Category Archives: Radon Mitigation

Sealing a Radon Entry Pathway

My sister, Calley, recently bought a home in New Brighton, MN. She had a radon test done during the home inspection. The radon was 2.5 pCi/L.  After she moved in, I was looking at how we were going to install the radon mitigation system. I happened to look behind the furnace and noticed that it…

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Radon Soil Gas Mat for New Construction

  What is Radon Soil Gas Mat? Soil gas mat also called vapor mat or geotextile drainage mat is a product that allows soil gases, vapors, and radon to be channeled to a vent pipe and exhausted outside. Vapor mat comes in a few shapes and sizes but is commonly a one-foot wide and 1-inch…

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Radon Mitigation Suction Point

Ever wonder what a radon mitigation system suction point is? Well, it’s a void created below your home’s concrete floor. This pit creates surface area for the radon fan to draw radon laden soil gas out of. The denser the soil is, the larger the pit should be. Using an auger can help loosen the…

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What Level of Radon is Safe?

There is no safe level of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that damages the cells that line your lungs. Long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer. The lower your radon levels are, the better off you and your loved ones will be. What do my Radon Levels Mean? A radon level of…

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Is Your Radon Fan Working?

In this post, we’ll help you determine if your radon fan is working. Check Your Manometer First thing’s first, a manometer is a U-shaped tube filled with fluid. It is sometimes called a U-tube, how clever! The fluid is usually red, blue or green. It’s a visual gauge that tells you if your radon fan…

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