A slab leak under a home’s foundation can be a nightmare for any Dallas area homeowner. No one has the time or patience to deal with a crumbling foundation and the trouble that can lead to. More often than not, a leak in your slab doesn’t have to be as devastating as what you would believe.
Slab Leaks Are Serious
The biggest reason slab leaks become catastrophic to your home and foundation, is because the leak underneath the slab may not be evident for weeks or months. Our master Dallas plumbers want to ensure your slab leak problem is resolved and fixed in an expedient manner to circumvent further damage.
What Causes a Slab Leak?
A slab leak can result from water or sewer pipes buried under the foundation cracking or breaking. A tree root growing through the line or pipes that are old and deteriorating because of sludge build-up can also cause problems. There are numerous reasons water lines or sewer lines can become damaged, but if not detected early they will eventually warp your foundation, creating shifts. Many times the cracked pipes are the culprit, resulting in water rising to the surface. Other common signs are:
- Warping in floors
- High water bills
- Unexplained wetness on floors
- Warm spots on floors
- Low water pressure
- Unexplained sounds of dripping or running water
- Soil expansion or swelling
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, call today and have one of our expert Dallas plumbers take a look, find your leak, and provide you with an estimate to fix your problem. Early leak detection is the best course for prevention so we provide camera inspections to eliminate them from becoming a future issue.
Remember, not every plumbing company has the proper training and experience to handle slab leak repair properly. Ben Franklin Plumbing of Dallas uses only high quality materials and cutting edge tools to ensure your slab leak problem will never reoccur.