Methane Mitigation Construction

Methane Mitigation Construction is a specialized field that requires a professionally trained team to implement the Mitigation requirements as outlined on the Methane Mitigation Design. All Methane Mitigation Construction requires a Methane Mitigation Design which must be prepared by a licensed Professional Engineer. The installation techniques for Mitigation Systems are non-standardized procedures that commonly vary between projects and require certification and licensure. Sway Features is fully licensed and certified to construct Methane Mitigation Systems.

Ventilation Pipe

Methane Ventilation System Construction

The basis of all Methane Mitigation Systems require sub-slab passive ventilation. The sub-slab ventilation system prevents the accumulation of methane gas beneath structures, and ensures that the vapor gas can easily be rerouted to an area for which the explosive risks are mitigated. The extensive experience of the Sway Features construction team has assisted with the development of proper and efficient installation methods while implementing materials that are approved by the local Building Departments for Methane Ventilation application.

The dangers of improperly installing ventilation systems can lead to high concentrations of methane within structures, which can cause health and safety issues for the public. Sway Features’ team sets the standard for installation procedures, and inspection approaches to ensure that every design is properly installed per the Methane Mitigation Engineer’s requirements.

Methane Barrier Construction

In addition to the methane ventilation system, a common mitigation feature is the methane barrier. The methane barrier is proprietary material that is installed below the slab of structures to act as a sealant for the structures’s foundation. This sealant creates an impenetrable membrane to prevent the intrusion of methane into structures, while allowing the sub slab ventilation system to properly reroute methane vapors.

The installation techniques of the Methane barriers require a certification which includes an extensive training and approval process. Due to to the complexity of methane barrier installations, this certification has been provided to a select few contractors within the Southern California area.

Sway Features is an approved applicator of Methane Barriers, and our expert crew ensures proper and efficient installation for all of our jobs.

Methane Barrier

Methane Alarm

Methane Detection and Alarm Construction

In some cases for which the sub surface conditions of a property contain high concentrations of methane, the department of building and safety requires the installation of methane detectors and methane alarm systems within your building. The Methane Detection system can monitor the concentrations of methane in the lowest space as well as the subsurface conditions. If elevated levels of methane are detected, the Methane Alarm System will be activated, and your local fire department will be notified.

The installation of Methane Sensors and Detectors require expert level electrical engineers and electricians. These comprehensive Methane System provide an additional measure of safety for structures that are more prone to Methane Vapor Gas intrusion.