Slab Repair Orange County
Slab Repair Orange County is Owned and operated by Bill Metzger Plumbing. If you have a leak underneath or within your home’s concrete slab foundations it can be a big problem – simple corrosion (in older pipes) or small leaks in soft copper pipes can start with higher utility bills and rapidly escalate into flooding and major damage. If you suspect that there is a problem with the pipes underneath your home (commonly the hot water pipes) it is important to get an expert to look at it sooner rather than later. If you have had a catastrophic leak, then of course it’s important to shut off your mains water and tank water heater lines as soon as possible – if you need help locating these call us immediately. For all your slab leak diagnosis and repair in Orange County, California you count on the expertise you receive from Bill Metzger Plumbing .
How do you know you have a slab leak?
Under slab leaks generally come in two forms, sewer leaks and leaks in water lines. If your water lines are leaking, you usually find out as soon as you get you get your water bill. Even a pin hole in a water line can leak out over 10,000 gallons in one month. In contrast, sewers can leak for years without anybody knowing. Unless a sewer is in expansive soils and a leak is adding enough water to swell the soils, there may be no signs of the leak.
When a water line or a sewer line leaks enough water into expansive soils, the soils can actually swell up and lift a building. This is called heaving. Often when a leak is causing heaving, the presence of the leak may be suggested by the way the overlying slab is being bent. Domes in slabs often indicate the presence of leaks. Of course, once a foundation begins to move, all sorts of cosmetic damage can appear. In some cases, the damage can indicate the presence of a leak under the foundation. The shape and location of the damage can be a good indicator.