A slab is another name is the concrete foundation that many homes are built on. Water and sewer lines oftentimes run below the slab, and a leak can occur if those lines break or have corroded and release water under the foundation.
What Causes Slab Leaks?
There are quite a few causes of slab leaks, including:
Damage from the building process
Incorrect installation at the start
Shifts in the foundation/ground
Abrasion from concrete, gravel, or other pipes
Corrosion from coming into contact with natural materials underground
Signs of a Slab Leak
The signs that you have a slab leak include:
Sudden increases in the water bill
Hearing running water when pipes aren’t in use
Moisture beneath carpeting
Standing water around the home’s perimeter
Abnormally low water pressure
Cracks in the baseboard or walls
Mold growth/moldy smell
If you suspect your home has slab leaks, contact the plumbing professionals at Fox Plumbing for fast and efficient repairs, 24/7!