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Indiana Leak Detection offers slab leak detection and repair at affordable prices. If you suspect your home has a slab leak, we recommend that you call one of our professional plumbers right away. Slab leaks that are not promptly repaired can result in the degradation of your foundation and expensive home repairs. Count on Indiana Leak Detection to become your reliable Indianapolis slab leak detection and repair specialist!
What Is a Slab Leak?
Homes built on slabs often have the plumbing beneath this foundation with various pipes running through the slab and into the rooms of the house that need water. A slab leak occurs when a pipe in the foundation slab of the home breaks or cracks, causing water to leak into and beneath the concrete.
The pipes located in and under the slab should have a protective rubber sheath to prevent damage when the house settles or ground shifts. If those protective coverings degrade or are improperly installed, the pipes can start to corrode, causing cracks and breaks which eventually become leaks.
Determining if You Have a Slab Leak
The first indication of a slab leak is typically a higher than normal water bill. If the homeowner hasn’t used any extra water washing clothes, power washing the exterior of the home, or watering grass, a slab leak could be the reason for the increase.
The second sign of a slab leak is hearing water when no water is running in the house. To listen for water, turn off all faucets, showers, washers and other water-using appliances, walk around the interior of the home, and listen for water. Additionally, the homeowner can shut off all the water values to faucets, showers, and toilets and go outside and check their water meter for activity.
Cracks that suddenly appear on walls and ceiling could also be a sign of slab leak. This is because as water leaks into the slab, it degrades the structure. This can cause the house to shift and cracks to appear along walls.
Concrete is porous and absorbs water. A leaking water pipe in a slab could manifest itself in the form of a warm area on the floor (hot water leak), or soggy or damp carpet.
Fast, Professional Solutions
Professional diagnostic and repair services are required if you suspect your home has a water leak in the slab. This is to prevent unneeded damage to your home and its foundation. Our experienced slab leak repair experts in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas have the tools and equipment to successfully diagnose and repair problems, including pipe locators and amplification equipment.
Once we find the leak, we can remove flooring, dig into the slab right above the leak, and repair it. In many cases, repairing the slab leak requires no more than the removal of 24 inches of flooring, which is about the size of a single tile.
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