Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
A spike in your water bill amount
Floor hot spots or areas of varying temperatures
Excessive moisture or mildew on or under carpets
The sound of running water in your flooring or coming from your walls
Cracks in ceilings, walls or concrete flooring
A constantly clogged drain
If you said yes to any of the above, it’s very possible you’re experiencing a slab leak on your property.
Detecting a Slab Leak
Slab leaks occur when pipes underneath a property’s concrete foundation “spring a leak”. Slab leaks are trickier than traditional leaking
systems in that they’re hidden and difficult to identify since the last thing you’re going to see is water spraying throughout your property. Instead, slab leaks give subtle warning signs like those listed above that you have a potentially serious issue developing.
If left unattended, a slab leak can become a homeowners’ most costly repair!
Why Do Slab Leaks Occur?
Various factors can contribute to a slab leak including shifting foundations on the property, variations in water chemistry, the quality of the original workmanship, water pressure changes and degrading piping systems.
What to do if you suspect a slab leak?
At San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining, our team of leak detection experts utilizes the latest technology like thermal imaging, electronic amplification and sonic detection to pinpoint any slab leaks you might be experiencing. With this type of equipment leaks can be located and repaired with very little disruption.
No longer do we have to tear apart your yard and basement to uncover the leaking system!
Call San Diego Leak Detection Now
If you think you’re experiencing a slab leak on your property, contact San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining immediately for an investigation of your situation including a written estimate of the leaking system and the most effective repair available. And remember, with any leak, the sooner you act the better!
HOT AND COLD DOMESTIC WATER LINES-OPTIONS FOR THE REPAIR OF SLAB LEAKS-LEAKS IN WALLS/CEILINGS
Option 1: Jackhammering
Only fixes a section of the pipe, and the remaining line is subject to fail-causing further repairs.
$900-$1200 average cost. Technicians will quote based on your circumstances.
Pros: Inexpensive and straightforward Cons: Messy, intrusive, the high failure rate on the remaining pipe left underground.
Option 2: Single Line Reroute
If there is a corroded pipe in the slab, it could be deteriorating from harsh soil or water. Re-routes lift lines from under the slab/ soil up and over into walls and ceilings.
We need to know where both ends of the pipe are before re-routing. We must open the pipe and verify if it is a single line under the slab from one end to the other- The price depends on how many drywall cuts and patches/ length of pipe.
- 50 year-Copper Manufacturer’s Warranty
- 25-year-Uponor Pex Manufacturer’s Warranty
- Epoxy Coating Whole House (see Item #3 below)
- 10 year-Workmanship Warranty
Does not include drywall texture or paint.
$1500-1700 average cost. Technicians will quote based on your circumstances.
Pros: Affordable, good warranty Cons: Messy, intrusive, not always appropriate.
Option 3: Epoxy lining
Begins with cutting both ends of the exposed pipe to pressure test and see how big the leak is- and determine the variables and capabilities for epoxy.
$3750 average cost.
Pros: Saves money and time. Least intrusive. Scientifically the best materials and carries a lifetime warranty to the original owner, then have a transferrable warranty to the new owner for a 10- year warranty.
Cons: Not all pipes are candidates for epoxy. The line must be cleaned to pristine condition.
Option 4: Sleeving
High temp and high strength material. Begins with a borescope camera to locate any corrosion within the pipe from previous repairs, pipe bends, and oval vs. round conditions. The line needs to be abrasively cleaned to prep for sleeving.
$3950 average cost
Pros: Less intrusive, least reconstruction. High flow rate. 25-year manufacturer’s warranty & a 10- year Brinks workmanship warranty.
Cons: Hard to obtain the product. It takes a few weeks to obtain the materials if not in stock.
Other Relevant Pipe Lining Services
PIPELINING – Piping systems that suffer from low pressure, discoloration, foul odors, off-putting taste, leaks or bursts can be handled with one of our pipelining solutions!
PIPE RESTORATION – Trust San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining to care for your current system with an affordable and non-invasive pipe restoration strategy to help repair damage to your current piping system.