Plumbing Specializes in Under the
. Foundation Slab Leak Pipe
exactly is a slab leak?
It’s a leak in the
incoming pipes that run
under the foundation of
your home. How can you
tell if you have a slab
These can all point
toward a slab leak, but
there’s only one way to
know for sure. We’ll
come out, without
tearing up your slab,
confirm the leak with
some fancy gadgets such
* If you hear running
water, but aren’t sure
where it’s coming from.
* If you find cracks in
the walls or floors.
* If you’re experiencing
* If you feel a hot spot
on the floor.
* If you find mildew or
excessive moisture under
* Sudden spikes in your
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If you need a
under the slab leak repair - what happens next? It can definitely be
unnerving to be told that you have a leak underneath your concrete slab.
The repair process can be invasive and many homeowners aren’t sure what
to expect. Here’s some guidance to help you along the way.
When choosing a repair company, insist that you are dealing with
licensed plumbers who will perform the slab leak repair using high grade
materials. You don’t want to settle for second rate quality with such a
critical repair – remember, an under slab leak affects your home’s
basically two ways to fix an under slab leak - penetrating the slab or
– This method uses a jack hammer to dig a hole directly to the leak.
This usually means lots of noise and the possibility of having to
replace damaged floor coverings - carpet, tile, linoleum, laminate,
wood, etc…if you’re considering fixing a leak using this method
don’t forget to take replacement costs into consideration.
– This method
requires tunneling a path from underneath the slab and is much less
invasive. With tunneling, there is no need for interior demolition. In
instances where multiple leaks exist, tunneling is usually the most
cost-effective repair solution. When tunneling is involved, the crew you
are using should properly excavate the work area and work in compliance
with OSHA standards.
Once your plumber exposes the leak, the bad section of the pipe is
removed and replaced with a new piece. In some cases, a more
complex under slab leak repair is needed. This process is referred to as
a re-route and is preferred when the plumbing system shows significant
deterioration or multiple leaks. In these cases a complete or partial
re-route of the sewage system is the best long-term solution.
Once complete, a final test should be conducted to confirm that the
problem has been repaired. If the job was a success, then any holes,
tunnels or access points should then be refilled and tamped. You should
also insist that the crew clean the work area by washing down any
driveways, walkways, and patios. Again, just because it’s a dirty job
doesn’t mean the plumbing crew can leave your home a mess.
Concrete slab repair projects usually take about a week (including
inspection) depending on complexity.
specializes in under
the slab leak repairs and has repaired many throughout the Dallas/Ft.
Below are photographs of a actual under slab repair made by
Call Us Today if you believe you may have a
under the slab leak, before more damage to your home is caused, the
longer you wait you put your home at risk for costly repairs.