In the summer of 2006, my home rang the “radon” bell, weighing in at over 5 on two successive tests. My next-door neighbor also scored high and had his home equipped with a radon mitigation system provided by Dennis Elkins of Aspen Environmental Services, Inc. Based on his recommendation and my personally observing the work done, I selected Aspen Environmental Services to handle the task of radon remediation for my home. Additionally, my son’s family lives in Castle Rock and also had a high radon level (7.7 pCi/L). That being the case, I had a radon mitigation system installed by Dennis at my son’s home as well.
Each of these systems was specifically designed and constructed for the two differing homes. My home has a perimeter drain to which he installed a fan to provide a vacuum thereby significantly reducing my radon exposure. Following installation, my radon level dropped to 0.9 pCi/L. In the Castle Rock project he created a sub-membrane depressurization system in the crawl space and a perimeter drain depressurization system connected to a single fan to mitigate the radon. Following installation the radon level dropped to less than 0.3 pCi/L.
I was VERY pleased with the work at both locations. I continue to be quite satisfied and feel quite confident in recommending Aspen Environmental Services!
Michael G., Colorado Springs/Castle Rock
Last year we bought a home in West Pueblo. At the suggestion of our Realtor, we had a radon test done. It was 19, which is very high. The top company recommended for the best price, most knowledgeable and proven record of results was Aspen Environmental. They ranked at the top of the list. Dennis Elkins' knowledge is unsurpassed on this subject. He answered all our questions and in the process, took our high radon levels and reduced them to nearly nothing. The new home is radon free. The home we were selling in Colorado Springs also tested high. New buyers wanted it below 1.0. Dennis spent a day covering the crawl space with a special plastic and lead-out lines to the eradication unit. It runs for pennies a day, is very quiet, and took it out of the house in four days. The home inspector tested it and yes, it went below 1.0.
This is a gas you don't want to breathe. I read online about all the systems in Colorado Springs and Pueblo: their cost, follow up, guarantees, knowledge of the future, resale inspections (the info that a property has radon stays on the record if you try to sell later on), and the perfect install. Aspen filled the whole list of questions, and now that the exhaust pipe is painted to match their house, we don't really notice it. Our neighbors are doing the same; they do not want it in the house.
Don't buy a home without a test. Call Dennis and let the testing tell the tale. You don't want a cancer-causing gas in the home, period. Be sure you are dealing with a person that can really take this out of the basement. This is your final objective: that the company you hire will put in the best system for your style of home. Also, they will be back to take care of any problems. A true, time tested, radon specialist. I highly recommend Dennis and his company. Great service.
Kay and Clarence I., Colorado Springs/Pueblo
Aspen Environmental Services has installed radon mitigation systems on multiple homes that I listed while I was a Realtor, successfully reducing the radon levels on all. Aspen also installed their system at my personal residence in Colorado Springs. Their experience in this field enabled them to successfully reduce the radon levels on one home that had multiple crawl spaces and a basement slab all connected to a single system, thus saving the cost of yet another system. I had a great working relationship with them.
Jo Ann N., Colorado Springs
We recently used Aspen Environmental Services after getting bids from four other local radon contractors. Our job was a challenging one: an older home with high levels of radon, multiple crawlspaces and slab flooring. In addition, the crawlspaces were not connected and had only 16 inches of depth. It seemed like an insurmountable job.
Upon speaking with several contractors, we felt our job was not only going to be expensive but probably not very effective. Dennis came to our home and made us feel confident with his ability immediately. He was highly experienced and knowledgeable. He spent a great deal of time looking at the house and coming up with a game plan that would allow for a single system to mitigate the entire house!
His crew went above and beyond our expectations! Not only did they crawl down into our tiny crawlspaces, spend extra time problem solving and complete the job with a single system saving us thousands of dollars, but they did it with amazing customer service and concern for our budget and outcome.
We are happy to refer Dennis and Aspen Environmental Services. I have worked with many radon abatement contractors in the past with my real estate background....and have found Aspen Environmental Services to be the best around!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Mike and Alison Z.,Colorado Springs
I purchased a home in Mountain Shadows almost four years ago. I found that the home did have radon gas present at high levels. Upon contacting several companies, I determined that Dennis Elkins was very knowledgeable about the installation and operation of radon abatement systems. Since Dennis installed my system he has answered any questions that I have, and even came out to give me the peace of mind that my radon remediation system is working fine. My system has operated great and I have complete confidence that my home and family are protected from radon. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone; he is honest and completely fair with his customers.
Myra B., Colorado Springs
While working at a former employment position I was contacted on numerous occasions by homeowners asking for a reference for a certified radon mitigation contractor and/or radon testing technician serving southern Colorado. It is my pleasure in sharing with other realtors and consumers the professional experience I have had in working with Dennis Elkins, owner of Aspen Environmental Services over the past 11 years.
Dennis has worked within the radon industry for many years. He has performed services where difficult structures require the experienced skill and knowledge only someone like Dennis is qualified to perform and to be trusted with. When referring Dennis’ name I am assured the job will be assessed correctly and the radon reduction system will be installed according to building codes and radon abatement industry standards.
Consumers have followed-up by contacting me to thank me for the referral expressing their gratitude in having Dennis perform the radon system for their home or client. When looking for a radon testing and mitigation services provider in the Pikes Peak region, be sure to make Aspen Environmental Services your first call. You truly will be pleased with the outcome.
Linda B., Mitchell Realty Services
In my experience with Aspen Environmental Services, I found Dennis to be responsive, honest, and thorough.
I had a mitigation system installed by another "certified mitigator." The system failed to reduce the radon levels below 4.0. After repeated calls to the contractor to determine what steps could be taken, his assessment was to sell us a second system to complete the job.
When I contacted Aspen Environmental Services, Dennis offered us a thorough evaluation of the system and concluded that the installation was not executed correctly and several "short cuts" had been taken. He made the corrections necessary to successfully reduce the radon levels below 4.0.
I would highly recommend Aspen Environmental Services.
Lori M., Colorado Springs
I had extremely high radon levels, even for Colorado Springs as our tests measured between 100 pCi/L and 130 pCi/L. With these high radon levels I wanted to use a radon abatement contractor that I felt I could trust and knew what he was doing to reduce the radon levels for me and my family. Aspen Environmental Service’s came to inspect my home and Dennis Elkins took a great deal of time to determine the most effective type of system and the location on the house where it would look the best.
He was professional and knowledgeable in the way he explained how the system would work and the process in which it would be installed. He answered any question I had in a courteous thorough manner that was easy to understand and seemed genuinely concerned with our radon problem. This convinced us to use him instead of other radon mitigation contractors who did not appear to have the integrity that Dennis has.
They were on time and installed a great looking system on schedule. I have seen other systems and none compare to the appearance of the one Aspen Environmental Services’ installed on our home. They did not make a mess yet cleaned up in detail behind themselves inside and out. The system they installed reduced our unusually high radon levels from above 100 pCi/L to less than 1.0 pCi/L.
I can not express how pleased we are with the service Aspen Environmental Services provided and the excellent radon reduction they accomplished in our home.
I HIGHLY recommend anyone with a radon problem use Aspen Environmental Services. Although from the beginning we felt they were the best radon remediation contractor to use, they still exceeded everything we expected in service and results.
Pat B., Colorado Springs