Ways to Repair a St Louis Slab Leak

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Leak Repair St Louis

Dealing with a slab leak in your home is definitely not a fun situation to be in. They can be incredibly expensive to fix. We will be sharing what causes the need for a slab leak repair in St Louis below.

The slab is the floor or foundation of the house made from poured concrete. The home is built on this concrete foundation. Typically, water lines in the plumbing systems for the house are put into the concrete when the house is constructed. Sometimes during this setup the water pipes get dented and gradually with water running with the pipes that are dented, pinhole leakages can take place. As water remains to leak from the pipe, that water causes the cement to break and droop.Leak Repair St Louis

How to Repair St Louis Slab Leaks

If left without being taken care of the possible will continue to worsen. One method of dealing with a slab leakage is to break up the concrete that has a leaking pipe and change it. This process utilizes a jackhammer to break up the concrete.

The second option instead of breaking the concrete and replacing the dinged up water pipe, is to reroute the waterline around the leak. The old water lines will be capped and sealed. This is a lot less invasive and can just be done if the structural stability of the concrete is still in great shape.

For times of needing a slab inspection or repair, do not hesitate to contact us for any St Louis Slab Leak Repair that you might need taken care of.