Milwaukee, WI, Radon Mitigation System Installers: How we install.
How our Installers Install Radon Mitigation Systems
Milwaukee Radon Mitigation Mitigators is the BEST local contractor installing abatement systems. Here is an explanation on exactly how we install the radon mitigation system in Milwaukee.
We're going to be installing a
radon mitigation system in an older Milwaukee home. Radon testing indoor air
levels came back to around the 14 pCi/L. We will
begin remediation by doing our
measuring diagnostics. We do that by figuring out air flow
underneath the house. Usually, if we have to do diagnostics testing,
we'll do what we call Advanced
Diagnostics, but we do not have to commit to this process all the time, only when the job calls for it. We would now take a
sampling and then after that we figure
out what the design of the system will be, unless Milwaukee Radon Mitigation Mitigators has already determined the design prior to arrival at jobsite.
More or less we will now determine what size pipe
to use. Next, we decide where to put the radon mitigation system. We do that by figuring where we will penetrate the walls foundation
the floor itself. After this process, which
usually takes about an hour or so, we'll begin the radon mitigation system
installation process. We'll do a basic
checking for airflow underneath the
house and then we will drill a main
hole where we think the the system is
going to be placed. We drill
half inch holes at the furthest points
of the home, ultimately simulating a radon fan by using a
vacuum. Next, we puff smoke at the
furthest ends. We do this because we want to see
the back and create a negative pressure, as we evacuate the smoke back to the central
location. This way, part of the process is
to sealing, so if you look around the joints
you see the expansion joints
all the way down, positioning along the
chimney, so that the gases from the soil move upward.
Now we prepare to caulk the cracks along the basement or concrete floor. We caulk the
entire perimeter where the walls meet the floor, in order to trap the
soil gases and allow the system to suck
the radon that of the house. Advanced diagnostics can now be done if needed. We have
what is called a sniffer. The purpose of a sniffer is it basically gives diagnostics of
radon levels immediately. We do this by taking our radon levels straight from
the soil. The sniffer makes a beeping sound and as it spikes up in radon levels,
spiking as it usually will average at around 250 275 reading.
Moving onto drilling into the concrete to create our hole. We usually want to drill using a wet saw, reason being, it is a much cleaner install. We also use the radon mitigation system hole notch method. This method consists of drilling small holes in a circle, then taking a chisel and knocking the hole out using the holes as cut-outs.
The hole size is usually
going to be about a 4-inch slab. We are going to penetrate
down into the aggregate, which is
deep into stone the gravel. We will
clean and clear out this aggregate and build a
good solid stump, allowing the radon mitigation system to
work easier and mor efficient. This process serves as a collection point, where it brings
everything back into that sump.
As we get closer to the end of the installation. we apply putty by applying a polyurethane
concrete caulk on the bottom of the sump pump cover, in order to get a
good seal. Now we attach a manometer, called a
mini u for short. The purpose of the manometer is to
measure the vacuum pressure of the fan.
A manometer measurement of zero
means there's no vacuum, indicating we have not connected the fan to the radon system yet. One the radon mitigation system is connected,
the manometer tube is going to increase in reading as the radon is moved into the pipe by the fan. Once the fan is placed on the pipe and turned on, it creates a pull (vacuum). The higher the fan pull. the more the radon gas is evacuated out of the house. The manometer gauge will serve as a visual aid to help assisting the homeowner in determining whether or not the radon fan is working
It is now time to glue the fan onto the pvc pipe. That is usually the final step in installing a radon mitigation system. Read more about how a radon mitigation system works
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