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Radon Mitigation Systems In Finished Basements
Can a radon system be installed in a finished basement? This concerns many homeowners who have found high radon levels. While it can limit some of the options of where a system can be installed, we install about 70% of our radon mitigation systems in finished basements. Very rarely do any cuts to sheetrock need to be made, and it would always be cleared with the homeowner first.
Different Radon Mitigation Installation Options
When determining where a system will go, we first try to go through the mechanical chase. This means running a pipe from the mechanical room in the basement up to the attic. If the chase isn’t an option, we can go from the basement through the garage and into the attic. With this option, you would only see a pipe going up the inside wall in your garage.
If neither of these options work, we would then likely recommend an exterior radon system. This is still drilled in the basement (often in a storage room, mechanical room, or closet if it is on the outside wall of the home) and then exits the house a few feet above the ground. The fan is then placed right up against the home.
The only drawback to installing in a finished basement is we don’t get to seal all cracks in the floor. While sealing is helpful, we still get great results in finished basements where we couldn’t seal. We stand by our written performance guarantee to reduce the radon levels in your home to below 2.7 pCi/L. In fact, over 90% of our radon systems result in under 1.0 pCi/L!
So if you have tested your home for radon and found high levels, we can install a discreet system in your house. We have an expert team of installers who can help you find the best system installation for your home. Learn more or request a bid by filling out the form on this page or by calling 801-871-0715.
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