Slab Leak Detection & Repair

Slab Leaks

If you think your home might be in need of a slab leak repair, call Stephens Plumbing today to talk with one of our friendly customer service experts.

We have learned over the years that some customers do not know that their home is on a slab. There are also many customers who are not sure how to maintain the slab that their home rests on. Our technicians have restored many slabs and their leaks. We will make sure that any and all of your questions will be thoroughly answered.

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak occurs when the slab that a home or building sits on starts to crack and leak fluid into the floorboards. The leak can also cause the entire slab to move as the house shifts, if the leak pools under the home.

Slab leaks can be caused by running water or by rain. When the water forces a way underneath the home, a slab can begin to let the water in and cause cracks.
Many customers we have seen have had puddles forming on the first level floor due to standing water. Slab leaks directly cause this standing water.

How Do You Fix a Slab Leak?

To someone with our certification and expertise, a slab leak is repairable. We must repair the leak but also the slab itself.

The water that is pooling underneath the house and sitting inside of the house must be removed. We begin by removing the water that is pooled under the slab when we visit a customer’s home. The slab’s cracks will close slightly from the release of this moisture. We cannot fix the slab itself until after the slab is completely dry. We make sure that the entire job is completed at once when we come to repair these slab leaks.

The slab leak must be completely dry, then it must be completely filled in. We take great care to fill in the crack completely because we want to ensure that the leak does not return.

How to Spot a Slab Leak?

Slab leaks can be spotted by customers who very diligently care for their homes. If people notice a puddle on the floor in one of their rooms they likely have a slab leak that is causing the pooling water.

The leak may also show itself through the water that is pouring from underneath the house. Also the slab may be exposed enough to show a crack and where it is. Finding the evidence of an open crack that could be taking on water is enough of a reason to get us involved.

Our professional services start with a complete inspection of all suspected leaks. We will act on closing the leak and keeping the space dry once we have determined where the leaks are.

State certified technicians with years of plumbing and gas fitting experience