A slab leak refers to a situation where water leaks from pipes or plumbing systems underneath the concrete foundation or slab of a building. It occurs when the pipes develop cracks, holes, or other damage, causing water to escape and seep into the surrounding soil or accumulate within the slab.

Slab leaks can happen due to factors like corrosion of the pipes, abrasion from contact with the concrete slab, shifting soil, or poor installation. Detecting a slab leak is important, and there are signs to look out for, such as unusually high water bills, wet spots or pooling water on the floor, warm areas on the floor, reduced water pressure, and cracks in the foundation.

To address slab leaks, it’s essential to act promptly to prevent structural damage and mold growth. Professionals, such as plumbers or leak detection specialists, can be hired to locate and repair the leaks using methods like electronic detection or pressure testing. In some cases, direct access through the slab may be required for repairs.


Unexplained increase in water bills: If your water bills have significantly risen without any apparent reason or change in water usage, it could be a sign of a hidden leak in the slab.

Water accumulation or dampness: You may notice water pooling on the floor or damp spots, particularly in areas above the slab or near the foundation. This could indicate that water is escaping from the pipes beneath the slab.

Hot spots: If the leak occurs in a hot water line, you may feel warm or hot spots on the floor or notice an increase in temperature in specific areas.

Low water pressure: Slab leaks can reduce the water pressure throughout your plumbing system. If you experience a sudden decrease in water pressure in multiple fixtures, such as faucets, showers, or toilets, it may be due to a slab leak.

Cracks in the foundation: Over time, water seeping from the slab can cause the soil to shift, leading to visible cracks in the foundation. If you notice new or expanding cracks, it could be a sign of an underlying slab leak issue.

Mold or mildew growth: Excessive moisture from a slab leak can create a conducive environment for mold and mildew to thrive. If you notice moldy or musty odors, or see visible signs of mold growth, it could be an indication of a hidden water leak.

Warped or damaged flooring: Prolonged exposure to water from a slab leak can cause wooden or laminate flooring to warp, buckle, or show signs of damage. Tile or vinyl flooring may also loosen or have discoloration.

The Process of Detecting and Repairing Slab Leaks

  • Before commencing any floor cutting, we employ precise methods to locate the exact spot of the leak.

  • We prioritize open communication and will consult with you, providing an overview of the process, expected outcomes, and estimated costs.
  • Our team will present you with all available options and alternatives, including rerouting or repiping, if deemed more practical and feasible
  • Upon receiving your approval, we will create a small, tidy work hole in the floor, granting us access to the leak for efficient repairs
  • Additionally, we will inform you about the likely cause of the leak, assess the condition of your pipes, and offer insights into any potential future issues.
  • Provide a comprehensive estimate and proposal for repiping your entire house, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what to anticipate.
  • Provide a comprehensive estimate and proposal for repiping your entire house, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what to anticipate.
  • Safeguarding your furnishings by handling them with care and making sure they are out of the work zone.
  • Employing ample drop-cloths to protect your flooring
  • Creating a designated pathway to prevent tracking dirt in or out of your home.
  • Once the job is completed, we will patch the hole using cement.
  • Cleaning up any messes and removing debris from the premises.

  • Diligently removing drop cloths after the project’s conclusion.

  • Restoring your furnishings to their original positions.
  • Leaving your home in a clean and satisfactory condition, ensuring your utmost satisfaction as our valued customer.