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Slab Leaks

What is a slab leak?

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
  • Damp floors
  • 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!