It is without hesitation that I provide this testimonial for Aspen Environmental Services. After the installation my radon level was reduced to a negligible reading, nearly zero. In addition, the owner, Mr. Dennis Elkins, went out of his way to be able to install the system. My home had a very small crawl space which would not accommodate the ‘average’ worker. Mr. Elkins took it upon himself to find someone who was able to maneuver in that small space and with his supervision, was able to successfully complete the job.”
Dr. Mary T., Beulah
Dennis Elkins of Aspen Environmental Services provided me with exceptional and professional service. His knowledge and many years of experience with radon mitigation was beneficial in designing a system for my home that treated both my crawl space and basement area with one fan, saving the cost of a second system. The system that he installed successfully reduced the very high radon readings to levels well below the EPA guidelines.
Kandy L., Beulah
It was a pleasure to have Dennis Elkins install our radon gas mitigation system. Dennis is a true professional and we are very happy with his work. He is extremely conscientious; explained the importance of testing the system, and patiently answered all our questions.
Debby L., Buena Vista
As I was going through inspections to put my house on the market, it was discovered the radon levels were too high. As such I needed to mitigate this and contacted Aspen Environmental Services and they put in a Radon Mitigation system. They were quick to respond and install, and were able to put the system in an inconspicuous location so as not to detract from the beauty of the home. Subsequent testing came back within acceptable radon levels and passed the inspection.
Sabrina A., Calhan
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
Some years ago one of our rental houses had a terrible problem with mold. It was of utmost concern that as the mold problem in the basement was cleared up that there be proper air flow in the oddly aligned spaces under the house to prevent a recurrence.
Dennis Elkins was a God-send. He discovered that the attempts by other, very conscientious professionals who were helping with the mold and airflow problem were not moving the air correctly. It pays to have a specialist. His calm professionalism and friendliness were a real blessing at such a stressful time. He worked to give me the most cost effective solution and demonstrated his process as he went along so that I was completely satisfied with his choices. The additional benefit of the air flow system which he installed was that the radon levels in the house dropped even further. I can highly recommend him for both individual home owners as well as a consultant/partner for businesses.
Phyllis H., Cortez
Aspen Environmental Services installed a complete system in my new home to mitigate the radon. They worked steadily and confidently. The job was completed in two days and has remained efficient for over four years.
I believe my house provided an interesting challenge for Dennis, as part of the crawl space is only 5 inches high. There was a sound issue in the first 2 weeks and when I called him about it, he scheduled an appointment to return (even though I live 3 hours from where he is based in Colorado Springs) in a timely fashion. The sound issue turned out to be a loose, hardened piece of foam that was easily removed. I never hear the fan, yet I know my house is safe from radon.
Malina F., Crestone
A few weeks after moving into my house, as a precaution, I had it tested for radon. (The former residents had lived there for several years and had no radon abatement system, so I assumed the test would show safe levels.) I was shocked to learn that I had an average radon level of over 67 pCi/L -- more than 15x the minimum level at which the EPA recommends taking action (4.0 pCi/L). I immediately checked around and was referred to Aspen Environmental Services. They showed up exactly when promised and performed a single-trip/same-day, complete, professional system installation. They even did some interior caulking for me to maximize the system's efficiency. The effects were immediate and dramatic.
Four years later, I am still testing at an average 0.9 pCi/L, less than half the EPA "safe" level. Thanks to Aspen Environmental, I have the peace of mind of knowing my home is now safe from the hazardous effects of radon.
Dedicated, friendly and experienced people. Conscientious, professional installation. Affordable prices. The whole package.
Mark S., Cripple Creek
Our experience with Aspen Environmental Services was outstanding. To begin with, we were under the pressure and deadlines of a home sale. We were able to get a competitive bid, arrange and perform the necessary construction and perform the necessary post-construction testing in a very tight timetable.
Aspen Environmental was very cooperative and professional in working with the necessary parties and coordinating the necessary steps to get this job done within the constraints put upon us all by the situation. Construction and testing went very smoothly and the system performed flawlessly. Throughout, Aspen Environmental was a pleasure to work with. And, the system with other necessary modifications to the dwelling was marvelous. It worked so well that our radon level of over 80 pCi/L was reduced to non-detectable levels with just the single system. What a pleasure we had and what success we enjoyed working with Aspen Environmental Services.
Bob and Charlotte H., Cripple Creek
I am a resident of Florissant Colorado, and in 2008 I found that I had a radon reading of 726.1 pCi/L; it should be less than 4.0 pCi/L.
I had several radon people who called themselves "experts" out to look at the situation. Most of them didn’t care where the pipe that comes up out of the ground was located and wanted to put in two systems, both in the corners of two rooms.
I was not happy having these pipes exposed and did not feel comfortable with the attitudes of these people.
