How Are Slab Leaks Repaired?

A slab leak is often considered one of the single worst problems a home can experience, which is unfortunate considering the considerable investment your home probably was for your family already. Simply speaking, a slab leak is when the water pipes installed underneath the foundation or the concrete slab behind to burst and leak upwards into the home itself.

Detecting a Slab Leak

As a homeowner, there is no visible way to identify a slab leak on your own. Only professionals are capable of finding a slab leak, and only then by using high-tech tools and experience to pinpoint the exact location of the leak. You may suspect there is a leak by noticing the following signs, however…

  • Significant increase in your monthly water bills
  • The constant sound of running water
  • Unexplainable mold growth
  • Constant low water pressure
  • Your baseboards are moist
  • Wet flooring or carpets
  • Your home’s foundation may begin to shift

If you notice any of these signs, call in a professional immediately to examine everything for a slab leak.

Repairing a Slab Leak

There are a few solutions to repair a slab leak, though some may require using a jack-hammer on the foundation. You can work with your contractor to select the best option for your needs.

  • Epoxy Restoration – Epoxy restoration generally requires little demolition to your home. A contractor would simply need to create two access holes to get to the leak for repair.
  • Re-Piping – Re-piping is often the chosen method when there are multiple leaks in the piping under your foundation. It is a thorough solution that permanently stops the leaks from occurring. New, durable piping systems will be installed in your home.

Contact Us

If you fear your foundation has been compromised due to a slab leak, contact General Plumbing today to speak with a professional. Call us at (561) 771-0086.

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