Before getting a basement radon mitigation system installed, homeowners should consider a few factors. While the cheapest bid isn’t necessarily the best choice, it may indicate that the contractor is unsure of what he or she is doing and won’t finish the job correctly. Additionally, the lowest bid may not cover the work required, so homeowners should ask questions to determine the quality of the system. Once homeowners have narrowed down their options, they should ask for proposals from multiple contractors and determine which one is the best. The final decision should be based on the bids and contract with the C-NRPP-certified professional.
Protect Your Home and Family From Radon
Depending on the radon mitigation system chosen, there are two main options for installing the system. A sub-membrane system is most effective in houses with loose dirt, and it uses an active suction device to extract radon from the basement. Unfortunately, this type of mitigation system is not applicable in most residential settings. Moreover, it is not suitable for all climates, as it requires a large-scale investment. Alternatively, a fan can be installed indoors if it has a ground level discharge, which means that it can be installed inside the house.
Another option is a higher-grade vapor barrier installed in the crawl space. This system can be installed along the foundation wall, and a vent pipe can be installed in the underside of the membrane. This allows the radon gas to be safely vented to the outside. Several systems have drawbacks, and it is best to consult a professional before investing in one. This way, he or she can help you decide which method will work best for your home.