Early Water and Sewer leak detection can help prevent costly foundation and leak repairs. Nearly all homes in the Dallas / Fort Worth area are built on concrete slabs because the clay soil is very unstable and unsuitable for basements. Slab foundations reduce the structural risk to your home, but it doesn’t eliminate it. Ty’s Plumbing can help you mitigate the problems.
Our Sewer Systems Plumbing Includes:
- Video Inspection
- Leak detection and repair
Soil Shift Can Cause Plumbing Leaks
Plumbing lines buried beneath slabs are vulnerable to shifting soils. If the soil moves too much, plumbing lines can develop leaks. A slow leak beneath a home can cause the soil to shift more, which can make the leak worse. The potential for increasing damage makes early leak detection essential. Even the smallest of leaks can yield devastating results. A leak the size of a pinhead, for example, can waste 360,000 gallons per year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs to overflowing.
In severe cases, the slab and flooring can erupt and flood every room on the ground floor, ruining floor coverings, furniture, water heaters and other appliances. When that happens, foundation repair is only one of several serious problems. Or a leak beneath the slab can erode the soil and cause the slab to cave in. When the slab fails, the weight of the concrete breaks the plumbing lines beneath, causing a rush of water into the home.
Slab leak detection and foundation leak repair play a vital role in keeping your home’s foundation intact. We would much rather locate a suspected leak than to do major repair work afterward. But how do you know when to call Ty’s Plumbing?
Contact Ty’s Plumbing with any concerns mentioned above. Better safe than sorry!