Radon Mitigation >> Crawlspace Drying

Some homes have more than one type of foundation design. For example, it is very common to have both a basement under part of the house and then to have a slab-on-grade or crawl space under the other part of the house. In these circumstances a mixture of Crawlspace Drying reduction methods might be required to minimize radon gases to below 4 pCi/l. There could be several techniques that a radon mitigation contractor could use to lower radon gases in your house.

  1. Some methods would prevent Crawlspace Drying from coming into your house while others minimize radon gases after it has gotten in. Experts normally suggest techniques that block the access of radon. In most cases, easy systems using underground tubing and a radon system fan might be used to minimize radon. Such systems are called active soil depressurization, and do not need major alterations to your house. These simple systems eliminate Crawlspace Drying gas from below the surface of the concrete floor, or a casing in a crawl space, and the foundation before it could come into the house. Radon mitigation experts use other techniques that might also work in your house.
  2. The right system differs on the layout of your home and other issues. Any knowledge that you might have about the foundation construction of your house could help your radon mitigation expert select the best system. Your radon mitigation professional will use a visual examination of your home and plan a system that is appropriate. If this examination fails to offer enough material, the professional will require to perform diagnostic exams to help plan the best Crawlspace Drying lessening system for your house. Whether diagnostic exams are required is based on details particular to your home, like the foundation design, what type of construction material is under your home.
  3. And by the radon mitigation professional’s experience with similar homes and similar radon test's findings. In homes that have a basement or a slab-on-grade foundation, radon gas is typically minimized by one of four kinds of active soil depressurization: sub-slab depressurization, drain tile depressurization, sump hole depressurization, or block wall depressurization. Sub-slab depressurization is the most widely used and normally the best technique for minimizing Crawlspace Drying. In this particular system, one or more suction tubes pass into the slab into the crushed rock or soil underneath.
  4. The tubes also might be put below the concrete floor from outside the house. A radon gas vent fan attached to the suction tube draws the radon gas from under the home and releases it into the atmosphere. If your house is constructed with a crawlspace, the radon mitigation technique will differ on the kind of slab, how easily accessible it is, and whether or not the area is large enough to work in. If your crawlspace has a concrete slab, the ideal Crawlspace Drying mitigation method is sub-slab suction. If it has an dirt floor, the ideal mitigation method is sub-membrane suction. With sub-membrane depressurization, the slab is covered with a thick piece of plastic sheet sealed to the crawlspace exterior walls, foundation piers and any openings of the membrane.

Water Removal

Most of our building codes require the use of crawlspace vents to help in removing moisture from the ME. But, many home construction professionals are now realizing that an unvented crawlspace or a closed crawlspace vents only after the crawlspace has had a chance to dry out after the initial  read more..

Flood Prevention Ideas

The walls, floors, closets, shelves,

contents—every flooded part of

your house—should be thoroughly

washed and disinfected. Some projects, such as washing clothes, may

have to wait until all the utiliti  read more..

How To Fool A Radon Detector

Provide Information to Consumers and Clients All participants listed for measurement services must provide consumer information, as specified below. This is a continuing requirement of the Program. The EPA may evaluate compliance with this requirement through blind tests for an analytical servi  read more..

The Effects Meth Labs Have On Wildlife And Vegetat

In addition to the General Cleanup Requirements in Section B, at aminimum a typical cleanup for a Tier 2 Response shall Meth Lab Cleanup The Effects Meth Labs Have On Wildlife And Vegetat include the following:1) Where applicable/appropriate, follow all cleaning procedures described in Tier 1.2) This Tier differs from Tier 1 Responses in that additional af  read more..

Water Removal 2

Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced. Prevent Water Damage Water Removal 2 condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or flo  read more..

Hurricanes Damage

Hurricanes are from the cyclone family, but just in the more tropical part of the country. They typically have torrential rains and constant winds of about 74 miles per hour or more which blow in a counter-clockwise way around a center or better known as the "eye". Emergency Board up Hurricanes Damage winds could surpass 15  read more..

Roof Damage Insurance Claim Tips

Roofing systems commonly rely on roof sheathing and bottom chords to provide lateral support for the roof trusses. Oliver and Hanson (1994) and Riba et al. (1994), agree that roofing systems could be considerably improved if simple secondary bracing were installed between Wind Damage Roof Damage Insurance Claim Tips trusses.&nbs  read more..

How To Stop An Angry Tenant From Destroying Your P

The most common complaint received by the Montgomery County Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs concerns deductions made by a landlord from a security deposit. This booklet provides landlords and tenants with guidelines and principles for fairly and accurately determining what constitutes ordinary wea  read more..

Lead Testing In Soil

Is there lead in the soil outside your home? It may have gotten there from paint on the outside of the building or from industry. Or it may have come from car exhaust from the days when gasoline contained lead. Children can be poisoned if they play in soil that has lead in it or if someone trac  read more..

Exterior Lead Based Paint Removal

How often should my blood lead level be checked? Blood lead level (BLL) describes the amount of lead in the blood, measured in micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL).The typical BLL for U.S. adults is less than 10 µg/dL. The New York State Department of Health recommends that:An initial blood lead t  read more..