Virginia Beach Slab Leak Repairs
Put Experience & Professionalism to Work on Your Leak
Did you know that water can break concrete? A leak can form a pool that saturates the soil unevenly. During the winter, the crack can expand and worsen. This is why slab leaks need to be repaired as soon as possible. Our Virginia Beach plumbing technicians will help you figure out the cause of the leaks, detect them, and fix them using the most effective methods.
What Causes Slab Leaks?
There are several factors that contribute to slab leaks, these include:
- Too much groundwater
- Insufficient drainage
- Excessively hot temperature
- High water pressure in the pipes
The failure to treat these can lead to other problems, such as the buildup of mildew and the spreading of water throughout the foundation of your home. It’s important to have these stifled as soon as possible.
How Are Slab Leaks Detected?
Fortunately, there are ways to detect slab leaks. Our technicians will check the slab for dark, wet spots, which reveal that water is coming up from underneath. We will also look for spots and pools of water around the foundation. These spots may appear on the floor. If your slab is placed on an incline, you can often tell if a leak is present by a pool of water forming on the bottom.
You can also catch slab leaks on your own by reviewing your water bill. Has there been an unusual increase? If so, there could be a slab leak problem. Contact us for an inspection.
What’s the Repair Process?
In most cases, the flooring over the affected area will need to be removed. Our Virginia Beach plumbing technicians will ensure that minimal damage is exacted on your home.
First, we will drill into the concrete, deep enough to find the leak along with the adjacent pipes. Then, we will replace the damaged section with new, solid piping materials. Torches are used to heat the joints into place. After new concrete is poured into the area, we will fix the flooring above the slab as the last step. Your floor should look the way it did before the repair–like nothing happened!
Note: After heavy rain, you will want to check your home’s foundation. With careful planning, you can avoid having to replace the entire foundation. A concrete slab is not guaranteed to remain solid and last forever. Cracks and leaks can form when you least expect them. It is important to know when leaks have formed, so as to avoid extensive repairs.
Call us today at (757) 347-8549 to restore your concrete slab foundation!