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Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can enter homes through cracks in foundation walls and floors, and it can build up to harmful levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year, making it the leading cause of this type of cancer for nonsmokers and the second leading cause for the general population. The only way to know if radon is present in your home is to test for it. The EPA recommends testing all homes for radon and taking action to reduce radon levels if tests find harmful levels. Radon mitigation is a process of reducing radon levels in homes. If you have high levels of radon in your home, you should contact Dayton Radon Mitigation to discuss your options. Radon mitigation is an important step in protecting your family’s health.

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Radon Mitigation Systems: An Overview

Radon mitigation systems are technologies and procedures used to minimize radon concentrations in buildings. The purpose of these systems is to reduce the indoor radon level to the lowest level that may be reasonably achieved. All radon mitigation systems should keep radon below the EPA’s 4 pCi/L action threshold. With a good radon mitigation system, however, you can keep levels below 2 pCi/L all year. That said if your radon level is verified to be 4pCi/L, or above, make repairs to your home. Radon mitigation systems work by pulling air from the earth and exhausting it outside using a continuous fan. Soil suction mitigates soil gas by reducing the driving force for entry into the building. This can be accomplished through sub-slab depressurization, block-wall suction, or drain-tile suction. Once air is exhausted outside, it is then replaced with clean air from outside, thusly lowering the concentration of indoor radon. By following these steps you can ensure that your home’s radon levels are minimized..

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Common Types of Radon Mitigation Systems

Radon mitigation experts use diagnostic tests to choose the best system for a particular foundation type. The three most common types of foundations are slabs, basements, and crawl spaces. Each type has its own unique set of challenges and considerations. Slab foundations are typically made of concrete, with no space between the floor and the ground. Basements are usually made of concrete or stone, with a space between the floor and the ground. Crawl spaces have a space between the floor and the ground that is less than 18 inches. There are several different radon mitigation systems that can be used on each type of foundation. Sub-slab suction involves pulling radon from beneath the foundation of the house and venting it outside. Drain tile suction is a system that involves inserting a pipe into the drain tile and venting the soil gases to the outside. The sump baskets are covered by covers to prevent radon gas from entering the home. Sub-membrane suction is a system that involves installing a plastic sheet over exposed soil on the floor, extending it up the wall, and sealing it in crawl spaces. A radon pipe is then installed to ventilate to the exterior of the building.

Interior Radon Systems

Most radon reduction strategies in the interior involve sealing cracks and other gaps in the foundation. Sealing the cracks prevents radon from entering your home, making other radon mitigation procedures more successful and cost-effective. It also cuts down on conditioned air leakage.
Interior radon mitigation can be accomplished by using a fan to blow air into an interior living space from either upstairs or outside to pressurize the space. It tries to build up enough pressure at the lowest point indoors — say, in a basement — to keep radon from entering the house. Doors and windows at the lowest level are kept shut, while those at higher levels are opened slightly to allow fresh air in and encourage stale air with any radon gas to escape outside. This method is often used in newly built homes where concrete is still curing and off-gassing radon gas. Proper installation of an interior mitigation system is crucial for it to work properly, so it’s important to consult a professional if you’re considering this option.

Exterior Radon Systems

Soil suction is used in exterior radon mitigation, be it sump-hole suction, drain-tile suction, block wall suction, or sub-slab suction. The most popular and usually most reliable exterior radon mitigation method is active sub-slab suction, also known as sub-slab depressurization. Here, one or more suction pipes are inserted into crushed rock or soil. They can also be put from the outside of the house beneath the concrete slab. The quantity and position of suction pipes required are determined by the ease with which air may flow in the crushed rock or soil beneath the slab, as well as the radon concentration in that particular area. Once installed, a sealed PVC pipe is connected to the suction pipe/s and brought up through the slab to the roof where it is vented to the outside air. A small fan is used to create negative pressure beneath the slab, which sucks out radon gas before it has a chance to enter the house.

Crawl Space Systems

Radon is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in rock, soil, and water. When radon enters a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings, it can build up to high levels and pose a health hazard. In some cases, radon can be reduced through sufficient ventilation to a crawlspace. Most time, however, comprehensive measures have to be put in place. One of these involves covering the ground floor with a high-density plastic sheet. The radon is drawn from beneath the sheet and vented to the outside using a vent pipe and fan. This system, known as sub-slab depressurization, is an effective way to reduce radon levels in a home or building.

What Is the Cost of Radon Mitigation?

The cost of radon mitigation is determined by a number of factors, including the type of system to be installed and the construction of your property. In most cases, the price of a mitigation system will fall somewhere between $1,500 and $2,500. However, it’s important to note that the exact cost will vary depending on the individual home’s design, size, building materials, location, and foundation type. Additionally, some homes may be eligible for funding assistance depending on their geographical location, income level, and funding availability. If you’re concerned about the cost of radon mitigation, be sure to speak with a qualified professional to get an accurate estimate for your specific situation.

Top 4 Factors That Increase Costs

    Larger Homes

    The average cost of a radon mitigation system is around $1000. Larger houses with more complicated layouts can cost upwards of $3,000 to build. Because each home is unique in terms of shape and size, radon mitigation experts will need to inspect the property before providing an estimate. In addition, the cost of radon mitigation can be affected by the type of foundation that a house has. Houses with crawl spaces or basements are more expensive to treat because the mitigation system needs to be installed beneath the foundation. Finally, the presence of other pollutants in the air can also increase the cost of radon mitigation. If a home has high levels of lead or asbestos, for example, special filters will need to be used in order to ensure that these toxins are not released into the air during the mitigation process. As a result, homeowners should be aware of these various factors before proceeding with radon mitigation.

    Sub-Slab Ducting

    There are a few factors that can increase the cost of radon mitigation. One is the need for sub-slab ductwork. This is necessary if your property has a complex basement layout or if the radon levels are particularly high. Another factor that can increase the cost of radon mitigation is the need for sump-pump holes or PVC pipe insertion below the slab. This is usually only necessary in homes with basements. Lastly, the level of experience and expertise of the radon mitigation company you choose can also affect cost. Experienced companies with a track record of success will typically charge more for their services. However, you can be confident that you are getting quality services that will effectively reduce the level of radon in your home.

    Radiant Floor Heating

    Floor heating uses hot air to circulate through the home can actually pull radon from the ground and into the house. As a result, homes with this type of heating system require more thorough radon mitigation systems, which are more expensive. In addition, the size of the home and the number of stories can also impact the cost of radon mitigation. Larger homes and those with multiple stories will require larger and more powerful ventilation systems, which can also add to the cost. Homeowners who are concerned about the cost of radon mitigation should talk to a professional about their options. They may be able to find a system that fits their budget and provides adequate protection from this dangerous gas.

    Why Choose Us for Your Radon Mitigation?

      When it comes to choosing a radon mitigation contractor, it is important to choose one that has the necessary equipment and expertise. This is why the EPA recommends choosing a trained contractor. At Dayton Radon Mitigation, we have all of the necessary equipment and experience to provide you with the best services available. We also have a team of experts who are passionate about lowering high radon levels. Get in touch with us right away to learn more about our services. Thank you for choosing Dayton Radon Mitigation!

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