Ways to Repair a Tulsa Slab Leak

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Tulsa Leak Repair

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

The slab is the floor or foundation of the home made from poured concrete. The home is built on this concrete foundation. Typically, water lines in the plumbing systems for the house are poured into the concrete when the house is built. Occasionally during this installation the water pipes get dented and gradually with water running through the pipes that are dented, pinhole leakages can happen. As water continues to leak from the pipe, that water causes the cement to split and sag.Leak Repair Tulsa

Ways to Fix Tulsa Slab Leaks

If left without being dealt with the potential will remain to get worse. One way of fixing a slab leak is to break apart the concrete that has a leaking pipe and replace it. This process makes use of a jackhammer to break apart 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 intrusive and can just be done if the structural stability of the concrete is still in excellent shape.

For times of needing a slab inspection or repair, do not hesitate to contact us for any leak repairsĀ that you might need repaired.