Driveway Leaking Water?
- Change in temperature
- Type of pipe material used
- Shifting of the ground
- Soil conditions
- Growth of tree roots
If a water service line leaks, who will be responsible for the repair?
If the leak occurs between the house and the property line, it’s the responsibility of the homeowner. That includes a driveway leaking water. Beyond that, it’s the responsibility of the water utility company.
Get an inspection from a reputable plumber
You have to ensure that the problem is immediately addressed by qualified professionals, including an emergency plumber. Otherwise, the longer you wait makes for more water waste. But apart from that, you will also have to set aside enough money for the repaving of your driveway or even the reseeding of your lawn if you wait too long to address the issue.
The key thing to remember about plumbing emergencies, including leaking water lines buried beneath driveways, is that time is of the essence and prompt action is a must.
The first thing that you need to determine is whether you actually have a leak or you have a different problem. For this, you need to locate your external meter which is commonly found in gardens and driveways. After locating the water meter, ask everyone in the household to stop using water. Also, make sure that appliances that use water are shut off, including dishwashers and washing machines.
Locate and turn off the inside stop valve. This is commonly found beneath the kitchen sink. Now, turn on the faucet in the kitchen sink. If your stop valve is working properly, no water should come out.
Next, make one more check inside and outside your home, making sure that nobody is using water. Afterwards, make an initial reading of the water meter and then come back after half an hour for another reading. If you notice that the meter has changed, you have a leak on your property.
Next, you need to call in a licensed plumber to pinpoint the actual location of the leak in your driveway. 1-800-anytyme can help you remedy your problem, from locating the source of the leak to digging beneath the driveway and patching up or replacing the leaking pipe. Call us immediately at (760) 477-0022.