I then contacted another person who told me about Aspen Environment Services. They said, "THEY ARE THE BEST," and they are the people who are called in every time a job goes wrong because Mr. Elkins is an expert at what he does.
After talking on the phone with Mr. Elkins, I knew at once that he was the man for the job. I just knew that if anyone was going to do the job right it was him. I just can’t say enough good things about this man.
He cared where the pipe was installed. He found a closet and hid it in there so it was not unsightly. He cared about how deep he dug with his bare hands to get the pipe deep into the ground to get to the problem. He reduced my extremely high radon levels from above 700 pCi/L to 2.0 pCi/L with one single system.
He showed up on time, and got the job done in two days. if you have any questions he is always there to answer. He has integrity and experience, which is lacking in most businesses today. He is of the old school.
I could have had a cheaper radon expert do the job, which would normally be my style, but with this being a health issue to all in the household, I needed the job done right the first time around. If I had to call in someone else to correct the first job it would have cost me more in the long run.
Mr. Elkins put in the right system;' he is the best, there are no short cuts for this man: it has to be right. I just can’t say enough good things about him.
Ann C., Florissant
Dennis Elkins, owner of Aspen Environmental Services, did an excellent job of installing a radon mitigation system in our home a few years back.
Since our first initial test following installation which showed the radon levels had dropped below state standards, we've had our home tested again and the test levels were even lower. My wife and are very happy with the results of the radon mitigation system.
Terry T., Franktown
My family and I were disappointed when an inspection measured a higher than usual radon level in the house we were considering purchasing. After speaking with Dennis though, our worries ended. AES installed the radon mitigation system in our house and we were very impressed with the high quality and thorough work done by Dennis. A follow-up test measured near to 0 levels - a relief, especially considering we had a newborn baby at the time. I certainly would recommend AES to anyone searching to have a radon mitigation system installed.
Ana A., Monument
Aspen Environmental Services installed our system in 2006 and it has been operating flawlessly ever since (5 yrs). It reduced our radon level from 7.8 to less than 0.3 which is the lowest the lab could report. We are very satisfied with the service and product we received from Aspen Environmental Services.
We found in August of 2009 that radon was in our basement and later in our crawl space between the house and the garage. Through friends, we were advised to contact Dennis Elkins of Aspen Environmental Services, Inc. Dennis designed a system that treated our crawl space and basement area, successfully reducing the radon with one fan. Thus, the design saved the cost of a second system. The project was completed on September 17, 2009 and has been working satisfactorily since. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone needing this type of service.
Jerry L., Monument
I would like to thank Aspen Environmental Services for all of their help and advice during the installation of my radon mitigation system.
After talking to Aspen Environmental Services and a couple of other radon mitigation companies in the area, Aspen Environmental Services was chosen because of their knowledge and professionalism in helping me understand the equipment and the installation approach. During the installation, they worked quickly but were very thorough. They left no messes and explained the process and answered any questions that I had.
Finally, I found Dennis Elkins to be a refreshingly honest businessman. When it was possible for him to up-sell the equipment and install more than what was needed to accomplish the test results than needed, he recommended that we be conservative and go one step at a time. This resulted in only having to do a partial mitigation in the lower level which lowered the radon levels to <0.3 pCi/L, which is lower than the outdoor average. His recommendation saved me money without sacrificing safety.
Later, when I thought I had a post-installation problem, he came back and checked the equipment, which was working fine, for no charge.
I thank Aspen Environmental Services and I wish them many years of success.
Carole M., Pueblo
When testing showed that my house had elevated levels of radon, I began researching mitigation companies and interviewing owners. A local environmental advocate who had become an expert on radon recommended Dennis Elkins and Aspen Environmental Services; that recommendation confirmed the results of my research.
It turned out that my husband and I made the right choice for several reasons. For one, our house, constructed on the side of a hill, presented an extra challenge. There is a ground-level sub-basement under the basement. Aspen Environmental was up to the challenge, as post-mitigation tests proved.
We were also pleased with Dennis's dependability and honesty, as well as his cordial, low-key approach.
It feels good to breathe easier!
Carolyn H., Pueblo
Finding a good radon mitigation company is a difficult proposition. I interviewed several as each company uses similar techniques. What set Aspen apart was their willingness to come to the home to bid the job. I had the opportunity to discuss potential challenges involved in this particular home installation. I felt confident that the materials used in my install are the best available. Many other contractors I spoke to use inexpensive plastic membrane that is just inferior to the membrane that Aspen uses. The quality of craftsmanship performed by Aspen is what I would expect if I did it myself. This is huge since I have spent many years working in the construction industry.
Dan M., Pueblo
We selected Dennis because he was honest and on time. We checked out his references and they were positive. Dennis took the radon levels in our home from 57 pCi/L to <0.3 pCi/L which is the lowest level the laboratory will report. We have had the mitigation system for over 5 years with no problems. He also found a venting issue with the hot water heater that was affecting our basement air quality.
