National Radon Defense

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems in Iowa and Wisconsin

Effective systems to remove hazardous vapor from the soil in Greater Dubuque

Common VOC's

  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Tetrachloroethene (PCE)
  • Trichloroethene (TCE)
  • Methylene chloride
  • Gasoline derivatives such as benzene

Environmental soil pollution can enter buildings and homes through a process called vapor intrusion. Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that have high vapor pressure and low water solubility. They can be present in contaminated soils or groundwater.

Volatile organic compounds are produced and used in the manufacture of fuels, paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOC's are also present in industrial solvents, paint thinners, tetrachorethene (TCE, which is dry cleaning fluid), fuel, oxygenates (MTBE), or chlorination in water treatment systems.

When these contaminants are present in the soil there is potential for vapor migration through the surface soils into surrounding buildings, thus potentially impacting the indoor air quality and posing a health risk to the building inhabitants. This exposure is receiving increased attention by regulators, in many states and represents a significant liability risk for building owners in an evolving regulatory climate.

Unlike radon gas, which occurs naturally, the hazardous elements mentioned above are man made. They enter the soil because of accidents or industrial activities. When buildings are constructed near or on top of contaminated soil, there's a risk of hazardous vapor intrusion.

If you're concerned about vapor intrusion, Patterson Comfort & Safety can help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide you with quality vapor intrusion testing and mitigation. We offer free estimates in Clinton, Maquoketa, Dubuque, Prairie Du Chien, Platteville adnd throughout the surrounding areas.

The EPA provides vapor intrusion guidance

Since hazardous vapor intrusion into buildings is often associated with soil contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency has done considerable research in this area. The EPA provides basic information about vapor intrusion as well as detailed guidance for vapor intrusion mitigation (also called soil vapor extraction). This EPA vapor intrusion guidance is important for all people throughout the United States to accept and use to take action.

The most common solution is to install systems often used to reduce naturally occurring radon that seeps into homes in some geographic areas. These systems, called radon mitigation systems, remove soil vapors from below basements or foundations before they enter homes.

Our Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Techniques

Your local National Radon Defense Contractor will be able to provide you with several quality soil vapor extraction options, including:

NRD contractors can also install vapor pins for diagnostics and annual maintenance. The vapor pin is a reusable sub-slab soil gas sampling device. The vapor pin is constructed of a single piece metal. This single piece design along with the silicon sleeve eliminates potential leak points. It is installed to provide a sealable measurement point for annual maintenance of the system.

sub-slab depressurization

Sub-slab depressurization system

crawl space membrane depressurization

Crawl space membrane depressurization

Get complete vapor intrusion mitigation in your home

Patterson Comfort & Safety is proud to be a member of the international National Radon Defense network, which has worked with Environmental Engineering firms all over North America in installing Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems. We understand the importance of sealing, depressurizing, and communicating all the entry points of the vapor intrusion.

For an environmental cleanup project of this nature, we understand you need a company with experience to get the job done right. We are you trusted local experts for soil vapor extraction and indoor air quality services, so call us today to get started! We offer free estimates in Clinton, Maquoketa, Dubuque, Prairie Du Chien, Platteville, Manchester, Anamosa, De Witt, Dodgeville, Lancaster and throughout the surrounding areas.

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Serving IA and WI including the Greater Dubuque area
Our Iowa and Wisconsin Service Area
Cities in Allamakee County, IA
Dorchester
Harpers Ferry
Lansing
New Albin
Postville
Waterville
Waukon

Cities in Buchanan County, IA
Lamont
Winthrop

Cities in Cedar County, IA
Clarence
Lowden
Mechanicsville
Stanwood

Cities in Clayton County, IA
Edgewood
Elkader
Elkport
Farmersburg
Garber
Garnavillo
Guttenberg
Luana
Marquette
Mc Gregor
Monona
North Buena Vista
Saint Olaf
Strawberry Point
Volga

Cities in Clinton County, IA
Andover
Bryant
Calamus
Camanche
Charlotte
Clinton
De Witt
Delmar
Goose Lake
Grand Mound
Lost Nation
Welton
Wheatland

Cities in Delaware County, IA
Colesburg
Delaware
Delhi
Dundee
Earlville
Greeley
Hopkinton
Manchester
Masonville
Ryan

Cities in Dubuque County, IA
Bernard
Cascade
Dubuque
Durango
Dyersville
Epworth
Farley
Holy Cross
New Vienna
Peosta
Sherrill
Worthington
Zwingle

Cities in Fayette County, IA
Arlington
Elgin
Wadena

Cities in Jackson County, IA
Andrew
Baldwin
Bellevue
La Motte
Maquoketa
Miles
Monmouth
Preston
Sabula
Saint Donatus
Spragueville

Cities in Jones County, IA
Anamosa
Center Junction
Monticello
Olin
Onslow
Oxford Junction
Wyoming

Cities in Linn County, IA
Coggon
Prairieburg

Cities in Crawford County, WI
Eastman
Ferryville
Gays Mills
Prairie Du Chien
Soldiers Grove
Steuben
Wauzeka

Cities in Grant County, WI
Bagley
Bloomington
Blue River
Boscobel
Cassville
Cuba City
Fennimore
Glen Haven
Hazel Green
Lancaster
Livingston
Montfort
Mount Hope
Muscoda
Platteville
Potosi
Stitzer
Woodman

Cities in Iowa County, WI
Avoca
Cobb
Dodgeville
Highland
Linden
Mineral Point
Rewey

Cities in Lafayette County, WI
Belmont
Benton
Darlington
Gratiot
Shullsburg

Cities in Vernon County, WI
De Soto

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Patterson Comfort & Safety
1060 Cedar Cross Rd
Dubuque, IA 52003
1-563-607-8366
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