Homes built on a slab offer a compact structure, but the slab (which serves as the foundation) must be monitored to ensure that it continues to keep the property stable. In some cases a slab foundation will show signs of a leak due to age, structural stress, weather extremes, and other factors. Read on to find out if your home is suffering from a slab leak and how we can help you solve the problem.
Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. is your local Colonial Heights slab leak repair team dedicated to your complete safety and home comfort. Your neighbors have relied on our quality service and honest rates since 1982.
What causes slab leaks?
You may have a slab leak if damp spots appear in your home, and especially if the spots widen over time. Moss, mold, or other fungal infestations may also appear in carpeting over the slab or near baseboards. Your home may also start to smell dank.
Below are factors that often lead to slab leaks:
- Older home: An older slab foundation may begin to crumble or crack over time. This can happen at the edges or anywhere within the slab. If you notice this type of damage, call your plumbing professional immediately before further damage develops.
- Structural stress: If you decide to add a garage, patio, porch, or even a second story to your home, the added stress to the existing structure may bear heavily on the slab foundation and cause it to weaken, crack, or slip.
- Plumbing problems: Leaky pipes, water tanks, sinks, or other sources of moisture can also lead to a slab leak. We will inspect your home's plumbing system to see where the leak is coming from and then repair it to prevent further damage.
- Extreme weather conditions: Heavy rains, flooding, and snow piled up near the home's foundation may contribute to slab leaks. Ice buildup dripping from the eaves or crusted along your home's exterior may erode the slab. Extreme heat in some regions may also cause the slab to crumble from dryness.
- Land shifts: The land on which the property sits may shift due to nearby construction, earth tremors, or soil erosion, as well as landslides during heavy rain or snow. Any of these could eventually or immediately cause the home's slab to break or crack and form a leak.
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How do we help solve the problem?
Our team is here to provide you with a thorough inspection and evaluation to determine the cause of the slab leak. Having an experienced team of experts by your side to carry out the repair process ensures that the source of your slab leak problem will be found, and that the issue is resolved as cost efficiently as possible. We will make sure no further problems occur so you can enjoy long term peace of mind and a home where you can truly feel comfortable.