Colorado Springs is known to have a high content of uranium in the soil. This is a common, naturally occurring condition across the state of Colorado. As the uranium breaks down it releases radon gas into the soil. Due to the home creating a negative pressure on the soil beneath it, radon and other unhealthy gases enter through the cracks and holes in the foundation.
These gases degrade the air quality of the entire home. The goal of any radon mitigation in Colorado Springs is to create a new path for these dangerous gases to bypass the living space of a home. With the proper techniques, any home can be made much safer.
There are four distinct types of radon mitigation that can be performed on your Colorado Springs property; Sub Slab Depressurization, French Drain/Drain Tile Mitigation System, Sump Pit/Pump Draw Point System and Crawl Space Mitigation.
There are many factors that determine which system is the best for your home.
This is the most common type of system installed. A Sub Slab Depressurization System creates suction in a pit that is dug out below the concrete slab in the basement of a home. The radon gases are collected in that pit and exhausted out of the home using a fan that is placed on the exterior of the property. This is the preferred method in homes that do not have a French Drain or Sump System, like several in Colorado Springs.
Drain Tile Systems are commonly referred to as French Drains. This is a drainage system that is installed below the foundation of a home to help with water drainage in properties that are susceptible to water problems. Often we can utilize these systems for radon mitigation. By tapping into a water drainage system, we can increase the overall effectiveness of the radon mitigation in Colorado Springs. This is a preferred method anytime it is an option.
These radon mitigation systems are similar to a drain tile system. A sump pit is connected to a drain system that is installed below the foundation which directs water to a central basin in the basement. We can tap in either through the basin lid or the foundation and increase the performance of the system. In either case, our radon system install in Colorado Springs will not interfere with the drainage system in any way.
This is also very common. With a Crawl Space Mitigation, we seal the exposed dirt floor of a crawl space using a heavy gauge 4mm plastic. In order to increase performance, this can be done in combination with a fan motor. This can also be done in addition to one of the three systems listed above, in combination with, or as a primary system when applicable. Our Colorado Springs radon mitigation specialist will help you decide if the crawlspace in your home is a candidate for this process.
So what exactly does radon remediation cost? Well, it all depends on your area, your home, and which service provider you choose. There are several factors that you and your service provider will have to discuss, including:
The numbers can quickly add up, especially if your service provider charges you extra for every additional service. At American Radon LLC, we provide free radon testing, including lab fees, which saves you roughly $150 right at the start. We also provide a lifetime warranty on all parts except the fan, and we don’t hit you with any hidden fees or taxes once the job is complete.
Because we want to make sure that your radon remediation costs stay low while also ensuring that your home maintains a safe level of radon gas, we provide free follow up radon test kits once our radon mitigation system is in place. Need a finished exit? Most of the other radon mitigation companies will charge extra for this ($100 or so), but not us. Our standard sub-slab radon mitigation equipment installation costs $950 out the door. Simple as that.