Slab leaks can happen either on the pressure side or the drainage side of a building’s water system. The former can be highly damaging but are, thankfully fairly easy to detect. Once detected, plumbers can fix them with relatively low amounts of damage to the building. The latter type is much more difficult to notice and, if found, requires removing significant amounts of foundation material in order to fix.
Various different things can cause slab leaks. As mentioned, pipe corrosion is the most common cause. However, if your home’s water system was not installed properly, pipes may have sustained damage in the process. This could eventually lead to a leak. Over time, pipes naturally expand and contract a little bit as water of different temperatures flows through them. As a result, pipes might rub against concrete or gravel and gradually sustain abrasion damage.
Our plumbing team has the know-how to detect all slab leaks, determine their cause, and present you with the best course of action to deal with the problem and prevent its reemergence in the future.