National Radon Defense

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems in Minnesota

Effective systems to remove hazardous vapor from the soil in Twin Cities

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, Twin Cities Radon Services 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 Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Burnsville 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

Twin Cities Radon Services 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 Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Osseo, Hopkins, Anoka, Andover, Lakeville, Stillwater and throughout the surrounding areas.

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Serving MN including the Greater Minneapolis area
Our Minnesota Service Area
Cities in Anoka County, MN
Andover
Anoka
Circle Pines
Minneapolis

Cities in Carver County, MN
Carver
Chanhassen
Chaska
Cologne
Hamburg
Mayer
New Germany
Norwood
Norwood Young America
Victoria
Waconia
Watertown
Young America

Cities in Dakota County, MN
Burnsville
Castle Rock
Farmington
Hampton
Hastings
Inver Grove Heights
Lakeville
Mendota
Randolph
Rosemount
Saint Paul
South Saint Paul
Vermillion

Cities in Hennepin County, MN
Champlin
Crystal Bay
Dayton
Eden Prairie
Excelsior
Hamel
Hopkins
Howard Lake
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Grove
Maple Plain
Minneapolis
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Mound
Navarre
Osseo
Rockford
Rogers
Saint Bonifacius
Saint Louis Park
Saint Paul
Spring Park
Wayzata
Young America

Cities in Ramsey County, MN
Saint Paul

Cities in Scott County, MN
Belle Plaine
Elko New Market
Jordan
New Prague
Prior Lake
Savage
Shakopee

Cities in Stearns County, MN
Saint Cloud

Cities in Washington County, MN
Afton
Bayport
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake
Hugo
Lake Elmo
Lakeland
Marine On Saint Croix
Newport
Saint Paul
Saint Paul Park
Scandia
Stillwater
Willernie

Cities in Wright County, MN
Cokato
Delano
Howard Lake
Maple Plain
Monticello
Montrose
Saint Michael
Silver Creek
South Haven
Waverly

Our Locations:

Twin Cities Radon Services
14705 87th CT NE
Otsego, MN 55330
1-612-314-8376
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