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!
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Some Tell-Tale Signs You Have a Slab Leak
- Puddles on the floor with no apparent source
- Hot spots
- Mildew under carpets
- Rising utility bills (despite consistent usage)
- The sound of running water when the tap is off
- Damp ground
- Movement on your water meter without use
Over time, slab leaks can erode your foundation and cause serious problems for the structure of your home. Their existence overall is inconvenient, costly, and even destructive, as your floor and appliances can be warped by water damage.
When you suspect that your home has a slab leak, it’s time to call in the professionals. Radiant can send over a fully licensed and trained plumber to fix your problem today!
Slab Leak Solutions
The first step to fixing any slab leak is to find precisely where the problem lies. For this, our experts use only the most advanced technology: electromagnetic pipeline locators, video inspection cameras, and amplification equipment that can help us find the source of your slab leak accurately and efficiently.
Don’t ever let a plumber (or anyone, for that matter) tear into your floor to find a slab leak! Let the Radiant professionals do what we do best. You’ll thank us later when you see for yourself how we help you avoid the headache.
Subsequent to locating the source of the leak, it’s time for repair. Slab leaks can be difficult to get to, but, ideally, you don’t want anyone to come into your home and tear up your floor — there are better ways! And thanks to our complete dedication to being at the technological forefront of the plumbing industry, Radiant can supply them all:
- Spot repair– If possible, to do so with minimal damage, we’ll open the slab at the precise location of the leak and do the seam repair or pipe replacement.
- Rerouting– We’ll leave the existing, broken pipe and work around it with a brand-new line.
The Radiant Plumbing professionals have never encountered a slab leak we couldn’t fix. If you have reason to believe that one of the pipes under your home’s slab has a leak, don’t wait. Call Radiant Plumbing right away and have it fixed!
We do the job right the first time, because we have the right tools.
The Best Slab Leak Detection & Repair Team in Austin
Aside from our 5-star service commitment, the Radiant team is proud to be a local Austin staple. We happily serve our communities within the Williamson and Travis County, TX areas including West Lake Hills among other towns. Our service areas can reach as far south as Kyle and as far north as Georgetown.
Radiant plumbers are the best because we only hire the best to knock on our customers’ doors and conduct repairs. This is fact. We are here for the customer and to be the expert support you need when your plumbing or even HVAC systems fail. Just ask the thousands of customers on Google that can’t help but leave 5-star reviews about the Radiant service experience across all disciplines.
Whether it’s slab leak detection and repair, or plumbing and AC services you may need, don’t let leaks go unrepaired! Just call Radiant at (512) 263-9988 or complete our online service request form today!
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