Even a small slab leak should be repaired quickly. An unaddressed slab leak will bring with it bigger, more costly issues down the road. Call Maitz Home Services for foundation leak detection and slab leak repairs in Allentown, PA. For over 50 years, we have provided residents with foundation and slab leak detection and repairs that are guaranteed to last.
Our slab leak repairs are done by trusted plumbers who are licensed and insured. Call us today if you suspect you may have a foundation or slab leak on your property.
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Signs of a Slab Leak
A slab leaks occur in the water lines located under the foundation of the house. They may occur within the walls or behind the ceiling where you can't see them. They occur on a structure due to age, but can also happen in new construction. Cracks in the lines, unregulated water pressure, ground movement, or excavation can all contribute to slab leaks. Sometimes improperly directed rainwater runoff can result in a shift in the foundation. A neglected leak can drain into the soil and eventually cause your foundation to shift. Keeping an eye out for possible water damage and taking action at the first sign of a leak is essential to prevent a relatively minor slab leak repair into a big and costly one.
Some common warning signs that there may be a slab leak in your home are:
- High water bills
- Sound of running water
- Damp floors/carpets
- Curling vinyl floors
- Musty odors
- Mold presence
- Foundation movement
- Cracked walls
These issues should be addressed quickly to avoid risks to your health and property.
Slab Leak Repair Alternatives
No matter if your slab leak is large or small, always work with a professional plumber who has the experience and technical skill to repair a slab leak. Depending on the situation, you will have some options to repair, including:
- Rerouting the pipes
- Trenchless plumbing repair
- Repiping the plumbing system
- Opening up the foundation
- Pipe coatings
We may need to replace your old piping system to avoid more issues in the future. Or, we may have to drill open the foundation to work on a broken line. Other, more sophisticated methods of repair are available, including trenchless pipe repair, which is a non-invasive way to get to the damaged line without tearing up your lawn.
We offer high-quality trenchless sewer line repair as an alternative to digging up your lawn!
Slab Leak Specialists
Because they usually occur where you can’t see them, slab leaks will happen when you least expect them. Slab leaks behind walls or under the floor require professional detection techniques applied by a licensed slab leak detection company like Maitz Home Services.
Periodically check your basement for leaks and cracks and take restorative measures so your foundation won't become damaged. If you believe you may have a slab leak, call the foundation leak detection experts at Maitz Home Services for a comprehensive evaluation of your home's foundation.