The majority of homes in Austin are built with “slab construction.”  This means that most homes in our beloved city don’t have crawl spaces or basements.  Instead, they are built directly on a concrete foundation sitting flush with the ground.  There are some advantages to this design, such as not having to clean out a damp, neglected, underground area.  However, when these foundations develop a leak, they can become a major pain and require leak detection and repair ASAP.

Slab leaks pose difficulty because the problematic pipes are generally built directly under the foundation itself.  If these unexposed, underground pipes crack or break due to the home settling or age etc., you not only have a major issue, but one that’s not visible!