Our basement has low-moderate radon levels, fluctuating typically between 1.5 - 4. We do have a subslab mitigation pipe, but it doesn't work great. For other air quality reasons, we decided to install an ERV in our basement. After the ERV is installed, the HVAC guys will "balance" the pressure in our system, to ensure that the ERV is not putting an excessive pressure on the system.
For example, if the ERV put a negative pressure differential into our basement, this would cause the basement air to essentially "suck" in new air from under the house, effectively increasing radon level. Therefore, it's standard to make sure the air pressure is balanced.
My question is - is it possible to actually do the opposite? Adjust the air pressure in my hvac system so that the basement floor is kept at a slight positive pressure? My logic here is that the positive pressure might act as a barrier to radon that otherwise would seep into the house through the basement subfloor and cracks and so forth. Is this possible/sensible, or do I just not understand what I'm talking about?
PS - I do understand there is mixed information about efficacy of ERV for radon mitigation.