Total Plumbing takes great pride in our specialty of tunneling services under Dallas homes to repair water and sewer breaks. We understand these are large jobs that must be handled appropriately to minimize downtime of your water or sewer system. All tunnels we excavate are dug to exact specifications to ensure safety for our clients and our employees. All sewer repairs are anchored to the bottom of your slab using galvanized hangers to maintain proper slope of sewer lines. Engineer’s reports certifying that the backfill of dirt was done properly can be provided with every tunnel job we complete. Our slab leak repair service team will work together to make sure you are informed and satisfied every step of the way throughout this process.
There are few ways to tackle a slab leak, including tunneling. Our slab leak repair services in Dallas are methods we’ve used often recently to cut costs for homeowners. There may be some myths out there that tunneling can be more expensive, but in many cases it can actually come out to be less expensive. Since slab leaks often cause foundation problems, a foundation repair company is typically involved in the process. If the location of the leak is unknown, we are experts at slab leak detection and location.
Is tunneling more expensive than cutting the concrete slab?
Tunneling for slab leak repair is usually less expensive, once everything is considered. If we break through a concrete slab to make a repair on a slab leak, the floor must be torn up, furniture removed from the room and of course the concrete slab itself will be torn up. After the slab leak is repaired we then have to clean up. In some cases the homeowner may need to be removed from their residence while the repairs are performed. In a home with inexpensive flooring, tunneling may come out to be more expensive.
Do Insurance Companies Prefer Tunneling?
Insurance companies prefer the fastest, least expensive method for repairing a slab leak. If tunneling is the best and least expensive option, the insurance company will be happy to have the repair performed that way. If breaking up the concrete slab is less expensive, then that is the route they’ll approve.
The bottom line is many customers prefer to have the slab leak repaired by tunneling. This eliminates the homeowner being displaced from their home, it doesn’t cause dirt and dust to be created inside the home, it saves their flooring from being torn up and replaced and the overall experience is more streamlined.
If you think you have a slab leak, call us now at 972-681-4434 to schedule an appointment for our slab leak repair services in Dallas.
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I called Total Plumbing Service because another local plumber had run me around pretty bad after a water heater exploded in my attic. The attic of our brand new house mind you.
They showed up the very next day, on time, and got to work saving my new home that I had worked a lifetime to afford and possibly my marriage as well (yea - things were NOT good when the previous company left us high and....well the opposite of dry).
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In fact, they solved the problem so well that it literally can never happen again no matter what happens - talk about a fix! They are installing a tankless unit for us and after much research I found that they are the proud representatives of the finest brands of tankless water heaters around. You would think their prices would be over the top given that they represent such high end and cutting edge brands but the opposite, extremely fair and reasonable to say the least.
No joke - these guys are smart, professional and went above and beyond making sure the job was as they would want in their own home.
If you need something done that falls under the category of plumbing, give these guys a call and enjoy the benefits of true professionalism.