Same Day Slab Leak Repair – Guaranteed
Water leaks in your home can be very damaging, not only to the pipes but also to your foundation, floors, and ceilings. Slab leaks are especially dangerous, as they are underground and therefore difficult to detect, so they can cause a lot of damage before the leak is found.
A slab leak is a leak in the water line that occurs underneath the concrete slab of your home. Water leaking in this location causes severe damage to your foundation and floors.
These leaks often go unnoticed for some time, so if you suspect there is a water leak under your home, contact us right away. We provide same day service slab leak repair for homes in Pearland, Sugar Land, south Houston, Galveston, and surrounding communities.
What Causes a Slab Leak?
Over time, the ground shifts underneath your home, especially in areas with clay soil, which expands when wet and contracts when dry. The constant movement of the ground can put pressure on the pipes, leading to pipe damage.
Another common cause of slab leaks is poor installation or faulty materials. If the pipes were not installed properly, with enough support or protection from surrounding surfaces, they can be easily damaged. Similarly, if low-quality materials were used during installation, they may deteriorate over time.
Sometimes, the copper piping of your water line reacts with the concrete surrounding it, causing it to become corroded. After several years of this corrosion, the pipes become weak enough to crack or leak.
How to Spot a Slab Leak
A slab leak can be hard to detect, but there are some telltale signs that indicate a leak is present:
- Unexplained puddles of water in the yard
- Puddles accumulating on the floors inside your home
- The floor being warm to the touch
- A unexpected high water bill
A good way to identify if you have a slab leak is to monitor the movement on your water meter while the water inside your home is turned off. If the water is shut off to your house, but the meter is still moving, you most likely have a slab leak.
Slab Leak Repair – Pearland, Sugar Land, South Houston, Galveston
Our experienced plumbing technicians can either route new piping above the first floor of the home, or dig into the slab to repair the pipe. Rerouting the water pipes is a good temporary solution that can actually last for several years, but it is likely that this repair will become necessary again in the future.
Digging into the slab can be a scary thought since it impacts the floors of your home, but there are ways of doing this that minimize the damage. For example, we can employ a method that uses several small holes as access points to the pipes in the slab, versus digging up the entire floor. Fixing the root of the problem is generally more expensive than rerouting pipes, but it tends to yield better, lasting results.
If you suspect you have a slab leak in your home, get in touch with us right away to avoid further damage to your home. We provide flexible financing options so you can get this essential repair completed quickly without the added stress of budget constraints.
Prevent Water Leak Damage with Vanderford Air & Plumbing
Preventative measures and quick responses are key to reducing water leak damage. Using advanced detection tools, we pinpoint and fix leaks promptly.
Our skilled plumbing experts are dedicated to protecting your home. We will treat your property with care, just as if it were our own. Contact us to schedule critical slab leak repair now.