Slab Leak Detection and Slab Leak Repair can be a very complicated process. At Total Plumbing we have years of experience detecting slab leaks and slab leak repair.

Our team of Master Plumbers provides an accurate analysis of your slab leak and provides cost effective repair solutions. Our extensive background in Dallas slab leak detection, water line repair, and slab leak repair allows us to offer quality repairs at an affordable price.

If you notice a water leak coming from the slab of your home that is located on the interior or exterior of the home, call us today for a free estimate and evaluation of your slab leak. Slab Leaks are fairly common in homes that have foundation problems. You can view some signs of foundation problems and request a free estimate from a foundation repair company.

Even if you have a foundation repaired, you will likely still need your slab leak repaired as well.

With most homes and buildings in the area running plumbing lines through the concrete slab, there is a frequent need for Dallas slab leak detection and slab leak repair.

Most of the slab leaks we find are pinhole leaks that are caused by etching, algae and lead deposits. Copper lines are often run for plumbing.

If you think you have a slab leak or if you are in need of slab leak repair, call us today for a free estimate. We do not have any drive-time charges, so you only pay for the work that is performed. With over 40 years of plumbing experience, we have the knowledge and skill to repair your slab leak. Call us today at 972-681-4434!

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Signs of a Slab Leak

Slab leaks are one of the most difficult plumbing issues to repair. A slab leak will often require removing some of the slab to find the pipe break or leak. Once the leak is located we can repair the pipe and resolve the slab leak.

Some obvious signs of a slab issue are moist carpet, or wet spots on the floor. Other signs could be a loss in water pressure or an increase in your water bill.

Slab leaks can occur in your potable water pipes or in your sanitary sewer pipes. There are several causes of slab leaks in homes, we’ll go over a few of the most common. One is a shift in the foundation. The heat we experience in the Dallas area can be severe over the summer months. Keeping your foundation properly watered can help avoid a shift in your foundation. When a foundation shifts, it can pull the pipes apart and cause a break or leak. Another common cause is a chemical reaction between copper pipes and water or soil. Copper pipes often develop pinhole leaks and those can come from outside interaction with water or the water that runs through the pipes. A third way a slab leak could occur in a home is high water pressure. If your water pressure is too high it will cause corrosion in your copper pipes and will lead to a pipe to lose water. Another common cause of a slab leak is poor craftsmanship or workmanship. It could be an inexperienced plumber or a plumber that was just rushing through the work. The quality of the materials the plumber uses will also be important.

Slab Leak Location and Repair

Total Plumbing specializes in Dallas slab leak detection, locating, and repair. Slab leaks in homes can be caused by several different factors. Hard water, shifting in the foundation and water pressure to name a few.

Most homes have a concrete slab foundation and have soft copper pipe installed under the concrete slab. Soft copper is used because hard copper pipe is not permitted to be installed below the slab. After years of use some slab leaks occur because of hard water or clogged pipes that cause rust and eventually leaks. Whatever the case, Total Plumbing can help fix your slab leak.

The most common solution for a slab leak involves the use of a jackhammer. The furniture, carpet and other household items are removed. We take extra care to cover and prevent dust and dirt from spreading outside the work area. Once we pull everything back and get to the slab where we located the leak, we use a jackhammer to provide a hole. We then pinpoint the leak and make the necessary modifications to the pipe in the slab.

We put everything back as it was when we arrived and test to make sure the slab repair is working and that there aren’t any other leaks in the slab.

Leaks in your slab can come a different times of the year. The summer months can be dry and hot, which will cause the ground to crack and your foundation to move, resulting in a pipe burst or leak. A cold winter can cause a similar issue if we have several days of below freezing temperatures. Water can freeze in existing cracks of the foundation or slab and expand once frozen, also causing a pipe break or leak.

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Two weeks ago, I was informed by my landscaper that my front yard was flooded. I called my regular plumber and unfortunately, he had hurt his back and was not working. So, I started going through all the plumbers who were recommended on Next Door and my friends. The only one available to come that day was Classic Plumbing (I wish I had shut off my water and waited). They sent a newbie whose first reaction was to start digging my front yard in an attempt to find the main line. After couple of hours of digging and not finding it, I pointed him to look behind the hedge in the box and see if that gave him a clue, which of course it did. Five more hours of digging and having to get his boss over the next day, he supposedly fixed the outside leak for over 1000.00. Then he said there was a leak, water coming from under the house which they would have to dig under, which they would do starting at 4000.00, and after 4 feet, every extra foot would be 500.00 more. I told him I had to get second opinions to make sure this was fair. He said his boss/John would call me later to discuss it. I called Robert, my regular plumber who said it was very high and encouraged me to call others. Total Plumbing was the only one who had someone able to come the next day to find the inside leak. The night after my front yard flooded again. Come to find out the Classic guy not only didn’t fix the leak the work he did had caused two more leaks on the outside (later John said if I had called them, they would have fixed it, however, until I was able to get another plumber in to do the work, I wouldn’t have known it was the damage their person had caused). Total plumbing came the next day, find the leak quickly, using their detection instrument which cost 300.00. They told me they could drill from outside to get to the inside leak and gave me the estimate of 1750.00. However, I had to wait several days, which because of continued outside leak I had to shut off my water. The next Tuesday, they were there on time, in one day they not only fixed my inside leak. They also fixed the outside leak caused by the other plumber tech and did not charge me any extra, just the initial estimate of 1750.00. Folks, I can’t say enough about the Total Plumbing people (Joe, Tim and I think James and Marco). They were caring, professional and easy to talk with. They answered the phone every time I called them half panicked (think about six times). They are absolutely the best people/plumbers, I have ever dealt with! Sorry for the length, but I hope this will help anyone who is looking for a descent and honest plumber! They will be the only ones I will call for my Plumbing issues!

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