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Education

Education, one of the key and most important ingrediants to quality. View the pic posted. Even if a homeowner wanted us to do this we would not, because we know what the outcome would be. This is what you can see. I wonder how the inside of the attic and the bottom of the roof are fairing.

What you see on the soffit is what is coming from under the basement slab. Moisture, Dirt and everything else that is in the soil. Besides that it looks horrible. Yuck.

Our installers are all highly trained and educated. This helps them to maintain their certification. Have we ever installed a system below the roof for aesthetics? Yes, with a signed waiver from the owner. And, we make sure the cone of air coming out of the pipe would not be able to blow moist air onto any surfaces.

Yikes!

 

Mold, Dirt and Everything Else that is under the slab in basement.

 

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But it’s a Moisture System

A great side benefit to getting a Radon system is that it can help reduce moisture in the basement, which in turn will effect the whole house. If you have gravel as a sub slab material or capillary break under the basement slab it will have the best effect, just as it will also get you the lowest Radon levels vs. just having sand or clay under the slab. If a Moisture system is installed just to reduce moisture it still has to be installed properly.

What I have seen the past few years is companies going into a home that has a Radon issue and installing a system incorrectly and then calling it a “Moisture” system. Thinking they don’t have to install it up to standards because they labeled it by another name. I cant name names but the certified company that did this a few months ago has a a location in North Appleton and Green Bay.

No matter what you call the system, when you are venting soil gases, which you will be doing with a Moisture system, the same standards have to be met/kept. The fan cannot be in livable space, including the basement. And, the vent has to be a minimum of ten feet above grade and two feet above any openings that are within ten feet of the vent. These standards are in place to protect the occupants from any high exposures to any soil gases. Even if you have not tested high for Radon, and you get a Moisture system high levels of Radon will be coming out of that vent.

Lets say you tested at 2.0 for Radon, which is well below the 3.9 or below threshold for a pass. Well, that is what made it into the basement, moving through the concrete slab. What is under the slab could be 200, and that is what will be coming out of that vent and fan if it leaks while inside the home or basement. Not to mention whatever other gases may be present.  The standards are in place to protect you. So, if you are venting soil gases make sure the system meets standards for your protection.

 

Vent Cannot be at ground level

Moisture fan cannot be in basement

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Army Reserve Radon Systems

This is the Army reserve center in Neenah. Just down the street from our shop/office.

When the Army comes calling, you say “yes sir!”.  We recently had the pleasure of working for the Army and installed five active radon systems at the Army Reserve Center in Neenah. After coring through 3 ft. thick walls my guys were tired. But we finished the job. We are letting the active radon systems work for a few days then performing post mitigation Radon tests to confirm new levels. These pictures just show the dedication and skill that my installers have. I truly believe that we are the best Radon company in the country.

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