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SANI-TRED Radon Solutions

Wanna learn about SANI-TRED Radon Solutions? Radon gas is a silent and deadly threat that can seep into our homes without us even knowing it. It’s a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is naturally present in the soil and can infiltrate our homes through cracks, gaps as well as the porosity of the foundation. Prolonged exposure to radon can lead to serious health issues, including lung cancer. Therefore, it’s crucial to take proactive measures to protect your home and family. In this blog, we’ll explore how Sani-Tred products are highly effective at sealing out over 99% of radon in basements, providing you with peace of mind and a healthier living environment.

Understanding the Radon Problem

Before diving into how Sani-Tred works, let’s briefly discuss the radon problem. Radon is a radioactive gas that is released from the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It enters the foundation and once inside, it can accumulate to dangerous levels. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, responsible for over 21,000 deaths each year.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homes be tested for radon, and if levels are found to be above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), action should be taken to reduce radon levels. Basements are often the most vulnerable areas for radon infiltration, making them a primary focus for mitigation efforts.

The Solution for Radon problems: SANI-TRED Radon Solutions 

Sani-Tred is a renowned company that specializes in providing waterproofing and sealing solutions for a variety of applications, including basements. Their products have gained recognition for their effectiveness in sealing out moisture, preventing water damage, and, crucially, reducing radon infiltration. Here’s how Sani-Tred products work to seal out over 99% of radon in basements:

  1. PermaFlex Liquid Rubber Coating: Sani-Tred’s flagship product is PermaFlex, a liquid rubber coating that forms a durable, seamless membrane when applied to surfaces. It permanently adheres to concrete and other materials, creating a waterproof barrier that is also highly effective at blocking radon gas.
    1. Adhesion: PermaFlex permanently adheres by absorbing/penetrating into the concrete then cures to become as tough as a tire inside the concrete. PermaFlex permanently adheres to most common building materials making it suitable for most foundations. LRB (Liquid Rubber Base) can be mixed with TAV (Thickening Activator) which creates a thickened mixture used to seal any joints, seams, cracks, holes, smooth out rough areas or seal around any penetrations.
    2. Seamless Coverage: The seamless nature of PermaFlex means that there are no seams or joints for radon to seep through. This is a critical factor in preventing radon infiltration because even tiny gaps can allow the gas to enter.
    3. Chemical Resistance: PermaFlex is resistant to a wide range of chemicals and contaminants that can be found in soil and groundwater. This resistance ensures that the coating remains effective over time, providing long-lasting protection against radon.

More Benefits of SANI-TRED

  1. Penetrates and Bonds with the Substrate: Unlike some coatings that simply ‘stick’ to the surface, PermaFlex penetrates into the substrate and forms a permanent bond. This not only enhances its durability but also ensures that it won’t peel or crack over time, maintaining its effectiveness at sealing out radon.
  2. Easily Applied: Sani-Tred products are designed to be user-friendly. They can be applied by homeowners or professionals, making it a versatile solution for both DIY enthusiasts and those who prefer to hire experts for the job. PermaFlex can be brushed, rolled or sprayed.
  3. Cost-Effective: Radon mitigation can be expensive, but Sani-Tred products offer a cost-effective solution. By preventing radon infiltration and protecting your basement from water damage, you’re investing in the long-term health of your home. Two coats of PermaFlex costs $0.98 per square foot.

Case Studies and Success Stories

To illustrate the effectiveness of Sani-Tred radon solutions, let’s take a look at some real-world case studies and success stories:

Case Study 1: A Homeowner’s Experience

John, a homeowner, was concerned about radon levels in his basement. After conducting a radon test, he found that levels were above the recommended limit. John decided to use Sani-Tred’s PermaFlex to seal his basement walls and floor.

After applying the product, John retested for radon, and the results were astounding. Radon levels had dropped significantly, well below the recommended limit. John not only had a safer living environment but also added value to his home by addressing the radon issue.

Case Study 2: A Basement Waterproofing Project

A contractor was hired to waterproof a basement in a home prone to water leakage. While working on the project, the contractor recommended using Sani-Tred’s products for radon mitigation as well. The homeowner agreed, understanding the importance of addressing both moisture and radon issues simultaneously.

After applying PermaFlex to the basement walls and floor, the contractor tested for radon. The results showed that radon levels had decreased significantly, providing the homeowners with peace of mind knowing their basement was both dry and radon-free.

The Physical Properties Behind Sani-Tred’s Success

Sani-Tred’s success in sealing out over 99% of radon in basements can be attributed to its innovative approach and the unique physical properties of the materials:

  1. Flexible Penetration® Technology: PermaFlex penetrates into the substrate allowing it to permanently adhere rather than merely ‘sticking’ to the surface. This creates a monolithic, impermeable membrane that effectively seals out radon gas.
  2. Permanent Elongation® Technology: Sani-Tred products have 590% elongation. They never become hard, brittle and remain permanently flexible. Remaining flexible allows for movement to occur without leaking makes it ideal for sealing of joints and cracks.
  3. Elongation Memory®: Sani-Tred products when stretched, returns to its original shape and size. Other materials when stretched/flexed, they often remain deformed and weakened as a result.
  4. Chemical Resistance: PermaFlex is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including the harmful gases present in soil. This resistance ensures that the coating remains intact and effective over time, preventing radon infiltration.
  5. Seamless Coverage: The seamless nature of PermaFlex eliminates any potential entry points for radon. Even the smallest cracks or gaps can allow radon to enter a basement, but PermaFlex’s seamless coverage provides complete protection.
  6. Long-Lasting Durability: Sani-Tred products are designed to withstand the test of time. They don’t peel, crack, or deteriorate, ensuring that the radon mitigation remains effective for years to come.

Easy To Apply

Sani-Tred product can be applied by anyone whether it be the homeowner, a local handyman, painter or contractor. They can be brushed, rolled or sprayed. If anyone has any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call 866-784-3308 or email us through our website.

Radon gas is a dangerous and invisible threat that can infiltrate our homes through basements and other entry points. The consequences of radon exposure, including lung cancer, are severe, making it essential to take proactive steps to mitigate this risk. Sani-Tred products, particularly PermaFlex, have proven to be highly effective at sealing out over 99% of radon in basements.

Our Final Message 

Through their unique physical properties, how it adheres, chemical resistance, seamless coverage, and long-lasting durability, Sani-Tred products provide homeowners with a cost-effective and reliable solution for radon mitigation. Whether you’re concerned about radon levels in your basement or looking to waterproof your basement to prevent water damage, Sani-Tred has you covered.

Investing in radon mitigation not only protects your family’s health but also adds value to your home. Consider Sani-Tred as your trusted partner in creating a safer and healthier living environment for you and your loved ones. Don’t wait until it’s too late; take action today to seal out radon and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a radon-free basement.

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