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Slab Leak Services in Rockwall, TX

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A "slab" refers to the solid concrete foundation upon which homes and other structures are built, providing support and stability. Acting as a single, thick layer of concrete, it is typically reinforced with steel bars to enhance its strength and durability. A slab leak occurs when the water pipes beneath this concrete foundation develop leaks. This leakage can lead to significant issues, including water damage to the home's foundation, the growth of mold and mildew, and an increase in utility bills due to wasted water.

At Sunrise Plumbing, our team has the expertise, tools, and drive to detect and repair even the most difficult-to-access slab leaks. Our plumbers are fully licensed, trained, background-checked, and drug-tested for your peace of mind, and we aim to deliver the highest level of customer service we have become known for. With 24/7 service, we are always available when you need us, and with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can always count on us to get the job done right. 

If you need slab leak services in Rockwall, TX, we encourage you to call (214) 773-2506 or contact us online.

What Causes Slab Leaks?

One or more issues can lead to a slab leak. Our plumbers will determine the underlying cause so we can implement the most effective solutions.

Common causes of slab leaks include:

  • Corrosion of pipes. Over time, the pipes that run underneath a slab can corrode due to various reasons. For metallic pipes, the soil's pH levels and chemical composition can cause the metal to corrode, leading to leaks. In the case of copper pipes, which are commonly used in plumbing, the presence of certain soil elements can accelerate the corrosion process, causing the pipes to weaken and eventually leak.
  • Abrasion. Pipes tend to expand and contract due to changes in temperature as they carry water. This movement, especially in tight spaces or where the pipes come into contact with concrete or other hard materials, can cause abrasion. Repeated abrasion can wear away the pipe's surface, resulting in leaks. 
  • Pressure issues. High water pressure can be detrimental to pipes. Excessive pressure can weaken the integrity of the plumbing if left unchecked, leading to leaks. 
  • Ground shifts. Natural shifts in the ground underneath the slab can exert significant stress on the plumbing. Earthquakes, soil settling, or even significant changes in moisture levels in the soil can cause the ground to move, which in turn can break or displace pipes. These shifts are often unpredictable and can lead to sudden slab leaks that are difficult to foresee or mitigate.
  • Poor construction practices. Improper installation of pipes, use of substandard materials, or failure to adhere to building codes and regulations during construction can make slab leaks more likely down the line. 
  • Age and wear. Like all materials, pipes have a certain lifespan. The cumulative effects of water movement, chemical interactions, and physical stresses can lead to the deterioration of your pipes, making them more susceptible to leaks. Older plumbing systems are consequently at a higher risk of experiencing slab leaks.

Signs of a Slab Leak

Identifying a slab leak early on can be challenging due to the hidden nature of the plumbing involved. However, being vigilant about certain signs can help in detecting these leaks before they escalate into more serious issues.

You may be dealing with a slab leak and should not wait to give us a call if you are experiencing any of the following problems:

  • Unexpected increase in water bills. A sudden and unexplained spike in water bills can be a strong indicator of a slab leak. This happens because the leaking pipes underneath the slab are continuously wasting water, increasing the overall water consumption of the household.
  • Sounds of running water. If you hear water running or dripping when all water sources are turned off, there may be a leak underneath the slab. This sound is produced as water escapes from the pressurized pipes and flows under your foundation.
  • Mysterious damp spots or puddles. Unexplained damp spots on your flooring or puddles around the foundation of your house can signal a slab leak. These occur when water from the leak seeps upward through the slab and onto the flooring.
  • Cracks in floors or walls. While not all cracks indicate a slab leak, those that appear suddenly and without apparent cause may be a symptom of underlying water damage. The pressure and moisture from a slab leak can compromise the structural integrity of concrete and lead to cracking.
  • Shifts in the foundation. In severe cases, a slab leak can lead to noticeable shifts in the foundation. Observable consequences of a foundation shift include doors that no longer close properly or uneven floors. Such shifts occur as water undermines the soil beneath the foundation, causing settlement or movement.
  • Growth of mold or mildew. The presence of excessive moisture from a slab leak can create an ideal environment for mold or mildew to thrive, particularly underneath flooring materials. Musty odors or visible mold growth in areas without other water sources can be a red flag for slab leaks.
  • Decreased water pressure. If there's a leak in the water lines running underneath the slab, you might notice a decrease in water pressure at fixtures throughout your home. This is because part of your water supply is being diverted away through the leak.
  • Hot spots on floors. For leaks in hot water lines, an area of the floor may feel unusually warm to the touch. This localized heating can be a clue that hot water is escaping from a leak and warming the concrete above it.

When you need slab leak services in Rockwall, TX, we have your back. Call (214) 773-2506 or contact us online today.

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