Once we find a slab leak in your home, the next big hurdle is fixing it. Depending on where we locate the leak, how bad it is, and how old the home is, can all play a factor in how it will be fixed or in what way. Leaks that have gone unnoticed may have caused more problems and because of that, will need to be repaired in a different way than other types of slab leaks. In some cases, it may be beneficial to do a complete repiping so that this does not become a recurring problem.
Slab leaks can be a huge pain and it is important that you know what to do if you have one. It is also important to know the signs of one so that you are able to take care of it as quickly as possible. You can learn all the different symptoms of a slab leak, here. When you have a slab leak, the common thing you will hear is having one now means you will likely have another in a year. This can be true, but a plumber that knows what they are doing and is honest with you can keep this from happening. The key to making sure that your slab leak is fixed properly is to work with a professional. Here at Slab Leak Solutions, we are here to make this process as easy as possible on you. We will go through all your options with you and tell you which one would work the best. There is never any pressure on your end to do anything more than we have to. Our experienced plumbers are there to get the job done in any way that is comfortable for you.
What To Do When You Have a Slab Leak
We will go through every step of the process with you so that you know your options. If you have been told in the past that the best solution is to drill into the ground, just know that this solution works, but it is very costly and will create a huge mess. We like to avoid making huge messes and having you spend more than you have to, at all times. Here are a few different options that might be suggested to fix a slab leak.
Repiping – This is exactly what it sounds like and is usually suggested when you have multiple leaks or a reoccurring leak that you just can’t seem to get rid of. When you choose this, a whole new piping system will be installed in your home to make sure everything is leak free. Repiping also comes with warranties so that you can rest assured that your home will be taken care of in the event this happens again. Slab leaks are pretty uncommon in newer and even most older homes so the chances of it happening again after a repipe are slim to none.
Rerouting your pipes – This option does require some demo of your home which is now a favorable choice, but sometimes it can be the best way. When floors and walls have to be replaced because of the damage, this is usually the best and most cost-effective way to go. We try to only use this one when the damage is only in a small area of piping so that the demolition and costs are able to stay as low as possible.
Restoration – This takes a small amount of demo because only two holes need to be made to get to the leak and then epoxy is used to cover it. The problem with this one is that the leak may come back at some point. If the leak is very small, this is usually what we would recommend.
Tunneling – We can also do plumbing tunneling under slab to go underneath your home to get to the leak in a way to make sure that we get to the leak as easily as possible. When the damage is too far, this is a great option to get down there and see what is going on so that it is fixed up perfectly.
These are the most effective ways to fix a leak and get your home back to normal. Slab leaks are frustrating and nobody wants to have to dig holes in their home or yard, but our professional plumbers always have you in mind. We will make sure that you have all the information and options that you need to make the best choice for you at an affordable price. If you need to fix a slab leak in Fort Worth, TX, make sure you call us at 817-281-5325, right away.