Slab Leak Detection & Repair
For the very best in slab leak detection, location and repair, North Texas homeowners know that no one is more capable than Legacy Plumbing.
With an all-star team of experienced plumbers, you can be sure we will be able to quickly and efficiently locate and repair any slab leak regardless of size or difficulty. If you suspect you have a slab leak, you can trust Legacy Plumbing to get it resolved accurately, thoroughly and efficiently. We have decades of experience locating the area of the slab leak before jackhammering the floor, which often results in smaller penetration and removal of the slab.
Signs of a slab leak may include:
- Hot or warm spot on the floor
- Wet spots on the floor unrelated to any other known plumbing issue
- Cracks in flooring
- Sounds of running water when none is in use
- Abnormally low water pressure
- A sudden increase in your water bill
Unfortunately, with the Dallas area’s soil, foundation shifting causes many of the slab leaks in our area. Other causes can be corrosion of the pipes or inferior workmanship when the plumbing was initially installed.
Sewer line slab leak repair via tunnel under foundation
What causes slab leaks?
Slab leaks can occur on the water lines or sewer lines under the home.
For water leaks, Legacy Plumbing typically starts by confirming a leak by pressure testing the lines.
A pressure gauge is typically connected to a faucet and the water is turned off at the meter or at the shut off valve in the yard. The pressure on the gauge is monitored to determine if there is a loss of pressure. In order for the test to be successfully performed, there must not be any leaky faucets or toilets and the house line must be successfully isolated from the yard line. After a leak has been confirmed, Legacy Plumbing uses top-of-the-line water leak detection equipment, such as acoustic listening devices and electronic line locators to locate the leak and determine the severity of any damage.
Water Leak Repairs can typically be made through small slab penetrations or by tunneling under the perimeter. In some cases, re-routing waterlines is a more economical solution, especially when the overall pipe system is corroded. When applicable, re-routing waterlines can also be used to prevent damage to expensive flooring.
For sewer and drain leaks, Legacy Plumbing uses isolation test balls and in-line camera equipment to locate the area(s) of the leak. A test ball is placed in the main sewer line at an exterior cleanout. The lines are then filled with water and monitored at floor level to determine if the water drops. If the water does drop, a leak is confirmed. Isolation testing and running a camera in the line is the next steps to determine the exact location of the leak(s). Similar to water leak repairs, sewer or drain leaks can be repaired by either penetrating the slab, tunneling underneath or in some instances, rerouting the lines.
After our findings, we will consult with you to plan the best course of action in order to get the leak repaired. There are many factors to evaluate to determine the best way to repair or replace a water or sewer line, including overall plumbing layout, house layout, slope, length and depth of the lines. Legacy Plumbing has extensive experience in both water line slab leaks and sewer slab leaks and will walk you through the best solution to repair your slab leak.
With Legacy Plumbing, every customer receives the Legacy Guarantee: We only hire the most knowledgeable, skilled technicians. We will arrive on time. You will always know the price before any work begins and we will leave the area of repair cleaner than we found it.