of soil gas odors, moisture, and possible mold or chemicals left in the soil.
Sub-Membrane/Sub Slab Depressurization
This is a technique used to treat radon in homes & buildings with both a crawl space and a concrete slab section of basement. It pulls out the radon gas from below a sealed vapor barrier in the crawl space and from under the concrete slab in the solid portion of the basement. Both suction points are connected to one radon fan that pulls the gas from both areas.
Drain Tile Depressurization
This is a radon mitigation system used on houses or buildings that have perforated pipe or drain tiles to move water away from the foundation of the house. The vent pipe for the radon system is connected directly to it either on the outside or the home or through the concrete slab depending on where the drain tile is located.
It is a variation of a sub-slab and drain tile depressurization. Frequently, when a house with a basement has a sump pump to eliminate unwanted water, the sump pit lid can be capped allowing the sump pump to continue draining water and serve as the location for a radon suction pipe.
A reputable radon mitigation company will make sure to install a Class A Radon Mitigation System that meets all EPA recommendations and all local building, electric, and plumbing codes. Absolute Radon Safety is a radon mitigation company in Colorado that offers professional radon mitigation system installation.
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