Basement & Radon Solutions helped Julia and here are some steps we took…
Radon – Sub-Membrane – A 4″ radon depressurization suction line was installed in the crawlspace, an approved radon barrier covers the crawlspace floor and be mechanically fastened to the foundation walls. The suction line extended to the left exterior of the home. The radon fan was installed on the left exterior of the home, the radon fan vent pipe from the fan was extended to just above the roof edge. Varmint and rain guard PVC exhaust caps are installed on all Basement & Radon Solutions exterior radon systems that prevent rain, debris, small animals and birds from entering the vent pipe, guarding and extending the life of your radon system. If desired the exterior system can be painted in the future for added aesthetics. This 4″ piping system will reduce radon levels in the home up to 33% opposed to using a 3″ suction line line.
Manometer – Vacuum gauge was installed on radon vent pipe. Homeowner monitoring gauge to insure radon fan is operational.
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.
Post Radon Test – Test came back at 1.3 pCi/l!
Vents – Foundation vents were completely sealed with poly-foam insulation from the interior of the crawlspace preventing exterior air and moisture from entering the crawl space.
Dehumidifier – Aprilaire has been the industry leader in residential humidification control since 1954. The Aprilaire Model E100 “Energy Star” rated dehumidifier delivers 23% annual energy savings above conventional products, a high-capacity solution designed for humidity control in crawlspaces and basements. The Model E100 potentially can remove up to 95 pints of moisture per day! Proudly made in the USA. Five year manufacturer’s parts warranty when installed by BRS Pros, an authorized installer for Aprilaire.
It was a pleasure helping Julia make her home happy, healthy & safe!