Installation Problems With Passive Radon Systems
Are you thinking about building a new home in the the Greater Madison area. Are you currently in the middle of the New Construction process? We’re finding issues with Passive Radon Mitigation System piping in many new homes.
Have you hear the term “Passive Radon Mitigation System”? Here’s our definition at Radon Solutions of Wisconsin…
Passive Mitigation Systems are typically installed at the time the home was constructed and has two elements:
- a vent pipe extending from the sub-slab gravel up to above the roof or eave
- a physical barrier (polyethylene membrane) between the soil and house foundation.Source: ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Radon Mitigation System Inspection Checklist found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.
Here in Madison and throughout the Southwest Wisconsin many people with newer homes have begun installing Passive Radon piping during construction. This can be very beneficial at times as the installer can hide the piping within the walls….and can also save some money…if installed correctly.