Slab Leak Detection in Buda, TX
Responsive 24-Hour Emergency Water Leak Repair in Hays County & Austin
Throughout Austin and Buda, the foundation of most homes is a solid slab of concrete with plumbing running underneath it, out through the yard, and into the city sewer line or personal septic system.
We all know that pipes sometimes break or leak, but what if a pipe bursts under your foundation? Buried under concrete, such a water leak can be difficult to detect, and even more difficult to fix once the source of the problem is identified.
The pros at Plumber Near Me are experts at slab leak repair and detection in Austin, Buda, and Central Texas. Call us today to discuss how we can identify damaged pipes under your concrete foundation and perform critical repairs at affordable rates without reducing the structural integrity of your home.
How Do Slab Leaks Happen?
Slab leaks can happen for many reasons. Identifying the source is crucial to fixing the problem. Plumber Near Me has extensive experience in diagnosing and fixing the underlying issues that cause slabs to leak, particularly in older homes.
Your slab foundation might exhibit leaks for any of the following reasons:
- Soil shifting
- The home settling
- Wear and tear
- Aging or cast iron pipes
- Slab foundation failures
- Plumbing failures
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Catching plumbing and foundation issues early can save you big money and time in the long run by not allowing small problems to get bigger. Unfortunately, slab leaks often go undetected, resulting in water damage to the foundation, interior flooring or carpet, furniture, and appliances, and ultimately undermining the structural integrity of the home.
There are a few tells if your home suffers from a slab leak. Look out for the following:
- Wet spots in the home
- Hot spots on the floor
- Elevated water bills
- Shifting foundation
- Swampy or muddy areas in the yard
- A musty odor in the home
- Hard to fill your swimming pool
- Sewer produces unusual smells
- Mildew or moisture appears under your carpet or flooring
- Bubbles or cracks in flooring or walls
- Leak detectors spin on the water meter
If you notice any of these, it’s better safe than sorry. Have an expert from Plumber Near Me visit the property for the sake of your peace of mind and nip any foundation leak issues in the bud.
Slab Leak Repair Options
If our leak detection services confirm that plumbing under the foundation is broken, pinpointing the exact location of the problem can be a serious challenge.
Tearing up your foundation is not a viable solution. Do not let any plumber or handyman dig into your foundation to try and locate the source of the leak. Not only does this undermine the structure of the house and create another huge, expensive repair job where one didn’t exist before … but locating a leak under the foundation by digging is pure guesswork. If the repair tech digs in the wrong place, he or she may need to dig again, making the problem worse. He or she may even create a new leak where one didn’t exist before.
Our Professional Plumbers Have a Better Way
Modern science has gifted us with advanced technology, designed specifically for this purpose. Video inspection cameras can be inserted into your plumbing, all the way under the slab. Our electromagnetic pipeline locators and amplification equipment are also effective to quickly locate the source of the slab leak.
Once the source of the leak is identified, our leak detection specialists will focus on one of two repair methods that leaves your foundation intact:
- Spot Repair – some repairs merit opening the foundation at the exact location of the leak. Plumber Near Me will consider this only if the repair or segment replacement can be done with minimal structural damage.
- Rerouting – often, it is simpler to bypass the broken plumbing line, sealing it off and creating a new plumbing path with fresh pipes.
- Tunneling – we tunnel under the building following the existing pipes to repair and replace piping.
Count on Plumber near Me for Slab Leak Detection and Repair
Plumber Near Me has never met a slab leak we could not find or fix. Our team is exhaustively trained in the most cutting-edge detection and repair methods. We have invested in state-of-the-art detection and repair tools to get this difficult job done right the first time.
“They were incredible, and I don't use that word lightly. They arrived within 30 minutes of my phone call and had completed the repair 30 minutes after arriving.”