Sub-slab depressurization or sub-slab suction removes air that
contains radon from beneath a home or building. The air is vented outside the
building by a fan.
A pipe is installed through the foundation and into the soil or rocks
below the foundation. The air under the building travels through the pipe and
is vented outdoors. The air containing radon never enters the home or building.
This is the most common and usually the most effective way of preventing radon
from contaminating a home or building.1
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2010).
Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction. Available online:
December 27, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.