Crawl Shield

CrawlShield: Protection from Radon Gas and Mold Growth


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has been proven to cause lung cancer. Exposure to the gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smoking individuals, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA further states that the gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US and accounts for approximately 21,000 cancer deaths per year.

Many homes across the United States suffer from radon gas. The gas occurs when natural deposits of uranium in soil, water and rocks breaks down. The breakdown process of the uranium releases radon gas into the environment that can seep into a home or business.

CrawlShield is an applied, heavy-duty liner barrier that encapsulates a crawl space. Having CrawlShield applied to your crawl space creates a healthy barrier to radon gas. The product helps reduce condensation, which frequently causes musty odors. CrawlShield also inhibits mold growth which can pose a significant health risk. Eliminating the risk of radon gas and mold spores creates healthier air quality in the home or business.

CrawlShield is an exceptionally strong, tear-resistant, durable product that is made entirely in the United States. It not only eliminates moisture in the crawl space but also creates an ideal layered surface for storage. White in color and 16 mils. thick, CrawlShield barrier brightens up a dark crawl space to create a more visually appealing area.

At New Jersey’s Select Basement Waterproofing, we specialize in professionally lining crawl spaces. Please contact us to learn about having CrawlShield laid in your crawl space.


The Facts About Basement Radon Mitigation

Radon Mitigation

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that appears in dark, damp spots in your home. Basements being the number one spot for this insidious killer, which usually goes unnoticed for far too long.

According to the EPA, it is estimated that nearly 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year are attributed to this deadly gas. But with proper inspection and mitigation, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some facts and tips about radon mitigation, and why a professional in the field can help save your home from this silent killer.

– Testing is the only way you will ever know if your home has radon. There are no immediate symptoms associated with radon exposure, and it usually takes around a year for any signs to show up when there are.

– Primarily, exposure to radon gas takes place through inhalation or ingestion. While most often the gas is inhaled through air exposure, as it naturally decays, it can find its way into the ground and groundwater as well.

– Radon systems installed in a home work by creating negative pressure at foundation level, which stops radon from entering the home. These soil depressurization systems are installed permanently under the ground and head off radon before it seeps in.

– If you are having new construction done, passive radon mitigation systems can be installed while the building or structure is being built. These systems can prevent radon even without an exhaust fan.

– All radon problems are fixable. If your home is experiencing higher than normal radon levels, it is completely possible to reduce those down to normal, less harmful levels, and eventually remove them or stop them completely.

Interested in learning more about how we can help you with your home radon problems? Please don’t hesitate to contact us any time.


NEW: Radon Mitigation for the Entire State of New Jersey!

IMG 0014a519d080de6845 166x300 NEW: Radon Mitigation for the Entire State of New Jersey!

Select Basement Waterproofing is proud to announce that it has added another service to its lineup: Professional Radon Mitigation!

Radon is a harmful gas containing radioactive elements, and high levels of Radon Gas have been recorded in every single state, including New Jersey! Protect the health of your home and your family by call us out for a FREE INSPECTION AND RADON TEST!

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