Check out the picture below from a Radon system install completed by another company. Notice a problem?
They cut through a load-bearing joist to vent the radon system!
Cutting through a joist in this manner takes away its structural integrity, weakening everything above and adjacent to it, which is why it’s prohibited everywhere by building codes. This means the installing company did not know what the codes are or simply didn’t care. We are not allowed to cut out the bottom of a joist.
To repair this boondoggle, a steel plate must be bolted to both sides of the joint. Unfortunately, that leaves no space for the required Radon vent pipe.
The piping on the other side of the joist runs behind a finished space. They had to cut into that finished wall to remove the pipe and repair the other company’s expensive mistake. Then a new Radon vent had to be installed properly from scratch. All of this trouble because the other company did not know what the codes were.
This comes down to proper training when getting certified to install Radon systems. And that is only the beginning. From there, one has to be trained on what they can and cannot cut through. Do your research. Don’t just hire any radon company near me. Hire a company that has proper training and certifications in everything involved with Radon mitigation system installations. Our installers at Radon Specialists of Wisconsin, Inc. know the codes, and are properly trained and certified to get the job done right the first time.
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