ALS Property Associates, Inc Case Studies: Radon Reduction System Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Gayle had reached out to ALS after having a radon test come back at 8.5 pCi/L. This is double the recommended EPA action level and she wanted to make sure it was properly taken care of. She had two crawlspaces that were added on and a large basement.
Our team came up with and designed a mitigation system that would sufficiently lower the elevated radon levels in the home. We installed (3) extraction points, (1) in each crawlspace, and the basement slab. Our crew removed approximately 15 gallons of fill at each location under the slab to help create an air pocket. We sealed and connected all the extraction points using Schedule 40 PVC pipe to one Prowler LV exterior radon fan located on the back of the home. The fan was strategically located in the back area of the home out of site from the front, sides, and back porch area. This system was succuessful in creating good negative pressure under both crawlspaces along with the large basement slab. Following the radon mitigation a post test had tested the radon levels at or below 0.5 pCi/. Gayle is very happy with the end result and our team is glad we were able to provide such a high quality system.
Project Design: Doug Smith
Project Installation: Bucky Block
Exterior Prowler LV Radon Fan with a fan moisture guard (Extended 10 year warranty)
Main extraction point for both the basement slab and under back crawlspace
Extraction point in side crawlspace
Schedule 40 vent neatly ran from side crawlspace to the other side of the basement to the other extraction point.