Hole is basement floor


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Old 12-22-14, 05:27 PM
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Hole is basement floor

I recently had a radon test done on my home and it came back at a level of 5.2, which is above the EPA recommended 4.0.
I did a little looking around for possible area that could be the culprit and found this in the crawl space under the stairs near the furnace.

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Can anyone tell me what this is? or what purpose it serves?

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Old 12-22-14, 05:43 PM
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Sump pit - water drains around your foundation into to be pumped outside somewhere.

The lack of a pump tells me you may not have a water problem (I don't have a pump in mine, either).
 
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Old 12-22-14, 05:56 PM
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Ok thankyou

Since i dont have or need a sump pump (never had any water issues in the basement), is it okay to somehow seal that hole up to eliminate that as a possible place radon could be coming in?
 
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if there are threaded nuts attached to the pit flange, you can buy a cover to fit from ferguson or zoro online,,, comes w/foam gasket strip, too,,, if not, put a cover on it & seal w/silicone so IF you need to access it in the future, it'll not be a horrible task
 
 

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