Everything you should know about slab leaks

by jeffskbb on February 8, 2013

Slab leaks can be a serious issue if not dealt with correctly. If left untreated, slab leaks can eventually lead to erosion of the foundation itself. Slab leaks occur when the pipes within a home structure are corroded and start to leak. Other main affecting factors that can cause a slab leak might also be shifts within the foundation due to a shift in the ground.

It is important for one to thoroughly look for signs of a slab leak before it’s too late. One of the most common signs for a slab leak is finding water seepage through the cement foundations of the home. Alongside water seepage, there may also be a slight accumulation of flooding water. These are all signs that the pipes within a slab may have ruptured and are currently leaking water. While it may take some time for symptoms to be seen from a slab leak, once they are noticed they should be repaired as soon as possible. However, there may also be more noticeable signs of a slab leak such as low water pressure within the home lines and also an increase in the water utility bill.

Typically, a slab leak repair is accomplished by using a jackhammer to chip away at the foundation area that is need of repair. Once the slab has been cracked away at, the piping within the slab may then be repaired. However, it may also be necessary for one to have the water pipelines re-routed in another direction if need be. While it may cost some money to repair a slab leak, the costs of repairing a slab leak versus the potential damage an untreated leak could lead to is well worth the cause. It is more beneficial for one to consult with a professional contracting company that specializes in slab leak matters to receive professional service from servicemen who are trained to repair these types of leaks.

Slab leaks can cause great damage to the foundation of your Oviedo home, do not let them go unattended! contact Jeff’s Kitchen Bath & Beyond, our highly specialize plumbers will fix all of your plumbing problems. Call us today at (407) 968-1801.

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