A Home With A Tough Layout
This homeowner in Streetsboro, OH called us out to give an estimate on a radon remediation system. His levels were around 6 or 7 and he was looking to make the home safer for him and his family.
When we got there I noticed two different crawlspaces, two or three slabs divided by footers and a lot of cracks. A home like this can be very difficult to mitigate.
But after doing an airflow test under one of the slabs we determined that the footer only goes partway. This is important because wherever there is a footer, our airflow is hampered. And in regards to the other footer, we found a plumbing stack that went underneath it and connected to other pipes in that side of the basement. If we put our suction point next to that pipe we can get airflow underneath the footer by utilizing that pipe run.
Luckily the two crawlspaces were pretty small and didn't need a suction point. The last thing we did was seal the numerous cracks in the basement and around the edges.
After our mitigation system was installed, his levels went to around 2.5 pCi/L!