Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 by Evan Schmitt
This house had a large crawlspace, accessed through a small chest height port. There were scraps of metal and other construction materials on top of mounds of bare dirt. The customer was concerned about his high radon levels as well as all of the exposed soil.
Crawlspaces like this are major sources of radon because they are a large surface area that gas (not only radon, but also methane and other naturally occurring substances) can easily escape through. Because of this, in order to ensure low radon levels, we decided to seal the crawlspace with our heavy duty liner that is mold and puncture resistant. From that we were able to put a suction point underneath the material, as well as a suction point in the main basement slab to draw the gas out of both main sources.
This customer also opted to line the walls of his crawlspace with "SilverGlo", which are solid boards of insulation that help prevent moisture in the space as well as make the house more energy efficient by stopping the escape of warm air into the cold block.
As you can see, addressing your crawlspace doesn't just make your home healthier, but it can also save you money on your energy bill! If you have a crawlspace that you're concerned about, don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-330-274-2390. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and educate you on the products we have.
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