May 25, 2017

Radon Mitigation: What Are Those?!

Maybe this is your first time dealing with high levels of radon or perhaps you just want to learn more about the radon mitigation process. Don’t be alarmed by the devices and tools used for radon mitigation; here’s what each of them do. There are two different methods Radon Crew uses.


Sub-Slab Depressurization

Radon Crew mostly uses this method. First, a PVC pipe will be inserted through the concrete floor. This pipe will go into the soil beneath your home. After analyzing the type of soil, we will choose a fan to put in the piping. The type of fan depends on what will produce the correct vacuum effect. The portion of the piping containing the fan will be outside of your home. The suction pipe and fan are in place to push up the radon gases up. Once radon gases are above the roofline of your home, they can harmlessly dissipate into the air.

Active Drain Tile Depressurization

This is the method used if there is a drain tiling system around the foundation. There will be a drain tile that gases collect in. Radon may also collect in the sump basin. A sump is a container usually under your house. An airtight seal will keep the sump covered. There will be a hole cut so that Radon Crew can place a pipe in the sump basin. Similar to the first method, a fan is installed into the piping to mitigate the radon above the roofline.

An image depicting Active Drain Tile Depressurization

Radon Crew will use either of these methods in order to remove high radon levels. We hope this description was able to give you a better idea of how radon removal devices work. If you have further questions about radon mitigation systems, please contact Sam from Radon Crew at 605-336-1000 or