Slab Leak location and repair services in Trophy Club Texas
Texas is known for having soil that causes slab leaks often. The water and sewer pipes underneath concrete slabs are very vulnerable to the ground around them. If the dirt moves too much, your water and sewer lines can become unstable, and can develop leaks.
A slow leak beneath a home in Trophy Club 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 Trophy Club, 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
What Can I Expect?
- Detection / Testing The 1st stage is usually testing or detection. We find out if there is indeed a leak on the system, and how bad it is.
- Location Once it is determined there is a leak, we start the process of locating it. The difficulty of this can vary, but we employ state of the art equipment, and our plumbers are well trained and experienced in locating slab leaks.
- Repair Once we have located the leak or leaks, we will determine the best way to repair it. This may include re-routing the compromised line, which can keep us from having to do too much damage to the flooring in your home. Tunneling under you home, and accessing the line from there, and repairing the break, this also keeps us from jackhammering and causing extensive damages to your home. In some cases, jackhammering may be necessary, but not usually. Our plumber will go over the choices with you, and what you can expect from there.