As mentioned, Carter Custom Construction offers free Radon testing to check Radon levels in your building. If the test results indicate an unsafe level of Radon, we are a licensed and bonded Radon Mitigation company that is able to reduce levels of Radon.
What Is a Radon Mitigation System? A radon mitigation system is a technique used to reduce radon levels inside of a building. The EPA recommends that action be taken if the radon levels in the home reach 4 pCi/L or higher. There are a variety of techniques that we employ for Radon abatement.
How Can You Reduce the Radon in My Home? There are many methods we can utilize to decrease the radon levels in your home. The type of system that should be used depends on your home's structure and design. Some of these techniques prevent radon gas from entering the home, and some reduce radon gas levels once it has entered the home. According to the EPA, it is best to prevent radon from entering the home.
When it comes to radon mitigation, understanding the construction and design of a home can help a contractor like ourselves to determine the best system for radon reduction. That’s why it’s helpful for us to have over 15 years of Construction experience!
First, we will visually inspect the house and design a system suitable for the building. If the inspection does not provide enough information for us to determine the best system, we may need to perform a variety of diagnostic tests to determine the best radon reduction system for the home. The design of the foundation and the materials used in the home will help determine the best radon mitigation system for the home.
One of the easiest ways to reduce radon is to seal all cracks and openings in the walls and floors. Sealing these areas limits the amount of radon entering the home and reduces the loss of heating and air conditioned air. These techniques not only reduce the amount of radon in the home but also helps save money on heating and cooling. The EPA states that this method should not be used alone because it has not been proven to consistently and significantly reduce radon levels in the home. Furthermore, it can be difficult to identify and seal all the areas where radon may be entering the home. As the building settles, new entry routes can occur and previously sealed areas can reopen.
Many times a system of underground pipes and an exhaust fan is all that is needed to reduce radon levels. This type of system is called a sub-slab depressurization system. This type of system does not require major changes to the home. They remove radon gasses from beneath the concrete slab and foundation to prevent it from entering the home. If the home has a crawl space, a similar system can be installed. In addition to this type of system, there are other methods that can be used to prevent radon exposure.
One cost-effective and reliable method to reduce radon levels is Active Soil Depressurization (ASD). This method collects the radon from under the building through the use of fans to prevent it from entering the building. Depending on the building design, ASD can be complex or quite simple. The fans pull the radon from under the building to help prevent it from entering the home. The operating costs for these fans are low. The fans typically use less than 90 watts of power per fan.
The ASD pulls the gas from the soil that is located beneath the foundation of the home and pulls it away from the building. The exhaust system vents far enough away from the house so that the gas cannot enter through the windows and openings. Typically, the system has a plastic pipe that is connected through a hole in the foundation slab using a sump lid connection. If the home has a crawl space, plastic sheeting is installed and the plastic piping is placed beneath the plastic sheeting. A fan is connected to the pipe and exhausts the radon gas away from the house and discharges it outdoors. This system is normally installed during the construction of the home, but can be retrofitted to older buildings.
A professionally trained Radon Mitigation contractor like Carter Custom Construction has the knowledge and training to accurately test, assess, and implement a Radon Mitigation and Abatement system that suppresses Radon levels to keep you and all residents of your home or office breathing healthy air quality levels.
Call us today at 651-653-0190 for a no-obligation Free Radon test and consultation.
Call us today at 651-653-0190 for a FREE consultation and estimate to find out how we can improve the quality of your home with our radon testing and mitigation services!