Radon Mitigation in Crawl Spaces
Higher Concentrations of Radon in Crawl SpacesLifetime Radon Solutions works hard to ensure our clients homes are free of radon gas. No job is too big or too small. Crawl Space jobs tend to be a bit of both. Even though a crawl space is a smaller space in a homes basement, it typically means significantly more work making it a "larger" job.
Crawl Spaces are a Major Point of Entry for Radon GasCrawl spaces with exposed soil or gravel are a hot spot of poor indoor air quality. Radon isn't the only thing seeping into your home from your crawl space. Things like asbestos and sewage leaks are also a problem. Moreover, if you or your children have to enter a crawl space for any reason other things you might encounter could include; spiders, snakes and other varmints. Some rodents can even carry hantavirus. Hantaviruses are single-stranded, enveloped, negative sense RNA viruses in the Bunyaviridae family which can kill humans. They normally infect rodents and do not cause disease in these hosts. Humans may become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces. Some strains of hantaviruses cause potentially fatal diseases in humans. Scary stuff, right!?
Benefits of Sealing your Crawl Space to Mitigate RadonLifetime Radon Solutions primarily uses a 6 mil plastic vapor barrier. Before we can lay the plastic down in the crawl space, we clear the crawl space of debris. We line the plastic to the walls of the crawl space with wood furring strips. Once the plastic is fully sealed to the interior crawl space walls, this tends to be enough to prevent the radon from seeping into your home. In some instances we will tap into the radon system and draw soil gas and radon from underneath the plastic lining the crawl space.
Once a crawl space is sealed, there is less moisture which reduces that "basement" smell caused by mold or mildew. With less mold/mildew there's less insects feeding on the mold or mildew and as a result less rodents too! Breathe easy with a sealed off crawl space and radon mitigation system knowing you can use this space safely!