What Are the Causes of Slab Leaks?
How To Identify And Prepare For A Slab Leak
Of all of the things that could go wrong in a home, a slab leak is one of the more unpleasant. Not only does such a leak bring a pause to regular proceedings in the home, but it can cause a hit to the value of the home if the problem is not corrected. In short, a slab leak is not something that anyone wants to have to put up with.
What Is A Slab Leak?
This is a leak below a concrete surface that springs up into the home. It is not a pretty sight to see, and it can cause damage to the home if the homeowner is not responsible enough to take quick action against such a leak.
It is unlikely that most home owners are going to want to wait around to see the damage get any worse than it already is. As such, they need to understand that reacting quickly to this problem is the best solution available to them at this time.
How Did This Leak Happen?
This is something that has to be determined on a case by case basis, but a common culprit is often clay. Clay causes problems for many homeowners because it expands when wet but contracts when it is dry.
If there is clay up under the foundation of the home, this could be putting undo pressure on the pipes, and that in turn could cause a leak in those pipes. When this happens, the slab leak is a likely result.
How Do I Know If I Have A Slab Leak?
There are a few likely signs that one may notice when they are examining if they have a slab leak. For example, if they believe that they hear water running when all water sources have been turned off.
Also, extra large utility bills are often a sign that something is wrong with the water. These are things that point towards a slab leak and action should be taken quickly.
How Long Will A Repair Take?
The repair of a slab leak is a process that generally takes about two days so long as the leak has been captured in its early stages.
Those who wait a little longer to get their leak repaired are probably going to face longer repair times. That being said, we strive to get leaks repaired within 2 days.