Radon Gas Mitigation Photo Album: Radon Defense in Coatesville PA
Some information on Radon. Radon is a silent killer, it is odorless and tasteless and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Pennsylvania has one of the highest, average levels of radon in the United States.
This customer just so happens to live in Pennsylvania and wanting to look out for the safety of his family, he reached out to Basement Systems USA for Radon Testing.
We sent our certified radon inspector, Wil, out to this customers home to run a CRM test. This CRM was set up customers basement, measuring the levels of radon every hour for 48hours. After 48hours, Wil came back out to the customers home and printed the results directly from the machine. The results showed that the average levels of radon in this home, were 33.2pCi/L, the minimum was 13.1 and the highest came back at 42. Customer immediately requested mitigation.
For the mitigation portion we sent out certified radon technician, Jordan. He came out and installed a SumpPump Depressurization System with an extra extraction point installed through the slab. Radon piping is then installed throughout the basement leading to the exterior where a fan will then be installed. Once the fan is powered, this will create a suction in both the sump pit and slab and the gases will be safely pulled from below the ground, to the outdoors.
When the mitigation system was installed and turned on, we then left behind a Radon Charcoal test to test the levels again, to make sure the system was working. 48 hours later, this test is done and sent off to the lab. Results were received within a week and our mitigation system was able to reduce the radon levels from 33.2pCi/L to .7pCi/L, well below the EPA mitigation recommendation!
Radon piping is installed in to the current sump pump and sealed off with our Domed Sump Cover.
Additional Extraction Point
Here the radon piping is installed directly into the slab and again, is sealed off so no gasses can escape.
Here you will see radon piping going through the basement, this is how the radon gas, travels safely through your home.
Fan is placed on the exterior of the home or some cases, it may be installed in the attic.
Here is where the radon is released, the exit pipe is installed above the roof so the gases won't exit and then come back through a window that may be opened.