Slab Leak

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A slab leak is a plumbing industry term for the pinhole leak which has developed in a copper water line beneath the cement floor of your house, they’re also referred to as foundation leaks as well as concrete slab leaks. Slab Leaks can be hard to find and trickier to repair, but left unchecked they can do serious and expensive damage to your house!

 

Listed below are the most frequent slab leak symptoms.

  • Excessive water bill
  • Notice water running yet absolutely nothing is on
  • Soaked planters nearby the home
  • Hot spots on the floor
  • Moist base boards
  • Water released underneath the hot water heater however the platform is dry
  • Water on the floor or wet carpet


If you feel you’ve got a leak call us and we’ll help!slab leak
We’ll stop by and perform a basic visual examination of your leak, look at your water meter and if necessary carry out a preliminary pressure test of your house. In case you have a leak we can supply you with an extensive electronic leak detection service to determine the source of you leak. The primary purpose of our leak detection services are to find the location of your leak as well as identifying both ends of the problem line to ensure the very best repair choice can be selected.

 

 

There are four basic options used by plumbers for slab leak pipe repairs:

o Direct Access: This is the insurance company term for jack hammering up the floor to make a spot repair on the leaking line. We do not recommend this repair because it is very disruptive, short lived and not advised if you have a post tension foundation. It is also not practical if the leak is below walls, cabinetry or permanent plumbing fixtures.

o Pipe Re-Route: Never want a slab or pinhole leak again? Had several re-routes? Then a new water system utilizing non-metallic PEX piping is the answer to your problems. This is currently the industry standard for repairing a slab leak and the solution generally recognized by the insurance companies. A new water line is run through the walls and ceilings of your home to replace the leaking line below your floor. With this option the disruption to interior surfaces of your home can be extensive on longer lines.

o Tunneling: Once the location of the leak and other repair costs are considered tunneling my be a cost effective option.  Some of the advantages of tunneling is that the homeowner can stay in the home during repairs and on larger repairs you avoid the indoor mess and disruption.

o  Epoxy Restoration: The line is dried, cleaned and coated with epoxy. After the epoxy lining has hardened the line is tested and the repair is confirmed.

 

Call us today to schedule your appointment
(954) 895-5557
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