Jeremy contacted us to help with radon mitigation and some basement waterproofing for his basement. His radon gas level came back elevated to 7 pCi/L.
Basement & Radon Solutions installed a Sub-Slab radon mitigation system and a Fast Drain dewatering system in Jeremy’s basement. Firstly, the radon suction line proposed was installed in the right front basement slab. After diagnostics for the systems performance, a 5 diameter hole was drilled through the concrete slab to the earth below. Then a suction pit was created. A 4″ schedule 40 PVC suction line was installed in the slab, sealed, and then was extend to the right front exterior of the home. The radon fan was mounted on the right front exterior of Jeremy’s home. Then the radon vent pipe was extend above the roof line to expel the radon gas safely. The manometer gauge (homeowner radon fan monitoring vacuum gauge) was then installed on the suction line pipe in the garage for easy viewing. After that we installed the dewatering system called Fast Drain. The Fast Drain sub-floor dewatering system was installed on the front and right side walls to the utility sink wall of the basement. Attached to the Fast Drain system is our Sump Pump. The Sump Pump basin with a removeable (flush with floor) lid was covered with stone in the left front corner of basement. The system includes 1/3 HP cast iron primary pump with a dual float cage that protects debris from the float. Included is a deluxe controller that monitors the pump and power conditions. It will sound an alarm if problems are detected and/or a high water warning in the sump. Additionally, it activates the pump weekly to exercise and extend the pumps life. It also comes with a four year manufacturer’s warranty on the pump. After that, we installed our Thermal Shield. Thermal Shield is a metal foil faced reflective wall liner with a plastic moisture barrier that goes against the wall. 90 mil thick, Class A Fire Rated, near zero perm rate. Thermal Shield reflects the natural occurring heat generated in the basement away from the foundation walls to provide a much warmer space. We also did a radon gas test after installation and the radon gas levels came back as 1.1 pCi/L! It was a pleasure helping Jeremy make his home safe, happy, and healthy!”