Vapor intrusion can occur in any home or commercial structure in the world. Regardless of the location of your building, the soil upon which it rests is constantly emitting some volume of gas and vapor. Most of these emissions are entirely harmless, while others can prove damaging to both structures and the people who live and work inside them.
Arizona Foundation Solutions will develop a system to match your building's exact needs. Whether your building struggles with water vapor or intrusion of volatile organic compounds (VOC's), our experts will tailor a solution to remedy your issues in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Many VOC's are produced and used in the manufacture of fuels, paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOC's are also present in industrial solvents, paint thinners, tetrachloroethene (TCE, which is dry cleaning fluid), fuel, oxygenates (MTBE), or chlorination in water treatment systems. These compounds are man-made, and their presence in soil is often a result of accidental pollution or poorly-managed industrial activities.
While most VOC's are potentially harmful to humans, not all naturally-occurring soil vapors share this trait. Two major soil vapors in this class are of note: radon, and water vapor. Radon gas is emitted from decaying radioactive uranium molecules in soil and rocks, and can be fatal to humans depending on the prevalence of the gas in indoor living spaces and time spent exposed to said air. Water vapor, while not directly harmful to humans on its own, can cause foul air, mold, structural rot, resilient tile delamination, epoxy floor bubbling, and even large-scale structure heave if conditions are right.
Arizona Foundation Solutions is your local source for all things commercial vapor mitigation. Our experts have spent decades innovating new vapor mitigation techniques, reducing the dangers and damages of VOC's, water vapor, and more. Contact us today!