Ron and Betty P., Pueblo West
Last year we bought a home in West Pueblo. At the suggestion of our realtor, we had a Radon test done. It was 19, very high. The top company was recommended for the best price, most knowledgeable and proven record of results. Aspen Environmental ranked the top of the list. Dennis Elkins' knowledge is unsurpassed on this subject. He answered all the questions, took our high numbers of Radon level and reduced them to nearly nothing. The new home is Radon free. The home we were selling in Colorado Springs tested high. The 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, very quiet, but took it out of the house in 4 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 on-line about all the systems in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, cost, follow up, guarantees, knowledge of the future, resale inspections (this 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 it is painted to match the house, we don't really notice it. 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, which 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. Pueblo/Colorado Springs
Aspen Environmental Services installed a radon mitigation reduction service for us. I checked several local companies and ended up choosing Aspen Environmental. Since they have many years of doing this type of work, they demonstrated their professional ethics and integrity. They were not only responsive and professional but reasonable as well. Our radon is now down from over 20 to less than one. I would strongly recommend their services to anyone concerned about the welfare of their family!
Mark S., Pueblo West
We chose Aspen Environmental Services, Inc. because Dennis Elkins appeared trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. He seemed to understand our concerns; he took the time to explain exactly what he intended to do to mitigate the radon. In fact, he drove me around the neighborhood so we could see what other similar installations in Pueblo West looked like. He did not pressure us at all; instead he followed up with a bid detailing the cost and precise installation procedures. The installation itself took the better part of a day. The work was not invasive at all; in fact, the window well where the system was installed looked exactly the same upon completion. The river rock was replaced and no damage was done to the windows, the well, or the surrounding landscaping (which was surprising given the depth of the hole). Dennis explained how everything worked, including the power panel and exactly why we shouldn't seal the subterranean exterior patio drains (yet), as they may only have an inconsequential affect, and the risk of flooding would outweigh a possible miniscule reduction in radon. We are very pleased with the results. My husband says "knowing that we have successfully gone from 15.5 pCi/L to .8 pCi/L makes me feel good about spending time downstairs reading."
Cara S., Pueblo West
Having seen a close friend die at 38 from lung cancer and radon gas exposure, I have witnessed first hand the risk of long term exposure to radon gas in the home. As a result of that experience, Aspen Environmental Services was contracted to install a radon mitigation system in my home. They were able to reduce levels from 17 to 1. I found Dennis to be professional, courteous and prompt with installation and follow up. I continue to recommend Dennis and Aspen Environmental to friends, family and patients.
Dr. E.M.Y, Pueblo West
Aspen Environmental Services is a first class business! Dennis, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable on radon gas remediation and the best way to eradicate it from your life. Not only does he commit to absolutely getting rid of the problem, I can tell that he genuinely cares for the client's well being and health. My husband and I were selling our house at the time we needed the radon system installed. So with 3 small children and a 2 week time frame till closing, Aspen Environmental Services covered everything! They fit us into their schedule without hesitation and saw to it that we met our deadline. With all the commotion it was such a relief to have Aspen Environmental Services take a load off my mind. I didn't have to babysit this project because Aspen Environmental never dropped the ball! I have never met a company so willing to cooperate and show understanding to coordinate with all the pressures that go with selling a house and everyday life. Aspen Environmental is an honest company that truly works off integrity. I would recommend Aspen Environmental to anyone needing radon abatement and I will definitely be calling them when we buy our next house. I have even talked to the school my students attend about testing for radon gas.
Joyce C., Pueblo West
We were pleased with both the initial visit and the radon abatement installation. Our radon readings before installation were rather high and afterwards, were very low. We are pleased with the attention to detail and the professional way it was installed.Thank you, Aspen Environmental.
Jim & Jan H., Westcliffe
Dennis Elkins and Aspen Environmental Services did a very good job for me. Living in the mountains in Westcliffe Colorado, it is difficult to even get many contractors to come to do work.
Dennis not only came when scheduled, but did the work within budget and on schedule. Moreover, the radon tests before and after his work showed that he did an effective job. Finally, when winter snows pushed the vent pipe away from the house, he returned and fixed that problem so that we have not had any further trouble. I highly recommend the work he did in fixing a radon problem for us.
William W., Westcliffe
We had tested for radon after moving into our house and our radon gas level exceeded the EPA guideline. Dennis (Elkins) inspected our home and his radon abatement solution was straight forward. He installed a radon mitigation system in our new home in Woodland Park in 2006. He used the existing French drain system, fan and pipe to exhaust any radon gas at the roof level. The installation is professional and blends well with the house exterior. The system has continued to hum 24/7, and we are pleased that our home now beats the EPA guideline for radon gas levels.
Dennis provides good value and technically-sound solutions. He also follows up after installation to make certain the system is working well. I strongly recommend Dennis for solving any home radon problems.
John S., Woodland Park