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Expert Radon Mitigation in the Finger Lakes Region

EcoSpect specializes in radon mitigation services tailored for residents and businesses in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Our focus is to assist you in effectively managing the health risks associated with radon gas. With radon being a colorless, odorless, yet harmful radioactive gas, our certified professionals are equipped to ensure your indoor environment remains safe and healthy. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas resulting from the decay of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter homes through various small openings, such as cracks in foundations or walls, and accumulate over time. High levels of radon exposure pose significant health risks, notably being the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. This makes managing radon levels in your home an essential health precaution.

Our Approach to Radon Mitigation

We employ a systematic approach to radon mitigation. This begins with a thorough assessment of your property to identify radon entry points and concentration levels. Our team uses advanced testing methods to accurately gauge radon levels in your home or business premises. Once we have a clear understanding of the radon situation, we design a customized mitigation plan. Our strategies often include techniques like Active Soil Depressurization (ASD), where we install a system to draw radon-laden air from beneath the building and safely vent it outside. This approach is effective and minimally invasive, ensuring that the aesthetic and structural integrity of your property is maintained.

Don’t wait for radon to become a health hazard. Contact EcoSpect today for comprehensive radon testing and expert mitigation solutions. Your family’s health deserves the best protection. Give us a call today!

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Install a Sump That Won’t Let you Down!

Our sump pump stands apart from others due to its superior features, making it a more reliable choice for maintaining a healthy and safe living environment throughout the entire home. Not only does it work effectively, but it's also built to last – giving you peace of mind that your basement and crawl space will remain dry for years to come.

Sump Pump System

GrateSump

  • Sump Pump
  • Sealed Sump Liner
  • Check Valve
  • Up to 10ft of Interior Discharge
  • 5 Year Pump Warranty
  • Radon Test Kit
  • 1st Year Preventative Maintenance

Backup Protection

Most Popular

GrateSump

  • Sump Pump
  • Sealed Sump Liner
  • Check Valve
  • Up to 10ft of Interior Discharge
  • 5 Year Pump Warranty
  • Radon Test Kit
  • 1st Year Preventative Maintenance
  • Second Sump Pump
  • Battery Backup
  • Smart Controller System Monitor
  • 5 Year Pump Warranty

Monthly Payment Options

At EcoSpect, we understand that basement waterproofing services can be a significant investment for homeowners. That’s why we offer flexible payment and financing options to fit your budget. With a wide range of credit plans to choose from and no prepayment penalties, you can choose a payment plan that suits your needs.

Enhance the Stabity of Your Organization

EcoSpect's commitment to excellence shines in our Commercial Poly Solutions, offering a fast, non-invasive approach to infrastructure challenges. Utilizing our advanced TerraThane geotechnical polyurethanes, your commercial projects benefit from quick, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious repairs that stand the test of time.

Foundation and Soil Rehabilitation

Customized polyurethanes for soil densification, foundation lifting, and increasing load-bearing capacity.

Rocking Slabs and Trip Hazard Mitigation

Resolves unevenness and bumps, improving the visual appeal and safety of commercial driveways, ensuring a smooth flow of business operations.

Infrastructure Solutions for Lateral Lines and Manholes

Hydrophobic formulas that ensure sewer and infrastructure resilience in various geotechnical conditions.

Improve, Stabilize, and Protect with Confidence

Our commitment to excellence, combined with the highest quality TerraThane geotechnical polyurethanes, guarantees long-lasting results without the need for excavation. Fast, cost-effective, and eco-friendly solutions redefine the standard for residential repairs.

Seawall Restoration

Recognizing the critical role seawalls play in protecting against erosion and storm damage, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by each structure. Take the first step towards safeguarding your waterfront property today. Let's ensure your seawall stands strong against the elements.

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Basement Waterproofing Service Levels

Level One

SUMP PUMP SYSTEM

  • Sump Pump
  • Sealed Sump Liner
  • Check Valve
  • Up to 10ft of Interior Discharge
  • 5 Year Pump Warranty
  • Radon Test Kit
  • 1st Year Preventative Maintenance

Level Two

BACKUP PROTECTION

  • Second Sump Pump
  • Battery Backup
  • Smart Controller System Monitor
  • 5 Year Pump Warranty

Level Three

DRY BSMT SOLUTION

  • Eco-System Sealed and Serviceable Interior Drain
  • Clean Out Ports
  • Lifetime DRYBSMT Warranty

Level Four

WALL VAPOR PROTECTION

  • Stops Moisture Penetration
  • Seals Out Vapors
  • Anti-Microbial Additive
  • Brilliant White Finish
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Level Five

DRY AIR COMFORT

  • Dehumidification System
  • Built-In Digital Control Display
  • Whisper-Quiet Operation
  • Merv-8 Washable Filter
  • Energy Star Most Efficient 2024
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Level Six

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

  • Clean & Service Sump Pump(s)
  • Test Pump System
  • Inspect Drain System
  • Inspect Discharge Lines
  • Inspect and Service all Installed Healthy Basement by Choice Components

Polyurethane Systems for Infrastructure Applications

Our polyurethanes are formulated to meet the needs of your individual project goals and geotechnical conditions. The polyurethane systems are generally installed by injection through 5/8” holes in the concrete or through 1/2” tubes driven to targeted weak zones. Once injected the polyurethane expands with designed reaction times and expansion rates to fill voids and lift or seal the structure.

