Completely undetectable to the eyes and nose, radon is a serious problem if it’s found in your home. This radioactive gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and because it’s colorless and odorless, it’s nearly impossible to detect without an official radon test. If you have a radon test done in your home that winds up positive, though, there are ways to fix it. Here are the main radon mitigation techniques that can free your home of this deadly gas:
The most common form or radon mitigation, sub-slab depressurization uses pipes and fans to vent radon out of a home and into the atmosphere above.
Encapsulation & Crawl Space Mitigation
Instead of venting the radon out, this method seals crawl spaces to avoid leaks of radon into the home using a non-permeable plastic barrier. Sealing your crawl spaces will also prevent other contaminants such as mold from seeping into your home.
Air Exchange Systems
If you have high levels of radon in your basement, this mitigation method is for you. An air exchange system takes the stale, indoor air out of your basement, replacing it with fresh, outdoor air. This prevents the eventual build-up of radon in your basement.
Crack Repair and Staples
Cracks in your foundation can let in many things including radon. That’s why it’s so important to seal all and any cracks that appear. At Radon Zapper, we use the patented Rhino Carbon Fiber Concrete Crack Lock system—a uniquely engineered system that permanently seals and stops cracks in their place.
Bowed Walls & Corner Walls
Similar to cracks in your foundation, bowed foundation walls or cracked corner walls allow radon to seep into your home. The best way to fix this is to use carbon fiber straps to stabilize the walls and prevent future damage.
Want to learn more about radon mitigation techniques? Then contact Radon Zapper. Our certified radon mitigation contractors can remove and prevent radon in your home, so give us a call today at 845-467-1117.