Arlington Slab Leak Repair Services
If your water bills have increased unexpectedly, you could have a slab leak. Invest in an inspection with one of our qualified plumbers today. Reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (703) 525-9280. Click here to access our online discounts and specials.
If you own a home that sits on a slab, you will find that the home experiences leaks in the same way a home with a basement does. Slab leaks are unique in that they damage the foundation of your home without your knowledge. A slab leak rarely makes its way into the first floor of the house, and many homeowners do not discover the leaks until it is too late. Any water that runs through your slab is a leak that must be addressed immediately.
If you suspect a slab leak, count on The Plumbing Dr to perform your Arlington slab leak repair services. No matter the severity of your leak, our plumbers are ready to tackle and resolve it. Each service job is not complete until you are 100% happy.
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What causes slab leaks?
Slab leaks are caused by water that passes through cracks in the slab. Every slab foundation has small cracks that form over time. However, most cracks do not allow water to pass from one side of the crack to the other.
The landscaping of your yard could force water to run directly into the cracks. If the cracks are sealed, water cannot pass through. Also, heavy rains can cause a small flood at the base of the home that will force water into the slab or form new cracks.
Do you have a slab leak?
Slab leaks present themselves in four simple ways. You will:
- See cracks in your slab foundation that are filled with water.
- See water dripping from a crack on one side of your home.
- Hear the water running underneath the house.
Slab leaks can reach the first floor of your house and flood the carpet or flooring in the house. If you notice standing water in your house, it is likely coming from a slab leak. Also, a slab leak could cause a shift in your home's foundation that causes a creaking sound.
How do professionals fix these problems?
The professional who visits your home to handle slab leaks use a number of techniques to solve the problem. First, professional drying equipment is used to suck the water out of the cracks in the slab. When the slab is dry, the cracks can be sealed.
Also, our professional plumbers can show you how to change the landscape of your yard to prevent a slab leak. You can dig channels in your yard that will funnel water around the slab, and you can ask the the tech to show you where those channels should be dug.
Your slab foundation must be kept dry by any means necessary. The slab foundation will form small cracks you cannot avoid, but you must make sure you are keeping those cracks dry. A professional repair crew can dry the cracks, fill the cracks, and help you prevent these leaks in the future.
If you suspect you have a slab leak, call The Plumber Dr for immediate service. Dial (703) 525-9280 today!