Ways to Repair a Philadelphia Slab Leak

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Leak Repair Philadelphia

Dealing with a slab leak in your home is definitely not an enjoyable situation to be in. They can be very costly to repair. We will be sharing exactly what causes the need for a slab leak repair in Philadelphia below.

The slab is the floor or foundation of the home made of poured concrete. Your home is built on this concrete foundation. Usually, water lines in the plumbing systems for the house are put into the concrete when the house is constructed. Often throughout this setup the plumbing gets dented and gradually with water running through the pipes that are dented, pinhole leakages can take place. As water remains to leak from the pipe, that water triggers the cement to split and sag.  Here are some slab leak facts.Leak Repair Philadelphia

How to Fix Philadelphia Slab Leaks

If left without being fixed the possible will continue to get worse. One way of dealing with a slab leak is to break up the concrete that has a leaking pipe and replace it. This procedure utilizes a jackhammer to break up the concrete.

The 2nd option instead of breaking the concrete and replacing the dented plumbing, is to reroute the waterline around the leak. The old water lines will be capped and sealed. This is a lot less intrusive and can only be done if the structural integrity of the concrete is still in excellent shape.

For times of needing a slab inspection or repair, do not hesitate to contact us for any Philadelphia Slab Leak Repair that you might need taken care of.


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