Slab leaks are sneaky and often slow to reveal themselves. They occur when foundations shift, causing the water and sewer pipes encased within the concrete to crack or disjoint. Water or sewage then seeps into the foundation cracks and moves up into the house, or down into the subsoil.
If left unchecked, even a small slab leak can grow into a costly repair, or worse, a home restoration headache. Slab leaks can damage floors, walls and furnishings, but that’s not all. The water from a slab leak can erode underlying soil and further damage or even collapse foundations.
Spotting a slab leak can be tricky, but as Houston’s plumbing leader for more than 50 years, we know the tell-tale signs. If you experience any, or all, of these problems, it’s time to call John Moore:
Low water pressure
Damp carpets or discolored flooring
Musty or foul odors from floors and walls
Grass or landscaping growing unevenly near foundations
Visible cracks in your foundation
Shifts or cracks in floors
An unexplained increase in your water bill
Our certified plumbing experts will arrive with the tools and knowledge needed to pinpoint, diagnose and repair slab foundation leaks quickly and to your complete satisfaction. And once the problem is solved, we’ll thoroughly examine your home’s foundation piping and suggest ways to prevent future surprises.
If the slab leak caused damage to your home’s walls, cabinetry or exterior paint or siding, were damaged by a slab leak, don’t despair. The John Moore Home Renovations and Remodeling will work with our Plumbing team to coordinate and complete any needed painting and repairs to your sheetrock, cabinetry, or exterior siding.