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Old 01-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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I want to have a radon system installed. I have a basement with a french drain on the inside and outside of the walls. This drains into my front yard because my house is on a hill and doesn't require a sump. I also have a drain in the basement that is connected to the french drain. How can a mitigation system be installed with this type of drain system?

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I'm not a radon mitigation guy, but I think everyone will start by getting a test done.

You might want to state your location.

If the test warrants mitigation, then you may want to tap directly into the drainage tile, and run this up and out of your home. Then re-test and see if you have accomplished anything.

I think that typically the exhaust system is connected to the sump pump pit lid. This is of course connected to the drainage tile on the interior and exterior. If natural pull does not take care of the gas, then there are fans which can be used.

As a side, I'm not sure how it is possilbe to "suck" anything out of a closed circuit. I suppose the gas is "percolating" up, and is being evacuated as it is produced.

Maybe some more experienced people will chime in.

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Have you had the basement tested to see if you even need to go to all this expence?
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Have you had the basement tested to see if you even need to go to all this expence?
Yes. I have had it tested. I want to get this fixed before i finish the basement.
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post where you live as there are different methods depending on where you live etc. lots of readers here so U should get some good answers within a day.
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