The same soil conditions that create radon problems in residential homes create problems in schools. Clean Vapor personnel have been designing and installing radon mitigation systems for schools and large buildings since 1988. Over forty schools have been mitigated by our team. Our Specialist is currently on the authoring committee that is developing National School and Large Building Mitigation Standards. Much of our initial work was retro-fitting existing buildings. In 1995, the New Jersey Radon Hazard Sub-Code required that all new schools constructed in Tier One areas include passive radon piping for future activation. All schools constructed under the administration of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority must have radon piping installed independent of the Tier designation. Radon pre-construction design and mitigation are becoming standardized in new construction throughout the United States. We specialize and are ready to help in the design and the physical installation of your schools radon system.
A common problem that affects many construction projects is that the designing architectural firms do not have personnel who are licensed in Radon Mitigation or have an understanding of the mechanics of venting radon and soil gases from beneath buildings. As a result, the footprint of the building is simply populated with the minimum number of radon collection points. Often this is done without regard to suction point location, sub slab obstructions such as thickened slabs, elevation changes or whether the system could actually function in the event that it would need to be activated. When Clean Vapor is consulted, a Mitigation Specialist with a School Certificate will work with your architect to ensure the effectiveness of the design. Our mechanical superintendant is on site to deliver a quality installation. This combination of disciplines provides our clients with unparalleled expertise and final product.