Radon Gas Mitigation Photo Album: Severn MD Radon Mitigation
This customer was in the process of selling his home and ran a test to read the level of radon gas he was getting in to his home. After running a 48hour test, his results were coming back at 4pCi/L. EPA recommends mitigation when levels hit 4pCi/L or higher so he reached out to Basement Systems USA for help mitigating.
Basement Systems USA first sent out our licensed Radon inspector, Wil to look over the results with the customer and figure out the best way to mitigate the radon. The best system for this basement was a Sub-Slab depressurization system. A Sub-Slab Depressurization System works by creating a suction point through the slab, we then install a PVC pipe that is inserted and sealed off in the suction point. Attached to that pipe is PVC Vent piping, that pipe is installed throughout the house( hidden behind the walls)and is then connected to a fan that is installed on either the exterior of the home or in the attic. When the fan is turned on, the radon gasses are safely pulled from under the slab, to the exterior of the home.
This is a picture of a working mitigation system, when the levels of fluid are not even, this means you have a suction point and your fan is working. It is time to worry when those levels become even, it means that your fan has stopped working so radon is no longer being vented from your home.
Radon Vent Pipe
Radon gasses are being safely pulled through this piping and exiting to the outdoors.