What Are Slab Leaks?
A slab leak refers to a pipe leak affecting pipes embedded in concrete. These pipe systems are most commonly found within a home’s foundation, though slab leaks can also occur via leaks in the concrete-embedded pipes alongside a pool or another concrete structure.
Signs that you may be experiencing a slab leak include:
- Mold or mildew growth around concrete areas
- Excessively high water bills
- Cracked concrete
- Hearing running water in odd places
These kinds of pipe leaks can present a substantial challenge. Accurate detection of the leak location is crucial. It requires a well-trained plumber—like the expert plumbers at Bumble Bee Plumbing! We have handled many slab leak repairs, providing excellent service and solutions.
Need help detecting the location of a slab leak? Call (623) 294-2888 or contact Bumble Bee Plumbing online now!
Slab Leak Diagnostic & Repair Services
There are a few options for addressing slab leaks, depending on factors like the extent and location of the damage that’s causing the leak. Our diagnostic and repair team can get to the root of slab leaks and devise the best plan for resolving the problem.
Slab Leak Pipe Repair
When our team examines pipe leaks, we could be confronted with one of a few things. In the case of pinhole leaks—small, localized holes—a simple repair job is usually all that is needed. Keep in mind that a slab leak repair will require the excavation of your concrete, but it’s necessary for a proper repair.
Slab Leak Pipe Replacement
If multiple leaks are found in a single length of pipe or if the pipes are found to be very damaged, we may recommend replacing the damaged pipes.
This can help prevent future slab leaks, saving you a lot of headaches and money in the long run. New pipes are often the best way to ensure you have a fully functional, optimally working plumbing system for years to come.
Slab Leak Pipe Rerouting
Pipe rerouting may be the ideal course of action when:
- There’s extensive damage present in multiple pipe networks
- Your pipes are extremely worn
In a reroute, the damaged pipe networks present in your slab will simply be tied off and no longer used. Instead, our plumbers will reroute the pipe system to another location that’s more easily accessible (often, this is the attic).