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Slab Leak Repair Services in Lexington & Louisville, Kentucky

Dauenhauer Plumbing offers expert slab leak repair services in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. We will identify and address leaks quickly and efficiently.

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is a crack or break in the water pipe located beneath your concrete foundation slab. These leaks can be difficult to detect and can cause significant damage if they are not repaired. 

You may wonder if you should call a plumber or call the utility company, but typically, if the leak happens after the water meter, it’s the homeowner’s responsibility to get it fixed.  

Signs You Might Have a Slab Leak

Watch for these slab leak signs:

  • Unexplained Water Bills: Sudden increases in your water bill are a strong indicator of a leak somewhere in your system. 
  • The Sound of Running Water: If you hear running water, even with all of your faucets turned off, you might be hearing a water leak. 
  • Water Spots, Stains, or Soft Spots on Your Floor: If you see wet spots, stains, paint bubbling, or soft spots appearing on your floor, it’s likely that water is seeping through from a water break. 
  • Decreased Water Pressure: Low water pressure throughout your house could signify a leak, which may be located in your slab. 
  • Hot Spots on Your Floor: If you can feel hot spots on your floor, this may be due to a broken hot water pipe beneath the slab. 
  • Mold or Mildew Growth: If you have a sudden surge of moisture and mold build-up in your home, it may be from a slab leak that is creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew. These fungi pose health risks and can damage your property. 
  • Cracked Foundation: Water can erode soil and damage your foundation, which manifests visibly with cracks. 

Slab leaks can lead to water waste and serious damage to your foundation and home. 

Dauenhauer’s Slab Leak Repair Process

Slab leak repairs can get complicated, and mistakes can cost a lot of time, money, and property. Our certified plumbers have the experience and knowledge needed to provide lasting slab leak repairs while being as minimally invasive as possible. 

Here is our slab leak repair process:

  • Advanced Slab Leak Detection: We use sophisticated leak detection equipment to pinpoint the exact location of the leak. We have pressure monitors, thermal imaging, acoustic amplification equipment, and more to find where water is leaking. 
  • Leak Assessment & Options: Once we have assessed your situation, we can give you options and recommendations for the best way to fix the slab leak. We’ll give you upfront pricing with our recommendations so you know exactly what to expect. 
  • Slab Leak Repairs: After we’ve decided on a course of action, we proceed with repairing the slab leak. There are four principal ways of repairing a slab leak:
    • Trenchless Repair Methods: If a slab leak is an isolated, faulty pipe, then lining the pipe or using an epoxy liner may be the best solution. Another trenchless option is pipe bursting, where we burst the old pipe while pulling a new pipe in behind the old one. Trenchless slab water line repairs are the least invasive and typically least expensive way to repair a slab leak. 
    • Repiping or Rerouting: If you live in an area where the soil shifts regularly, it may be best to repipe and reroute pipes around problem areas that commonly exhibit shifts. Rerouting will result in a longer-lasting solution. 
    • Tunneling Below the Slab: Tunneling is sometimes a good option if we want to avoid having to jackhammer a concrete slab to fix a leak, especially if the leak is directly below the home rather than under a driveway. 
    • Breaking the Slab: If none of the above repair methods are viable, we can break into the slab to fix the leak. This tends to be an expensive and destructive last resort option, though it does fix the leak faster than rerouting pipes or tunneling below them. 
  • Inspection & Testing: We’ll do testing during and after the work is done to ensure there is no leaking and the repair has been completed. 

Choose Dauenhauer for best-in-class service and support. We are the Kentucky plumbing experts who professionally repair slab leaks in Louisville and Lexington. Our friendly plumbers will take the time to explain your options, the pros and cons of each, and the pricing associated with each. We offer flexible financing options so you can fit this necessary repair into your budget. 

Schedule a slab leak repair consultation with us today.

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