Radon and Water Entering Through Cracks

Radon and Cracks

Cracks in the concrete floor of your home or business can allow more than water and pests in, the cracks can also let radon gas enter the building. There are a lot of dangers associated with cracks in your foundation floor, but there is a revolutionary system on the market that can help. Rhino Carbon Fiber has developed the Concrete Crack Lock process, protecting your family and home from water and radon gas leaks.crack repair

Problems Caused By Water Leaks

If water enters your home, it can cause structural damage. The water can weaken wooden supports and rust metal ones. The excess moisture can promote mold and mildew growth.

Over half of the air you breathe in your home comes from your basement or crawl space. If there are mold toxins or spores in the air, it can impact your health in a bad way. The musty smell is bad enough, but breathing in that air pollution can trigger mold allergies.

Some signs of mold exposure that you may notice include flu-like symptoms, breathing issues, chronic headaches, and more. Mold exposure can cause eye problems, hearing loss, sores in your mouth, liver disease, vomiting, and abdominal pain. You may also develop acne, hair loss, cramps, joint pain, chest pain, and hormonal issues. Young people, the elderly, and people that are already ill are in the greatest danger of developing problems from mold spores.

Make sure that your home is safe, dry, and comfortable. Don’t allow water to seep into your home through cracks in your foundation and floor.

Problems Caused By Radon Leaks

When a crack appears in the floor of your crawl space or basement, radon gas can enter your home from the ground. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause lung cancer. Lung cancer is treatable, but it has one of the lowest survival rates. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), an average of only 13% of people with a lung cancer diagnosis live more than five years. In addition, the EPA estimates that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

Radon is measured in a pCi/L unit. The EPA states that if a reading of 4 pCi/L or higher is recorded, you should take measures to reduce the amount of radon in your home. The average outdoor level of radon is 0.4 pCi/L, the average indoor radon level is 1.3 pCi/L.

You can purchase DIY tests at hardware and home improvement stores, or online. However, the best way to determine if you have a radon leak is to have a radon test done by a professional, like Jerry’s Waterproofing.  If you get a result of 4 pCi/L or higher, you need to take action. That being said, regardless of the radon reading, you should close any cracks you have in your foundation.

Concrete Crack Lock

There are several crack sealers on the market, but they are, at best, only temporary solutions. The crack will widen and you’ll have to continue filling in the gap. In the meantime, water and radon will be entering your home. Rhino Carbon Fiber’s Concrete Crack Lock can stop the crack from getting bigger. The gaps are sealed and the cracks are secured, so they can’t widen.

Protect Your Home and Family

Don’t let water and mold harm your home and family. Let Jerry’s Waterproofing, Inc. protect you with Rhino Carbon Fiber’s Concrete Crack Lock. Contact Jerry’s Waterproofing’s crack and radon experts to learn more about how this revolutionary product can help you.