Slab Leak Repair
What is a Slab Leak?
The majority of modern homes have concrete slab foundations, which consist of a layer of concrete poured or laid on top of soil or gravel. The home is then constructed on top of the slab. Any damage to the slab jeopardizes the entire house’s structural stability.
A slab leak occurs when your plumbing system seeps leaks underneath the concrete slab foundation. This can result in a variety of issues that will only worsen if the leak isn’t repaired. The foundation of your home can begin to crack, buckle and shift, causing more plumbing pipes to break.
You can use your water meter to determine whether or not there is a slab leak. After turning off all plumbing fixtures and appliances, watch on your water meter for 15 minutes. If your water meter registered water usage in that timeframe, it’s a good indication that you have an undetected leak.
Symptoms of a Slab Leak
Slab leaks are incredibly difficult to detect without the right equipment. It is important to be mindful of the symptoms of a slab leak. Some of the issues to watch out for are:
- You notice a reduction in water pressure
- A significant increase in your water bill
- The sound of running water under your floors
- Floorboards are buckling or warped
- Damp spots on your carpet or floor
- A musty smell of mold or mildew
Slab Leak Detection
Left unaddressed, a slab leak can cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. Professional sound detection equipment is the most effective instrument for detecting these sorts of water leaks.
Using headphones and a microphone, a highly-skilled plumber will be able to listen to the sound of water as it moves through the pipes. Once the leak or leaks are pinpointed, the underlying issue can be repaired, which may include repiping some of the pipes in your home. If you have noticed any of the symptoms above, call the professionals at Leeson Plumbing to determine where the leak is occurring and repair the issue before it causes more damage to your home.
Request an Appointment
If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, we are available 24 hours a day. Please call Ryan Leeson at (949) 237-0045 for immediate assistance. For non-emergencies call or use the form below to request an appointment.
Another Satisfied Customer
“I recently had Ryan from Leeson Plumbing come out to my home because I had water coming out from underneath my floors. I reached out for a quote and Ryan was at my house within the hour to assess the issue, turns out I had a slab leak. Ryan quoted us a more than fair and competitive price for the job and was able to start the reroute with a team, the very next day.
Ryan and his team got the job done in only a few hours. He had great resources for a drywall guy that came out as well. From start to finish my house was up and running, with walls in four days! Ryan was extremely informative throughout the process and was extremely patient and kind, even when I was not at my best. Thank you Ryan and team for making an unpleasant and stressful experience run so smoothly.”
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA