Illinois Radon Mitigation
RadoVent™ Illinois LLC
At RadoVent™ we're dedicated to helping Illinois families and businesses reduce the risk of exposure to harmful radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that seeps in through the foundation of the home, school or building. Radon gas is odorless, colorless and the number one cause for lung cancer in non-smokers. The only way to know if your home or building has elevated levels of radon gas is to test for it. At RadoVent™ we install the highest quality radon mitigation systems in Illinois. The RadoVent™ radon mitigation system is designed to achieve maximum radon reduction results while maintaining the highest standards of quality and aesthetics.
The RadoVent™ Advantage:
We are one of the largest radon mitigation companies in Illinois. We have installed thousands of radon mitigation systems throughout the state with 100% success. The RadoVent™ Radon Mitigation System is backed by a system performance warranty. For fifteen years from the install date your RadoVent™ Radon Mitigation System is guaranteed to reduce radon levels below the EPA action level or we will fix it for free. If you choose an exterior radon mitigation system we paint our systems to match the house or the trim (see pictures below). If you choose an attic installed radon mitigation system, our technicians have the experience necessary to protect your roof from leaks and route the radon pipes to best fit within the interior of your home.
How Does the RadoVent™ System Work:
Radon gas enters the home through soil gas entry points i.e. cracks in the concrete slabs, foundation wall cracks, plumbing pipe penetrations, floor drains and any other opening to the soil. Your RadoVent™ radon mitigation technician will identify all accessible radon entry points and seal them using proper sealants. Then the RadoVent™ system is installed. The RadoVent™ system is a permanent, tangible component of your home that runs twenty-four hours a day to block radon gas. The typical home requires a radon mitigation system consisting of a PVC pipe that runs from the soil below the basement floor, to the exterior of the home. Attached to the pipe is a radon specific centrifugal fan. This fan creates a vacuum in the PVC pipe(s), the vacuum creates suction in the soil below the house therefore pulling out the radon gas, voc gas, humidity and musty odors before they enter the home through the foundation. From the fan, a vent stack or chimney continues up the side of the house to vent the gas at a safe elevation above any windows, doors or other openings.
Illinois Radon Mitigation System Designs:
Exterior Radon Mitigation Systems: Many Illinois radon mitigation systems are designed as exterior installed systems. According to the Illinois radon code, the exhaust of the radon system must be vented above the highest eave of the home. Many radon companies design the system using unpainted PVC pipe to vent up the side of the house. We install the exterior system using 3X4" aluminum downspout that is painted to match.
Attic Radon Mitigation Systems: Illinois radon code will allow radon mitigation systems installed through the garage attic even if the roof is at a lower elevation than the highest eave of the home. The vent pipe installed through the roof must not be within the line of sight of any upper level windows. The attic installation is great for those that want to hide the radon mitigation system from view.
Crawl Space Radon Mitigation: According to IL radon code, all crawlspaces must be sealed using an air-tight membrane unless they are covered with concrete. This allows the crawl space radon mitigation system to work by creating a barrier between the soil and the indoor air. Our method of sealing crawlspaces makes for a cleaner space that helps reduce dust, musty odors and humidity in the home.
Cracks Sealed: Cracks in the concrete floors can be radon entry points. The cracks are sealed using elastomeric caulk. This helps improve the performance of the radon mitigation system while reducing the amount of conditioned air that is lost from the home.
Sump pumps and radon: A sump can be a primary radon entry point. Just as the sump can collect water from the soil, it can collect radon. Sump pits must be sealed when installing a radon mitigation system. We seal sumps with a clear cover that allows our clients to view the water conditions inside the sump system.