Slab Leaks

Slab leaks happen when the plumbing beneath the concrete of your home fails and leaks, or even bursts. This particular problem develops out of sight and, if left unmitigated, will cause critical damage to your home. You can prevent excessive damage if you’re familiar with signs that you’ve got trouble beneath any of the concrete slabs of your home. Learn when to call a maintenance plumber to protect your Dallas-Fort Worth home with our slab leak detection and repair services.

What Is a Slab Leak?

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It might be your basement floor, or your home may be built upon a concrete slab that was poured onto a gravel or soil surface. Soils shift, however, and eventually, that movement causes the concrete in your home’s foundation to crack. According to our maintenance plumbing experts in Dallas-Fort Worth, the pipes beneath your slab are also susceptible to that movement. They can deteriorate and fail because of excessive pressure from the movement of expansive soil. It’s also possible for the plumbing to corrode if your house is older, and for tree roots to invade rusted sections of the pipe.

Signs of a Slab Leak

Signs of damage are not always obvious, but indications of a slab leak are recognizable once detected:

Repairing a Slab Leak

With a little bit of luck, the leak will prove minor and the pipe will still be in relatively functional condition. In that case, the bad section of pipe can be repaired with a seal of epoxy. If the pipe has deteriorated and repair would cause even further degradation, the best option is to shut off the water flow in the pipe and reroute the new pipe above ground. In a worst-case scenario, perhaps in an older home, the plumbing will have to be replaced.

Don’t delay when you see signs of a slab leak in your home. Contact Military Plumbing’s maintenance plumbers in Dallas-Fort Worth for our slab leak detection and repair services immediately to avoid more costly issues down the line. We’ll be onsite as soon as possible to assess the damage and determine the exact cause of the leak, then we’ll provide you with a free estimate of what will be necessary for a complete slab repair.

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