One of the biggest problems facing home and business owners in Lucas Texas are slab leaks. A water or sewer leak under a slab foundation of a residence or commercial building can cost thousands of dollars in damages, and many times do not give any signs of being there until a lot of damage has taken place. Being proactive can help a business or homeowner save a lot of money on repairs and damages. Some of the signs to watch for to determine if you have a slab leak include:
There are some steps that can be taken by home or business owners in Lucas, including:
There are a couple of different kinds of slab leaks that can cause problems in your home:
Water Line Slab Leak
With a water line slab leak, the water lines feeding your faucets in your home has a leak, either a pinhole in the copper line or where the home has settled enough to bend and break the water line under the slab or in the manifold. Larger breaks are generally easy to detect, smaller pinholes not so much. Locating these leaks by an untrained person can be tricky, as the sound can be deceptive.
Sewer Line Slab Leak
With a sewer line slab leak, the sewer and/or drain lines under your home can have breaks, or again, if the home is settling and shifting, they could have broken or come apart under a toilet, sink, or beam. These are generally not detected for years until the home begins to be affected by the raw sewage leaking, and the smell becomes apparent. Auger Pros Plumbing can perform a “Static Test” on your drains to see if you have an ongoing sewer slab leak in Lucas.
There are numerous ways that we perform slab leak repairs, as there are quite a few different scenarios possible. We have to consider the slab itself, is the leak in a beam? Is it in a manifold? Here are a few common scenarios:
Hot water slab leak in a beam
When we locate a water leak in a beam, the best plan of action is a re-route around the beam. This entails cutting the waterline on each side of the beam and running a new line around the beam.
Cast iron sewer slab leak
These are pretty common, as sewer lines used to be made of cast iron, but after so many years, many of these are failing, and at times we can replace a section, other times, we replace the entire line. A good video inspection by our slab leak specialists can determine what your need is.
Leak in a manifold
Manifolds are where a line comes up out of the slab, in a wall, and branch off into several other lines to go throughout the bathroom, kitchen, etc. The leak is usually in the beam coming up from under the slab, and can be very tricky to repair. Many times we will reroute the line around the beam, preserving as much of the beam as possible.
Call Auger Pros Plumbing right away if you think your home is being affected by a slab leak in Lucas Texas. We will diagnose, and if necessary locate and give you an upfront quote on a foundation leak repair before it’s too late. 214-206-6580.