Can a Slab Leak Be Prevented?

April 18th, 2016

Last autumn, we discussed how damaging a slab leak can be, and what you should do if you suspect one. Unfortunately, the signs of a slab leak often present themselves after immense damage has already occurred under your flooring, so calling for repair immediately is essential. What if there was more you could do though?

Instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping you are never affected by this problem, there may be ways to prevent a slab leak from occurring in the first place. Of course, slab leaks may be completely out of your control in some situations, such as when a natural disaster hits. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do, however, to potentially avoid this expensive situation.   (more…)

What to Do if You Suspect That You Have a Slab Leak

September 7th, 2015

Do you have water coming up from under your floor? Are your monthly water bills suddenly higher for no apparent reason? If so, you might have a slab leak. Slab leaks are a major problem, though they are thankfully less common than many other plumbing problems. Most homes sit on a concrete foundation, known as a slab, for the sake of stability and safety. A number of your plumbing pipes actually run under the slab, which is beneficial in a couple of different ways. The problem is that if one of those pipes springs a leak, it can damage your home and be incredibly difficult to repair. Let’s take a look at what you should do if you think you might have a slab leak. (more…)