Installed mitigation systems.
The two most common types of mitigation systems that can be installed in your home or building are an interior or exterior system. The interior system runs all of the pipes inside your home or building and comes out your roof at a designated USEPA safe location. This type of system can extend the life of your system because it is not directly exposed to the elements. In the exterior system, all of the pipes below grade are run inside and all of the pipes above grade are on the exterior of your home or building. In both systems, all penetrated firewalls are equipped with a fire collar to ensure no compromise in the fire rating.
Interior radon mitigation systems.
The system starts with a clean drilled, small hole in the foundation slab. A secured pipe then runs from the basement floor and up above the wall. In most cases, the pipe is then carried into the garage and run straight up and out of the roof. This process can be seen below.
Exterior radon mitigation systems.
The system starts with a clean drilled, small hole in the foundation slab. A secured pipe then runs from the basement floor and up above the wall. The pipe then runs outside of your home or building and up 12 inches above the roof line. All exterior systems require a condensation recovery system to guard the fan from freezing. This process can be seen below.
In homes with crawl spaces, an impervious membrane is laid down and sealed around the edges. A ventilation pipe is placed under the membrane and interconnected with the main system to remove radon gas coming into this part of the home. Doing this ensures that all points of entry for soil gases and radon are properly mitigated.
In most cases there are steps of a approval that need to be taken before you are allowed to have a radon mitigation system installed in your condominium. When you contact us to schedule a quote please mention that you live in a condominium and have contact information available for your condominium association and maintenance company.
Homes with sump pumps.
Radon mitigation systems utilize the drain tile running under the foundation slab to remove soil gases and radon before they enter your home. If there is a sump pump in your home, the drain tile system runs to the sump pump tank. In order to ensure the best removal of radon gas, the sump pump tank needs to be completely sealed. The cover placed on the sump pump tank has a removable portion built into it so the sump pump can be easily checked. If at some point your sump pump needs to be replaced, the sump pump tank cover is able to be removed. (If the cover is removed it should be properly reinstalled). We offer battery powered back up systems for your sump pump. If interested, please mention it when you contact us for a quote as this will effect the price. We attach instructions to each of our installed systems.
Homes with a crawl space?
Do you live in a condominium?
Are you constructing a home or building soon?
If you are constructing a home or building, talk to us about installing an economical ventilation system that removes radon, humidity and other unsafe gases. This is an integral part of "green" building. We are well versed with contractor coordination on this issue. The benefits of installing a radon mitigation system during construction are cost effectiveness, efficiency, and better esthetics.