Leak Under Floor - Pavement | Slab Leak
- Broken Pipe
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What is a slab leak?
Leaks under the floor, sidewalk, patio, or foundation, also known as â€œslab leaksâ€, are a common plumbing problem. Plumbers refer to this as a slab leak because the leak usually occurs under a slab of concrete.
How do I know if I have a slab leak?
There are a few ways to detect a slab leak. One is to check if any water is leaking from up under the foundation through cracks or if any significant settling has occurred. Also, since the water will continue to leak due to pressure, a loss in water pressure will be a good indicator. Lastly, check your water bills. If there is a noticeable increase, you may have an undetected leak somewhere.
How do slab leaks happen?
Slab leaks can happen for a number of reasons. First and foremost, settling of the foundation can easily bend and damage
pipes beneath the surface. The most likely place for a leak would be at the point where pipes going opposite directions are connected by a coupling. Poor workmanship at the time of construction can also be responsible for leaks in couplings. Although cases are more rare, slab leaks can also occur from corrosion
of the pipe due to high pH levels in the water.
What should I do if I think I have a slab leak?
Slab leaks can be repaired
in a number of ways. The leak must first be located
under the slab. This can be done with special equipment. Next is to excavate
the pipe by breaking up the concrete and doing some digging. Once the pipe is exposed, the water is shut off and the pipe is cut and refitted
. The fix will depend largely on the material that the pipe is composed of. (If your pipes are made of polybutylene, click here.)
Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians locate
slab leaks all over the Valley on a regular basis. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766 to schedule service or to get a free estimate!