Radon Reduction

The common term used for Radon reduction is mitigation.

But we believe in keeping things as straightforward as possible and not blindside you with technical jargon. So throughout our site you will see ‘mitigation’ is replaced by the term ‘reduction’.

Because that’s what we do – reduce the levels of Radon to make your property safer!

When designing, advising and installing Radon reduction, A1 Radon is one of the leading experts in the UK. Our dedicated and specialist technicians make all the difference to both your levels of Radon and your peace of mind.

There are various Radon reduction systems available, all of them effective. Our skill lies in knowing which is right for your property design and structure.

Here’s how we can help you:

Mechanical Ventilation

Radon Reduction Sump

This is the most commonly used remedial method across the industry as it generally has the most positive results.

How does it work?

A 127mm diameter hole is drilled through an external wall until the sub base is reached. Then a sump is created, leaving an air pocket in the floor. After this, pipework, in a colour of your choice, is installed along with a specialist radon fan.

The pipework ensures that all radon gases are pulled from under the building and dispersed safely into the atmosphere at a high.

Take a look at our catalogue to see our specialist installations.

Contact the A1 Radon team today to discuss how we can minimise Radon levels in your property.

Positive Pressure (PIV)

This is another popular method for Radon reduction and is used either as the main system or, when high readings are found, in conjunction with a sump system.

The PIV system is usually advised for use in lofts where the unit pulls air from the surrounding space, heats it where necessary; then pumps it into the property – increasing the pressure in the entire home.

Another popular use for Positive Pressure systems is to mount on a wall. In this scenario the result is the same, but it works by pulling the air from outside the property forcing it through a specialist vent or pipework.

Passive System

Image of a Passive System

This system is installed mostly on new build sites. It’s also suitable where a floor has been removed.

Our expert team will calculate the exact location to install specialist Radon sump boxes within the sub-base. The sump boxes are then connected using pipework and are pulled through to the external ground level. The pipework is either left open vented or capped in preparation for a mechanical system at a later date.

Basements can often have very high Radon gas levels; but fortunately there are various reduction techniques to combat this. And although no basement is the same, a positive and negative pressure system working together can reduce levels.

The experience and knowledge our team has will ensure the right system is installed for your building and situation.

Contact today to discuss your options.