Infrastructure Applications

Lateral Lines and Manholes

Our hydrophobic formulas are ideal for rehabilitating sewer infrastructure in a variety of challenging geo technical conditions.

Transportation Infrastructure

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles... Terrathane polyurethanes are ideal for stabilizing our critical transportation infrastructure.

Dams, Seawalls, and Levees

Our hydro phobic, environmentally inert polyurethanes help stabilize seawall, levees, and dams against water seepage and soil loss.

Let Your Local Experts Handle the Situation!

Our certified team will reduce radon levels.

Specializing in creating clean, habitable living spaces.

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Why Choose EcoSpect for Radon Mitigation?

When it comes to reducing radon levels in your home or business in the Finger Lakes region, EcoSpect stands out as a leader in the field. Our team comprises certified radon mitigation experts who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each project. We understand the local geological and environmental factors that contribute to radon risks in this area, enabling us to design effective mitigation strategies tailored to each unique property. At EcoSpect, your health and safety are our top priorities. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, as identified by the EPA, and its mitigation is not just a job but a responsibility that we take seriously. We adhere to stringent safety standards and use the latest technology and methods recommended by the EPA to ensure that your indoor environment is safe from radon exposure. Every home and building has its own set of challenges when it comes to radon mitigation. Our approach at EcoSpect is to provide customized solutions that fit the specific needs of your property. Whether you have a modern home with a complex foundation or a historic property requiring delicate handling, we have the expertise to design a system that effectively reduces radon levels while preserving the integrity of your property.

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FAQs

What is radon gas and how does it get into my home?

Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally in the earth and can pose a significant health risk when concentrated in buildings. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.

Radon can enter homes through cracks in the foundation, gaps around pipes, and even through well water. The only way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon is to test for it. If high levels are detected, it's important to install a radon mitigation system to reduce the risk.

If you have concerns about radon gas in your home, don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. EcoSpect offers professional radon testing and mitigation services to ensure a safe and healthy living environment for you and your loved ones.

What is an acceptable level of radon?

The EPA recommends considering radon mitigation at levels of 2.0-3.9 pCi/l and considers levels of 4.0 pCi/l or higher to be the level at which to mitigate. The WHO recommends reducing radon levels in homes to below 2.7 pCi/L.

Radon exposure is a serious health risk and the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It is important to have your property tested by a professional to determine radon levels.

At EcoSpect, we offer comprehensive radon testing and mitigation services to help keep you and your family safe. Contact us today to schedule a radon test or call us at (315) 679-6351 to speak with one of our radon experts. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and resources you need to make informed decisions about radon mitigation in your home or business.

How do I test my home?

An EPA certified Radon Testing Company will place an Activated Charcoal Canister in your home for a minimum of 48 hours and submit the testing to a laboratory for results. Hiring a professional with the necessary equipment and knowledge is crucial for accurate testing.

Follow EPA safety guidelines to protect your home and family from radon. Communicate your concerns and questions effectively with the professional using an extemporaneous speech delivery method.

After testing, the professional will provide you with the results. Understand what they mean for your home and health, and take necessary steps to mitigate radon levels.

If you need assistance with radon testing, don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. EcoSpect is dedicated to ensuring your home is safe and healthy.

How often should I test my home?

The EPA recommends testing your home for radon every 2-5 years, with more frequent testing if renovations involving the foundation have been done. The CDC and WHO also emphasize the importance of regular radon testing, as it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Radon testing is the only way to determine if your home has elevated levels of this radioactive gas. By regularly testing and taking action to reduce radon levels when necessary, you can help protect your family's health and well-being.

If you have concerns about the air quality in your home or need assistance with testing and remediation, don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. Our team at EcoSpect is here to help ensure your home is safe, healthy, and comfortable for you and your family.

My neighbor has high level (low level) results. Should I have a test conducted?

Every home is different, and it's important to test your home for radon levels regardless of your neighbor's results. According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and testing is the only way to know your home's radon levels.

Don't be embarrassed about potential radon problems in your home - take action to protect your family's health. The WHO offers guidelines on protecting against radon exposure, including information on testing and mitigation.

If you're unsure about how to test for radon or interpret the results, don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. Our experts at EcoSpect can guide you through the process and provide recommendations for mitigation if needed.

