Activated Sub Slab SuctionThe most common radon mitigation system.
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 sump pump 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 concrete slab. Radon mitigation on a slab starts here if you do not have a basement.
Install Radon Suction Point
A radon suction point is added to the newly cored hole in the concrete slab. This suction point is designed to use systems beneath the concrete floor to obtain a “pressure field extension.” Simply put, to vacuum radon gas from the entire perimeter of the house as well as covering the entire slab. This “radon vacuum system” is designed to create an air exchange with outdoor air under the slab, which will reduce radon gas levels.
Install Radon Fan and Vent Plumbing
A radon 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 vent piping is anchored to the home using sleek and sturdy HangerLok hardware. The radon exhaust piping is typically run in schedule 40 PVC, 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. The number one goal is to always reduce radon levels. Options are available to conceal the radon mitigation system as much as possible.