Have a puddle in your yard or damaged foundation? You may have a slab leak. Call 720-261-1908 to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
In the post-war period, building homes on concrete slab foundations allowed for cheaper construction costs that allowed many people to afford to buy houses in past decades. Even today, many people opt for concrete slab foundations to contain costs and provide a solid footing for their homes. However, because plumbing is often incorporated under the slab, leaks can become a serious problem. A professional plumbing contractor has experience in finding a repairing these leaks.
It is important to be mindful of the signs that you have a slab leak. Addressing a leak in its early stages allows for minimal damage and inconvenience. At Rooter & Drain Services, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Trust us to perform your Austin slab leak repair services with carefulness and thoroughness. We ensure your 100% satisfaction along with long term solutions. Count on Rooter & Drain Services to become your trusted Denver plumber!
What is a slab leak?
In slab type construction, a thin, reinforced concrete slab is laid on the prepared ground instead of digging a foundation into the ground and lining it with concrete. In the case of slab foundation construction, the plumbing for the home runs under the concrete slab.
Quality plumbing can be trouble-free for decades, but shifting in the soil and aging of the plumbing materials can ultimately cause some failure in the system, leading to leaks that become apparent after a time. The location of the leak must then be located and the pipes repaired or replaced. In some cases, breaks in the slab itself may be at fault. These small defects must then be located and repaired.
Do you have a slab leak?
A slab leak can cause a number of troubling symptoms in your home that indicate you need the services of an experienced plumber. This includes:
- Increasing water bills. If your water bill is much higher than it normally is, it could be a sign that you have a leak under the slab foundation.
- Damp odors in the house. The leak may cause your home to suddenly develop a damp, moldy odor from the constant wetness.
- Wet swampy areas in the yard. The flow of water from under the slab may accumulate in areas of the yard that stay constantly wet and spongy.
- Shifting of the foundation. The homeowner may notice unevenness in the floor as the foundation shifts on the water-soaked soil.
What are professional solutions?
In the past, the plumbers had to drill into the foundation to repair leaks under the home. This procedure often required tearing up the flooring and considerable amounts of mess in the house. However, today, new methods and technologies help plumbers find leaks without destructive methods. They can locate the leaks and repair them from the exterior of the home.
In some cases, the leak is detected using electronic equipment through a dug tunnel to reach the broken pipe. In other cases, special equipment is used to extract the pipe and replace it without creating an opening in the floor and slab. Very small defects in the plumbing may be repaired in place with special epoxy material. An experienced slab repair contractor will be able to determine the right type of repair for your needs.
Call us today at 720-261-1908 for professional slab leak repair. We guarantee your problem will be solved quickly and efficiently.