Taking proactive steps to ensure your home is safe from radon is a responsible choice for your family's well-being.

My home is brand new (very old) why would I need a test done?

Weatherization options for homes can potentially worsen radon gas issues by efficiently sealing the home, trapping gasses inside. Older homes with loose seals may allow radon to dissipate more easily. It's important to think critically about home improvements and their unintended consequences. The EPA provides information on local radon zones and measurement professionals.

Approach weatherization with a critical mindset, weighing benefits against potential drawbacks like increased radon accumulation. Improving critical thinking skills helps homeowners make informed decisions about their home's health and safety. The DOE provides information on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) to measure home energy efficiency.

If you suspect weatherization is contributing to high radon levels, take action. Improve your critical thinking to identify the best course of action, such as testing for radon and implementing mitigation strategies. Don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351 for expert guidance on addressing radon concerns in your energy-efficient home.

What is the average installation cost?

The cost of basement waterproofing varies depending on factors such as the condition and size of your basement, the extent of water damage, and the waterproofing methods used. According to industry estimates, the average cost can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

To get an accurate estimate for waterproofing your basement, it's best to contact us for a free, onsite assessment. Our experienced technicians will evaluate your specific situation and provide a detailed quote based on your unique needs and budget.

Don't let a damp basement cause further damage to your home. Moisture can lead to mold growth, structural issues, and health problems. Call us today at (315) 679-6351 to schedule your free estimate and take the first step towards a dry, healthy basement.

How does a radon system work?

A radon mitigation system works by depressurizing the area underneath a basement slab or vapor barrier, drawing radon-polluted air out of the house and expelling it above the roof line using a radon-approved fan. Proper system design and installation are crucial for effective radon mitigation.

If you're buying or selling a home, it's essential to test for radon and disclose the results. At EcoSpect, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you ensure your home is safe from the dangers of radon. For more information on radon mitigation systems or to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. Don't wait until it's too late – take action now to protect your family from the risks of radon exposure.

How long does it take to install a radon mitigation system?

A typical radon mitigation system installation by EcoSpect takes one to two days to complete, depending on the complexity of the project. Factors such as the size and design of the home, the type of foundation, and the specific mitigation system required can impact the installation time.

The installation process involves sealing foundation cracks, drilling a hole through the foundation floor, installing a vent pipe, and connecting a fan to draw radon gas out of the home. EcoSpect's qualified radon mitigation professionals ensure the system is installed correctly and effectively reduces radon levels.

Radon mitigation systems installed by EcoSpect can cost between $800 and $2,500, depending on the size and design of the home. These systems can reduce radon levels by up to 99%.

If you have any questions about radon mitigation system installation or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. Our experienced professionals at EcoSpect are here to help ensure your home is safe from the dangers of radon gas.

How will the installation change the ‘face’ of my home?

At EcoSpect, we prioritize maintaining your home's aesthetic appeal while providing effective waterproofing solutions. Our team carefully minimizes the visual impact of our work, ensuring your home's appearance remains intact.

We strategically run PVC piping out of sight whenever possible. If piping must be visible, we offer the option to paint it to match your home's color, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the exterior.

Our team listens to your concerns and provides personalized solutions that address your unique situation. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Investing in waterproofing improvements can lead to significant cost savings over time by protecting your home from costly water damage.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351. We're here to help you safeguard your home and provide peace of mind.

Why do my pipes gurgle?

There are a few potential reasons why your radon mitigation system pipes may be gurgling:

  • When the water table surrounding your home is high, water may collect under your foundation or slab. The powerful radon fan can pull this water into the pipes, causing gurgling noises due to the Venturi effect. Installing a sump pump can help alleviate this issue by removing excess water from beneath your home.
  • The radon mitigation system can also pull humidity from the basement, leading to water collecting in the pipes. Running a dehumidifier can help reduce moisture levels and minimize gurgling sounds.
  • Incorrect pitch of the pipes may prevent water from draining properly, resulting in gurgling noises. If you suspect this is the case, it's best to contact us for an inspection. Our experienced professionals can assess your system and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance.

Remember, our team at EcoSpect is always ready to help you address any concerns with your radon mitigation system. Don't hesitate to reach out to us or give us a call at (315) 679-6351 for expert assistance.

What are the maintenance requirements after installation?

A radon mitigation system installed by EcoSpect requires minimal maintenance. The system consists of a fan with a 5-year warranty and a manometer. The manometer's liquid levels should be offset in a properly functioning system. If the levels are even or the fan is not working, contact us or call us at (315) 679-6351 for assistance.

Periodically checking your radon mitigation system ensures its proper functionality and effectiveness in protecting your home from radon. If you notice any issues or have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to EcoSpect for expert guidance and support.

Maintaining your radon mitigation system is a simple yet critical task. Trust the professionals at EcoSpect to provide you with the knowledge and assistance needed to keep your system functioning properly and your family safe.