If your home is located in an area that has been shown to have high levels of radon, it is understandable to be concerned about this dangerous gas entering your home.
While it’s always a good idea to have your home tested for radon by a professional team, there are a few things you can look for on your own that may indicate a problem.
Vertical cracks in foundation, bowed foundation walls and leaks in your basement can all indicate that radon is present. If you notice any of these, it is suggested to call on a professional and experienced radon team as soon as possible to ensure your property is protected.
Cracks in concrete foundation
It is not uncommon for there to be vertical cracks in a home’s concrete foundation. Although it is usually not something to be overly concerned about for structural stability, these cracks can be dangerous when it comes to letting in radon gas.
If you notice these cracks, it’s important to call on an experienced radon company that will not only test for radon in the home but seal up foundation cracks as well.
Bowed foundation walls
Similarly, bowed foundation and corner walls are a sign that your home may have radon present. These issues also lead to cracks in foundation that can leave your home susceptible to radon.
Should you notice that your home’s foundation walls are bowed, call upon a professional team today to have the issue resolved in a quick manner before it leads to greater issues down the road.
Leaks in your basement
Another sign that radon may be present in your home is noticing leaks in your basement. Leaks typically happen when there are cracks in the foundation, and as mentioned previously, these cracks can leave the door open for radon.
If there is a leak in your basement, it is advised to have the issue resolved as soon as possible to protect your property and family.
Should you notice any of these issues in your New York area home, we ask that you reach out to our experienced team today at Radon Zapper to have the issues resolved efficiently and effectively.
We use Rhino Carbon Fiber Concrete Crack Lock™ to fix foundation leaks and cracked concrete surfaces that can expose your home to radon issues. Give us a call today at 845-467-1117 to see how we can protect your home.