When mitigating Radon, the right method depends on the building design, construction materials, and other factors. Breathe Wright takes all this carefully into consideration during our planning process.
Mitigation systems can be installed inside or outside of the home. First, we take care to seal cracks and other openings in the foundation (the EPA does not recommend the use of sealing alone to reduce radon levels). A radon reduction system consists of a plastic pipe connected to the soil, either through a hole in the slab, via a sump lid connection, or access beneath a plastic sheet in a crawl space.
The radon is then mitigated by installing a vent and fan system that acts as a vacuum to pull the radon gas from beneath the foundation and exhausts it outside of the building that continuously operates to discharges the radon outdoors.