Because of their location under your home’s foundation, slab leaks can cause a lot of damage to your property. They can lead to flooding in your house, a damaged lawn, wrecked pipes, and more. To prevent these problems from occurring, it’s important to detect and repair home foundation leaks as soon as possible. Call Befort Plumbing & Heating to let our experts determine if - and where - there is a leak, and fix it before it causes more damage to your house. We provide upfront pricing!
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What Is a Foundation Leak?
Slab leaks occur below the foundation of your home. Because of their location, it’s possible to have a leak and not know about it for a long time. This can lead to extensive water damage, as the longer a leak goes unrepaired, the more damage it can cause. This can include wrecking your house, lawn, pipes, and even leading to the formation of mold and mildew. To prevent these issues, it’s important to call Befort Plumbing & Heating when you first suspect an issue.
Signs You Have a Slab Leak
While you might not be able to see a slab leak, there are symptoms you can watch for. Some of these include:
- An increase in your monthly water bills, without an increase in your usage.
- The sound of running water in your home when you don’t have any faucets turned on.
- If there are cold or hot spots on your foundation.
- If you see cracks in the base of the walls or the foundation or other visible signs of damage.
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Ways Professionals Repair Foundation Leaks
Plumbers have advanced techniques and equipment to properly repair slab leaks. Some methods they might use to repair the damage include:
- Use advanced home foundation leak detection methods -- like video camera inspection technology -- to inspect the leak and find the exact location of the issue.
- Open the slab and repair the leak.
- Inspect the plumbing system and determine if the entire line will need to be replaced or rerouted.
- Determine if there are several small leaks in the line. If there are, the plumber will apply an epoxy pipe covering to repair the issues. This is placed inside the pipes and can help you avoid a costly reconstruction.