Dick & Claudia had us do a 48 hour radon test for their home in Laurel Park, NC. Their radon had increased from 3.2 pCi/L in 2019 to 5.3 pCi/L in 2021! The couple then decided to have us install a radon mitigation system in their home. Fun Fact! Did you know that the EPA recommends testing your home for radon every 2 years? Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas that comes from the breakdown of Uranium in the soil, rock, and water underneath your home. As your home ages and the Uranium conditions underneath your home changes your radon level in your home can also change – even if you have a mitigation system running! This is why it is important to test regularly every two years.
In order to fix Dick & Claudia’s radon we at Basement & Radon Solutions installed a Sub-Membrane radon mitigation system. This mitigation system works to remove the elevated Radon from the crawlspace before it is able to enter the finished area of the home. Instead of routing the pipework on the exterior of the home the suction line was extended from the crawl space through the interior pantry closet into the attic and out the roof. The radon fan was installed in the attic of the home. A varmint and rain guard PVC exhaust caps are installed on all Basement & Radon Solutions radon systems that prevent rain, debris, small animals and birds from entering the vent pipe. Then, a vacuum gauge was installed on the radon vent pipe. Lastly we installed a monitoring gauge to insure the radon fan is operational – this is the manometer (the U-shape tubed with colored liquid inside). While doing the radon work the owner’s decided that they wanted to add a dehumidifier in the crawlspace to reduce the amount of humidity. Luckily we have the right sized dehumidifier in stock and we were able to install the dehumidifier and drainage line during the last day of work. After all of our hard work we retested the home for radon and it came back at 0.7 pCi/L! It was a pleasure helping Dick & Claudia make their home happy, healthy, and safe!Dick & Claudia also took advantage of our 1-year same as cash financing! Interested to see what financing may be available to you? Check out our Financing Page or call our office with any questions! https://www.basementandradonsolutions.com/about-us/foundation-finance.html