RADON MEASUREMENT DEVICES
Activated Charcoal Device
Low tech. Minimum 7 day test suggested. Device then needs to be sent away to a lab to determine the test results.
Alpha Track Detector
Medium tech. Minimum 91 day test. Device then needs to be sent away to a lab to determine the test results. 90 day Alpha Track test 2 site visits for drop off and pick up.
Electret Ion Chamber
High tech. 3-7 days suggested, but 90 days or longer available also. Results available immediately following test. Includes 2 site visits for drop off and pick up.
Continuous Radon Monitoring
State of the art. 2 – 3 day test. Results available immediately following test. Built in tamper proofing technology. 2 or 3 day Continuous Radon Monitor Test. 2 site visits for drop off and pick up.
Communication (Connectivity)/Pressure Field Testing
$250.00 basic price
$400.00 if basement has exposed soil or rocks
A 4-5 inch hole is drilled through the basement slab (usually in the furnace room). Gravel and sub soils are removed to create a collection pit. In opposite corners of the basement, pencil wide holes are drilled and a vacuum is attached to the larger hole. (This will be the main point of extraction.) The pressure between the point of extraction and the small holes is recorded. The purpose of this is to gauge the volume of air that can be moved from one area to another. Thus the word connectivity. If there is no connectivity then a second point of extraction may be required. This may occur with the lack of gravel, extremely solid sub soil or obstacles like footings. This test will let us customize the radon fan to fit the house’s individual requirements.
At this time we can finalize the design of the SSD system and offer the final pricing and contract.
Travel charges may apply
Sub Slab Depressurization System (SSDS)
Simply put…to reduce the amount of radon coming into your home involves the capturing of gas underneath your basement (or slab on grade) slab and redirecting it outside where it dissipates very quickly. It also could involve the sealing of sump pits, the installation of membrane and several other tasks as the situation requires.
Should your homes basement or crawl space have a dirt or rock surface rather than a concrete slab there are several additional steps to be taken including installing a radon membrane before a depressurization system can be installed. This system can be labor intensive.
An uncomplicated side wall venting mitigation system averages $2500.00. This includes a short term post mitigation test. The post mitigation tests will prove the system is now protecting your family from Radon Gas.
Moncton Radon Testing and Solutions Inc. always strongly recommends the purchase of a home radon alarm. This can be purchased from us for $185.
Now here’s the silver lining…..
Active soil depressurization has several other benefits that make your house a nicer place to live. The basement is drier, and most people comment within a few weeks that it smells different. The musty basement smell is gone. Active soil depressurization also removes methane gases and pesticides that may have been entering your home in the same fashion as Radon Gas.
Post-mitigation testing should start no sooner than 24-hours nor later than 30 days after the installation. This should be a short-term test to quickly determine the efficiency of the system. Once the levels have been confirmed, a test should be conducted at least once every two-years thereafter or whenever building renovations have been undertaken or major changes to the immediate area have occurred.
Prices Do Not Include HST