In almost every case it is better to have a system installed before a basement is finished. Two reasons why:
1. During the construction of the home, there are usually some spaces left between the concrete floor/slab in the basement and the foundation walls. These spaces can be gotten to and filled before any framing is done. This helps to insure that no air is lost through those spaces as the system is drawing the air out from under the slab. A top quality sealant, called NP-1, is used for concrete sealing. It is a one-part urethane product that will last for many, many years.
2. If the system is installed prior to finishing the basement the vent pipe can be enclosed by a wall, just like any other pipe, and never have to be seen again.

No. Often times we are able to route the vent pipe from a basement or a crawl space into a garage area. Then the pipe can be routed up the wall into the attic space over the garage, where the fan can be located, and then vented through the roof. This makes for a very clean installation, and the only thing visible from the outside of the home is a vent pipe which looks like any other vent pipe going through the roof. If routing the system through the garage is not an option, sometimes the pipe can be routed up through the house, going through a linen closet, with the pipe tucked into the corner and then going through the ceiling and into an attic space. However, once in a while the only option is having the system routed outside and up the outside of the structure. Very often downspout is used to rout the vented gasses above the roofline in this case, making the system blend in nicely on the exterior. Every structure presents it’s own opportunities, that is why it is best to schedule an appointment to have our installation tech come out and look at your particular situation.

Aames Radon guarantees that the system installed will reduce the radon level below 4 pCi/L. Aames Radon also guarantees that the system will continue to perform for a period of 10 years after installation, excluding any damage done to the system and fan replacement. Fan manufacturers usually have a five-year warranty on the fan, and Aames Radon does not provide any additional warranty on top of the manufactures warranty.

A post-mitigation test will be provided to you at no additional cost. This is a test that can be set by you and then mailed into the lab for results. We ask that the test be set seven days (or more) after the system is installed and running, due to the amount of time it takes the radon already in the home to break down.

Our lead installation tech has installed hundreds of systems over the past several years. He personally works on every installation.

NO. To protect carpet and traffic areas in the home, cloth drop cloths are laid out for protection. Sawdust and any other debris are cleaned up and things are generally left cleaner than we found them. We take pride in treating other peoples homes like our own.

In most cases the system can be installed in one working day.

Once in a while there are public service announcements run over some radio stations. Also there’s word of mouth from friends or neighbors who have had to deal with radon. Today it is not at all unusual for someone who is buying a home to ask for a radon test either in the contract or they have the home inspector test for it, which many of them do now. Many times this is the first time the seller has heard of radon.

The cost can vary dramatically from house to house. Things such as…if there is a basement or a crawl space or perhaps both that have to be mitigated. If a system can go to the exterior of the home or into a garage and through the roof. If the exterior is brick, rock or siding that a penetration has to be made through. And various other things. It is best to call and discuss the home with us to get a close estimate over the phone and then arrange a time for us to come out and see the property and get an exact price quote.