Activated Sub Slab Suction
Seal Sump Pit (If Applicable)
The sump pit serves as one of the biggest culprits of radon gas getting into your home. The sump pit must be sealed, no way around it. Ask about our various lid options, from clear lids to two-piece lids, even tall height lids with a removable door.
A hole is cored in the concrete floor. Depending on the sub-slab material makeup, a suction pit may be created by excavating material and filling the pit with stone. This suction pit allows for better pressure field extension beneath the slab.
Install Suction Point
A suction point is added to the newly cored hole. This suction point is designed to use systems beneath the floor to obtain a “pressure field extension.” Simply put, to vacuum radon gas from the entire perimeter of the house.
Install Fan and Exhaust Plumbing
A fan is installed, set to run 24/7/365, to create a vacuum beneath the floor. The plumbing reroutes the radon gas to a safe location where it disperses into the atmosphere. The exhaust piping is anchored to the home. Exhaust is typically run in SCH 40 PVC piping, but is available in gutter downspout upon request. Systems may also be color matched upon request.
Every home is different, we work with the homeowner to find a location that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Options are available to conceal the system as much as possible.