Types of Mitigation Systems There are several types of radon mitigation systems that we offer. These are detailed below.
Sub Slab Radon Mitigation System This is a system that is installed in any home or business that has a slab flooring foundation. The system is designed with PVC piping and it involves the running of the piping out of the sub-slab radon collection point that is created to the fan that has been mounted outside. Then the radon gas will be expelled from the building by way of the stack that is extended beyond the roof line. This system operates by creating negative pressure beneath the home, which is where the collection point for the radon is built. If this type of system is installed, there is just one chamber for collecting the radon. The fan that is then mounted outside the home or building must run continuously for the system to work properly and to mitigate the radon issue from the building or home. From the two radon collection chamber beneath the slab, the radon gas will be collected and the systems fan will pull the radon gas from beneath the home out through the collection chamber and then route this gas through the piping leading outside safely. The gas will exit the building, reducing the radon risk.
Drain Tile Radon Mitigation System Collecting and mitigating radon gas from a sump crock is a very effective solution to get rid of radon present in a home. The main issue is that most sump crock pits are found in the home’s front corner. While this is typically what is done, our team has some workarounds we can use to utilize this solution and ensure the curb appeal of your home is not impacted in a negative manner. This is to use the drain tile radon system. The main difference between these is the placement of the system. Both options will effectively reduce the radon levels in your home, but when it is run from the home drain tile system, it is possible to run the system into the attached garage. Some of the advantages offered by this include money savings on electrical work, extending the life of the fan, and preserving the home’s overall curb appeal. Sump Pit Radon Mitigation System You may wonder if you should install your radon mitigation system through your sump pump pit. The truth is, this can be a great option; however, it may also be the second or even third choice for your home. It all depends on the construction and age of a home. Additionally, the sump pit area may have other mechanical items in the location that may present an issue. If there is gravel present beneath the basement slab, it doesn’t matter if there is a drain tile or not. If gravel is present and the interior drain type system with a sump pit, then you receive the best of both worlds. However, you don’t have to use the sump pit with the system. The best option is to choose a sub-slab system where our team will core through the slab for the installation of the radon system being placed. The sump pit will be sealed so the system is not pulling any conditioned air out of your home. When the sub-slab radon system is installed, you have several more options for routing the systems, which can be beneficial when it comes to aesthetics. Usually, these options include through the garage and the roof. What this means is that venting off a radon system sump pump pit is a good option. In fact, many consider this the “easy way out.” While there isn’t anything wrong with this option, it may be the second or the third choice when it comes to location placement. For older homes, where there is sand or clay beneath the basement slab and the sump pit , it may be the best option.