What Is a Slab Leak?
Plumbing lines underneath slabs are very vulnerable to the soil around them. If it moves too much, your water and sewer lines can develop leaks. A slow leak beneath a home in Hurst can cause the soil to continue to move, which can cause a worse leak. The potential for increasing damage makes early leak detection very important. Even a small leak can produce catastrophic results. A tiny leak undetected, can leak thousands of gallons per year, costing you a ton of money, and home damage.
In severe cases, the slab and flooring can give way and flood the entire ground floor, destroying floor coverings, cabinets, furniture and appliances. When that happens, foundation repair is only one of many serious problems. Leaks under the slab can remove the soil and cause the slab to cave in. When the slab fails, the weight of the concrete breaks the plumbing lines beneath, causing a rush of water into the home.
Do not gamble with the well being of your home in Hurst, if you notice:
- Hot spots on the floor
- Hear water running when all faucets are off
- See the meter spinning when all faucets are off
- High water bills
- Water coming out from the sides of your slab
- Cracks in foundation, or walls