Do you suspect a leak underneath the slab in your home? If so, we can help. Our team of leak detection experts have the tools, skillset, and experience to locate & repair slab leaks both quickly & affordably.
While some “old school” plumbers prefer to ‘bust through’ the slab foundation before they’ve even received a positive confirmation of a leak, we know that this is an unacceptable practice. Don’t let anyone dismantle your property just to search for leaks. Consult a company that has the necessary equipment to locate leaks the non-invasive way.
Finding a slab leak requires a thorough process with technical expertise, as well as experience. Non-destructive, non-invasive leak detection requires the use of highly specialized equipment that allows the operator to listen for amplified sounds of running water. Without this equipment, leaks cannot be found and repaired with minimal disruption to property.
Our trained technicians in Lubbock, Texas use our own non-invasive leak detection equipment to accurately locate the leak to save time, money and avoid unnecessary property damage. Give us a call today to schedule your slab leak detection in Lubbock, TX. We are standing by ready to serve you.
Once our plumbers have located a slab leak we can move on to advise you on your options for repair. Our goal is always to produce as little damage as possible in order to access the damage section of pipe and repair it. Below we have outlined some of the repair methods that may be available depending on the size, location, and foundation of your home.
Slab Penetration – Slab penetration in any other term simply means to access to the leak underneath the foundation of your home by utilizing a jack hammer to dig a hole to expose the leaking pipe. This is a very dated but sometimes necessary or homeowner preferred method of repairing a slab leak. This method can be a headache and quite costly once you facter in the noise and likelihood of having to repair/replace damaged flooring, carpet, tile, wood, laminate, etc. Many times, jackhammering through a slab and repairing a small section of line is a bad idea. When a section of pipe corrodes or develops leaks, it is usually only a matter of time before the another section of that same line does the same.
Tunneling – The tunneling method requires us to dig a tunnel to clear a path to the slab from underneath the house. This is a much less invasive method when compared to penetrating through the slab. When we tunnel underneath a home we remove the need to demolish the interior of a home, saving $1,000’s in repair costs. Tunneling does require digging which can temporarily damage areas of your homes yard.
Re-Routing – Another option to repair a slab leak is a re-route. This is where we affectively abandon the leaking plumbing line and re-route a new line through an attic or crawl space. This is a 2 birds with one stone approach and many homeowners find it quite favorable when compared to other repair options. A re-route will ensure that the damaged line is no long used to carry water throughout your home. Instead a new line is run that routed inside a wall, crawl space, or attic. With a re-route there is no need for tunneling or penetrating through a slab making this the most preferred method by many homeowners.
To speak to a qualified plumbing professional about your slab leak detection or slab leak repair in Lubbock, please give us a call at (806) 787-6501