Radon Mitigation Systems Hidden Internally
Hide your system while protecting your home
We love to install radon systems internally when possible. When installed internally there is not any noticeable component of the radon system from the exterior of the house except for the vent stack exhausting through the roof. According to radon mitigation standards, a radon vent fan can be installed within a well ventilated attic. Within the home's attic space, the radon fan is better protected from the cold Colorado winters.
How radon systems are installed internally:
- Through the garage attic.
- Through multiple stacked closets.
- Through flue chases.
Garage attic radon mitigation systems
The most common route for an internal radon system is through the garage. In many homes the system starts with a suction point in an unfinished, mechanical section or closet within the basement. In that location the suction point is installed. This is where the system collects the radon out of the soil beneath the home. From the suction point, the pipe continues through the rim joist and into the garage. The pipe remains visible in the garage. This is nice because the radon system gauge can be located in the garage where you can make it a routine to check that your system is on and functioning. Most garages have fire rated drywall which makes it necessary for us to install fire protective collars on the suction pipe. The pipe continues through the ceiling above the garage and enters the attic space. The specialty, radon vent fan is installed in the attic space where it is better protected from the cold weather that we can have in Colorado. The exhaust above the roof is patched with a weatherproof flashing. Of the thousands of radon mitigation systems we have installed over the past ten years, we have never had a roof leak.