If you are experiencing slab leak issues for the first time, the problems can be baffling and the solutions might not make sense. However, at Accurate Leak San Antonio, we have the knowledge and skills you need to detect the problem with precision tools. Once the problem has been isolated (if any), we have the techniques to get your property back to normal as soon as possible with the least amount of disruption to your routine, occupancy, and budget. To get a better understanding of the slab leak detection, repair and prevention services we offer, keep reading.
Why a slab leak is happening to your home or office
When we are working with homeowners to prevent slab leak issues, it often involves redirecting storm water away from the foundation of the home with gutters, drains and grading the landscaping. For this reason, when we are doing repairs for slab leaks, we are often undoing the damage from water-logging. Other reasons there might be foundation leaks is due to a disrupted pipe. Some of the signs that plumbing or sewer pipes are to blame include water gushing out of the foundation, hot spots on the floor, and toilets or sinks that will not drain.
Problems to expect from slab leaks
Sadly, some foundations require a lot of work because the damage extends to the sub-slab or has already caused a lot of damage to the buildings due to shifting. While all of these problems can be fixed and prevented, one that can truly put occupants at risk are the health factors associated with mold or bacteria that can collect in the slab and seep into the indoors. This is especially true if there is raw sewage trapped in the slab or sub-slab.
How we find slab leaks
Slab leak detection involves being able to “see” through the concrete and soil with specialized tools to get a better understanding of damage, if any, but one of the best areas to inspect first is the plumbing. By using specialized cameras at the end of plumbing ropes, slab leak detectives can check to see if the issue is caused by a pipe leak. Once this popular culprit is ruled out, more techniques can be used to determine how the foundation can be fixed.
Modern ways to repair slab leaks without digging
In the past, fixing a pipe that was leading to a foundation issue was usually fixed by removing concrete, soil, and the old pipe to replace it with a new one. Today, the newest technique that saves homeowners a significant amount of time and money is “trenchless” or “repiping” methods. This involves using a sprayer device on the end of a rope that sends food-grade, liquid epoxy (plastic) to the broken pipe area. Once the epoxy hardens within a few hours, it is strong and completely seals the water or sewer pipe. Although there are some extreme situations where this method will not work, it has the confidence of the U.S. Navy and has been used in Europe for the past 40 years.
Let us help you avoid slab leak problems today
When you are ready for a San Antonio slab leak repair or inspection technician, we are happy to help. In addition to having extensive plumbing experience, our team is fully certified to help you find, repair and prevent slab leak issues that can lead to a property being condemned or unhealthy. If you think you are seeing the signs of a slab leak, call us for an inspection today. Thank you in advance for choosing Accurate Leak San Antonio, and we look forward to hearing from you.