Low water pressure, a higher water bill than usual, and damp spots on your floor or carpet are all indicators that you are having problems with a slab leak.
Homes built on a slab construction are generally less expensive to build, less expensive to heat and cool, and are considered easier to enter. Many homes in and around Atlanta are built on slabs, providing economical homes to hundreds of thousands of people. The slab is one of the most integral structures in any home or commercial premise, and the integrity of a property relies on a strong and stable foundation. While slab constructions are built to last, they are not invulnerable to water damage.
Most homes that are built on a slab will have plumbing systems running underneath or directly through the slab foundation. This is a necessary and practical design, yet if foundational shifts occur, it can damage plumbing pipes. Any water damage to your slab will put your home’s construction at risk of suffering extensive and expensive damage.
A slab leak is a break in a pipe that runs beneath or through the concrete foundation of your home. If a pipe breaks, water will leak into the ground and the home’s foundation. If not addressed quickly, slab leaks can saturate the soil beneath the house, causing damage to the home and allowing it to sink into the ground slowly. Early leak detection in pipes in or around a slab foundation is crucial for saving you thousands of dollars and protecting the integrity of your home.
Here are signs of a slab leak that you should never ignore:
- The sound of running water when no faucets or appliances are on
- An unusually high water bill
- Cracks in the slab foundation, walls, or flooring
- Puddles of water indoor or outdoor with no obvious origin
- Hot spots on your floor
Any of these signs should be addressed immediately. Contact Atlanta Leak Detection for full-service inspection and repair options. We have the tools and experience to prevent water leaks from becoming a financial nightmare.