If your home was built after 2010, you may have a passive system installed in your basement. However, this is NOT enough to protect your family from the dangers of Radon!
A passive system is typically placed in the foundation of the home by a plumber, not by a licensed Radon Mitigator. Radon mitigators must be licensed by the state of Illinois, and passive systems can be placed in a home by a plumber without being subject to the strict rules in place to ensure mitigation systems are installed properly.
What can you do? Hire a licensed Radon mitigator to activate the mitigation system by adding a fan to the passive system. “In 80% of new homes, passive systems are not installed properly by the plumber, so we need to re-drill a hole in the foundation,” says Dave Stuedemann of Stuedemann Radon Resolutions.
A full mitigation system in a new home will cost $1100-$1200, this includes the piping, fan, caulking all of the accessible cracks in the basement floor and adding a new lid to the sump pump. If the crawl spaces or slabs are also present, extra suction points and a liner may be required. Give us a call to help with your system! Stuedemann Radon Resolutions at (815)-343-7090. You can also find us on the web at https://www.wipeoutradon.comRead More