Slab leaks are similar to hidden water pipe leaks. In some cases, you won’t know you have this problem until significant damage has already occurred. Slab leaks occur when the cement in your foundation starts to crack, bubble, or bend. The two main causes are water line leaks and sewer line leaks.
Old, corroded pipes are often prone to developing leaks. When a water line leak occurs under your home’s foundation, you have a slab leak. If not addressed in time, the leak can cause the soil surrounding the water line to shift away from the slab foundation resulting in structural damage.
Some homes were built with plumbing materials that are now considered outdated.
If you have a slab leak, precision equipment is necessary to detect the leak, which usually involves excavation to reach the pipes. The narrower the digging area, the less damage the plumber will need to repair or replace the pipes.
If you do suspect you have a slab leak, the most important thing you can do is shut off your water, then call a licensed plumber to get the repair work underway.
Call the Denver plumbers at Bell today if you suspect a slab leak!