Ensure Safety With Efficient Installation
Any cracks in your foundation, walls or floors can create pathways allowing radon gas to enter your home, and with nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. estimated to have high radon levels, your home may be at risk. A radon mitigation system is the best possible way to lower high radon levels.
Step 1: Consultation
Before installation of a radon mitigation system, a Standard Water Control representative will meet with you to determine the most desirable location for the exhaust pipe. It is best to run the pipes inside the walls of the home or through an attached garage, however, if necessary, the representative will determine if pipes can be run outside with minimal risk of freezing. Most systems can be installed in less than a day with very little disruption.
Step 2: Preparing the Exhaust Pipe
Before installation of a radon mitigation system, a Standard Water Control representative will meet with you to determine the most desirable location for the exhaust pipe. It is best to run the pipes inside the walls of the home or through an attached garage, however, if necessary, the representative will determine if pipes can be run outside with minimal risk of fAfter a Standard Water Control representative has helped determined the optimal procedure, your radon mitigation system is ready to be installed.
Standard Water control must first drill holes in the wall, soffit and roof to provide access for the exhaust pipe.
The exhaust pipe is installed at least one foot above the roof line to ensure downdrafts won’t force any radon gas into open windows doors or other openings. The other end of the exhaust pipe then connects to the drain tile system with a fan inline. The fan can be wired in two ways by either connecting directly into the house wiring or by installing a cord that can be plugged into an electrical outlet. Protocol requires the ability to disconnect the electrical connection quickly and easily.reezing. Most systems can be installed in less than a day with very little disruption.
Step 3: Indoor Preperation
Proper preparation for exhaust pipe placement will ensure your radon mitigation system is installed smoothly. After holes have been drilled, a small jackhammer is used to break up some of the concrete covering the Standard Water Control drain tile system. PVC elbows are used in order to put the exhaust pipe as close to the wall as possible, saving space.
Then, the exposed drain tile is cut to make room for a 3” T connection which will be glued in place. The rest of the indoor assembly is glued in along with replacing the gravel, moisture barrier and cement to give the system a professional finish. We also seal any opening in the floor such as plumbing openings. This helps to prevent heat loss and back drafts, and assures we are creating negative pressure beneath the basement floor.
Step 4: Final Details Inside & Out
A urethane caulk is used to seal around the pipe leading into the house from the outside. The final connection for the Fan Guard moisture control unit is installed which directs any moisture away from the fan and into the draintile system.
Then the fan is tested and the housing cover is installed.
Meanwhile, a vacuum monitor is installed inside. The vacuum monitor will be used as a visual check to ensure the fan is working.
Step 5: Tracking the Monitor
After Standard Water Control has successfully installed your radon mitigation system, we give you a short term and a long term test to ensure we brought down the radon to acceptable levels. The only remaining steps are to periodically ensure your fan is functioning properly and to test your home for radon gas levels. Standard Water Control will send you periodic reminders, and instructions, when it is time to do so. Now you can breathe easy.