If there’s an accumulation of radon in your basement, or basically any low living areas in your house, then installing a radon sump may be the only better option you’ve left. Actually, it’s the most efficient method of extracting this gas and can actually drop the level of radon to one tenth of the original just after its action. Generally, it relies on a de-pressurization procedure and very easy to install on suspended or solid floors as long as there is a concrete layer covering the soil.
Basically what a radon sump does, is that it reverses the pressure difference between the area under the floor and the room above it. This is done with the help of an electric fan that is included in the structure of the pipeline and also helps in preventing this gas from entering the room. It actually removes this gas through the pipes to the exterior.
The structure of a radon sump will normally consist of a structure not longer than a bucket, that is located under the floor slab and in direct contact with the hard core under the floor. However, before installing one, you should check to see whether it perfectly fits or inline with the design and the size of the house. To be honest, the best way of ensuring that the installed system is functional, is to have an expert advice you on the way to go.
The fun used in this system will cost you about $120 and you’ll also have to add on the installation cost. However, it will give you a worth service of about five years. Nevertheless, you will definitely need to add on your electricity bill since it require about 75 watts power and will be running through out.