Michael had a smell coming from the basement, some moisture in the crawl space, elevated radon gas, and has a few cracks in the walls.
Basement & Radon Solutions, BRS Pros did quite a bit of work for Michael. Here is how it went…1. Foundation vents and any above grade wall penetrations were completely sealed with poly-foam insulation from the interior of the crawl space preventing exterior air and moisture into the crawl space.2. Radon- Connecting the radon piping system installed below our encapsulated ground liner to a 4 PVC suction pipe that will extend to the right exterior of the home where the radon fan was installed. The radon vent pipe was then mounted to the exterior wall and then was extended above the roof line.3. Manometer- The manometer gauge (homeowner radon fan monitoring vacuum gauge) was installed on the suction line of the system in the crawl space for easy viewing.4. Epoxy Sealing- We epoxy sealed one 10′ vertical masonry foundation crack. The wall was grooved 1/4″ to 3/8″ at crack opening. Then, it was cleaned and sealed with foundation high strength epoxy.5. Wall Liner- Installed our 9-mil white 100% woven reinforced liner on the walls. The wall liner was mechanically fastened/sealed to within 6″ of the top of the crawl space foundation wall.6. Dimple Shield- Installed our heavy duty 20-mil plastic dimple underlayment on the ground to go below the vapor barrier. It protects from puncture/wear and improves water movement due to the dimpled design. Adding the dimple drainage mat to our 15-mil reinforced ground liner gives homeowner 35-mil protection.7. Ground Liner- Installed our Premium (walk on, store on) 15-mil white 100% woven reinforced liner. The premium ground liner was nailed/sealed approximately 6″ to 12″ above the ground to the foundation wall. The 15-mil woven ground liner will control moisture vapor and dampness from the ground. Our woven ground and wall liners are antibacterial, meaning mold and other organic growth will not grow to our liner.8. 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 crawl spaces and basements. The Model E100 removes up to 95 pints (11 7/8 gallons) of moisture per day! Proudly made in the USA, and it comes with a five year manufacturer’s parts warranty when installed by BRS Pros, an authorized installer for AprilAire.9. Hygrometer- A remote temperature and relative humidity meter stand alone unit with one remote sensor. The wireless remote sensor was mounted in Michael’s crawl space to give him an accurate reading of relative humidity. This product will help Michael monitor the effective humidity of the dehumidifier in the crawl space.After installing the mitigation system, the radon came back at 1.4 pCi/L! It was a pleasure helping Michael make his home happy, healthy, and safe!”