Basement & Radon Solutions helped Jane mitigate her elevated radon in her new home by installing a Sub-Slab Exterior mitigation system.
The radon suction line proposed was installed in the right side of the basement slab. After diagnostics for system performance, a 5″ diameter hole was drilled through the concrete slab to the earth below, this is where a suction pit was then created. A 4″ schedule 40 PVC suction line was installed in the slab, sealed and then was extended to the right exterior of the home, where the radon fan was mounted. The radon vent pipe was extended above the roofline to help expel the radon gas safely. The manometer gauge (homeowner radon fan monitoring vacuum gauge) was installed on the suction line pipe in the basement for easy viewing. Then, we installed a Radon System Alarm. Radon System Alarms are now required on all newly installed residential radon systems. This unit is a vacuum monitoring device utilizing piezo resistive pressure sensor (PPS) technology. This alarm will provide an audible and visual indication to alert the homeowner when the radon system is not moving sufficient air in the event of a power loss to the system. This 4″ piping system will reduce radon levels in the home up to 33% opposed to using a 3″ suction line pipe. Lastly, we preformed a post radon test for Jane that came back at 2.7pCi/l!
It was a pleasure helping Jane make her new home happy, healthy, & safe!