Do you know when you have a slab leak? At Indy Leak Detection, our company can help you diagnose and walk you through the repair process. If you suspect your home has a slab leak, we recommend that you call one of our professional leak specialist. Slab leaks can cause damage to your foundation and expensive home repairs.

What is a slab leak?

Homes built on a slab often have the plumbing beneath the slab and various pipes are ran through the slab and into the rooms of the house that need water. A slab leak occurs when a pipe in the foundation slab of the home breaks or cracks, which causes water to leak into and beneath the concrete.

How do you know if you have a slab leak

The first indication of a slab leak is typically a higher than normal water bill. If the homeowner hasn’t used any extra water. The second sign of a slab leak is hearing water when no water is running in the house.

Finding your slab leak

Breaking into a slab without positive confirmation of a leak location is unacceptable. Don’t let anyone dismantle your property just to search for leaks. Finding a slab leak requires a thorough process with technical expertise.

Locating leaks non-destructively requires the use of modern tools such as electronic amplification equipment and electromagnetic pipeline locators. With the proper equipment, leaks can be found and repaired with minimal disruption to property.

Repair options

Once the leak has been located under the slab, our leak specialist will discuss repair options.

May include:

Spot repair: open up the slab at the spot of the leak and repair leaking pipe. This is effective for newer construction.

Repipe or Reroute:  replace the entire line that was leaking. This is effective for older plumbing systems that have a history of leaking