Slab Leak Detection & Repair
The Slab Leak Experts
If left undetected or repaired, a slab leak can cause significant damage to your home. A slab leak occurs when a pipe underneath your home cracks or breaks and the water moves up through the slab into your home. Our leak-detection experts will use state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint the leaking pipe and will then recommend the best possible solution for the problem.
Our specialists are trained to properly assess any plumbing issues
Once the problem is identified we present you solutions to choose from.
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Signs You May Have a Slab Leak
If you see any of these signs of a slab leak, contact our experts today:
- Damp spots on the floor or carpet
- Warm areas on the floor
- Mold under flooring or carpet
- Warping baseboards
- Unusually high water bills
- Decreased water pressure
- Sounds of water running
- Soggy spots in landscaping near the home’s foundation
To get to the source of a slab leak, we might need to cut a hole in your concrete to access and repair the pipe. This is often called a direct access repair. If you are experiencing more than one slab leak a year, it is time to consider this method, a reroute, a partial or whole-home repipe. Our expert technicians will advise you about the best options available based on your specific problem.
Sometimes only a portion of pipe needs to be replaced or repaired. Or perhaps jackhammering floors and repairing the pipe are not cost-effective. In these cases, our technicians may be able to reroute the affected pipes through the walls, ceilings and attics. By doing this we eliminate the underground pipe. While rerouting is a faster and easier option than a full repipe, homeowners should still expect future leaks from the old, unreplaced piping. If you are experiencing more than one slab leak a year, it is time to consider a whole-home repipe.
Sometimes we are able to correct your leaks with a partial repipe that addresses the most pressing problems. But when your home’s pipes begin to fail and leak, you can expect more leaks in the coming months and years. Finding and repairing each leak can be costly in both repair and damage caused to your home. A whole-home repipe is the most efficient and effective solution. Our expert plumbers will make recommendations based on their inspection your system and evaluation of your needs.
Causes of Slab Leaks
A slab leak occurs when the pipes under or inside your home’s foundation crack or break. While they may seem small at first, slab leaks can create significant damage to your home. Here are the most common causes of slab leaks:
Your Home Is More Than 40 Years Old
If your home was built before 1980, your pipes are likely copper and are connected with lead joints. And if your home was built before 1960, it likely has galvanized steel pipes, which have a lifespan of about 50 years.
Pipes aren’t meant to last forever. But when they are made of inferior materials such as low-grade copper, galvanized steel, Polybutylene and inexpensive plastic, it is just a matter of time before they fail.
Yellow or Rust-Colored Water
Discolored water is a sign minerals and rust are accumulating in your pipes. Not only does this affect water quality, it’s a sign your pipes need to be replaced.
Isolated leaks are a normal plumbing occurrence, but frequent and recurring leaks may be a sign your entire system needs to be replaced.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure and volume is an early sign of serious plumbing problems. Corrosion and mineral deposits build up over time, eventually restricting water flow and damaging pipes.
Changes In Water Temperature
When someone taking a shower gets scalded when a toilet is flushed, this is a sign of corrosion, restricted flow and leaky pipes.
Slab or Pinhole Leaks
Earthquakes and chemicals in water make homes more vulnerable to pipe leaks. If not repaired properly, these leaks can cause water damage, mildew, mold, constant repair bills and high water costs.