Slab Leak Detection & Repair Services
Trusted by Homeowners in Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, & the Texas Hill Country
Concerned About Slab Leaks?
Simply the sound of the words “slab leak” can be a frightening thing to homeowners. However, with today’s advanced equipment detecting, locating and repairing slab leaks in your Boerne home is easier than before. Often there are even work arounds that help to significantly reduce the cosmetic damage during the detection and repair phases.
Why Do Slab Leaks Happen?
What Causes a Slab Leak?
The soil in Kendall County, Texas is comprised of both sandy loam and clay. In addition, the rolling hills of many of the ranches around Boerne, Bulverde, and Fair Oaks Ranch can create challenges to building homes. This combination of semi-permeable soil and sloping landscape can contribute to movement in homes without proper foundation footings.
When homes are built, much of the home’s plumbing is routed through the foundation or slab of the home. Over time, these plumbing lines may become damaged. Slight movements in the home’s foundations can pinch the plumbing water lines or buckle sewer lines and cause a leak.
In addition, if pipes were not adequately protected, the chemicals in the slab may cause the formation of pin-hole leaks. And sometimes, plumbing lines may just have a defect that went undetected and which compromises the structure of the pipe.
When a line in the foundation becomes damaged and a leak occurs, this is called a slab leak.
Want to talk to us in person? Give us a call to schedule with one of our plumbers for a free inspection and repair quote. Or set up an appointment with us in our Fair Oaks Ranch office at 28550 I-10 W, Suite 2, or our Boerne office at 140 E Bandera RD, Ste 5.
Signs To Look For
What signs of slab leaks should Boerne, TX residents look for?
Slab leaks can be easy to miss. Sometimes the leak may be small enough not to cause noticeable damage. However, there are signs that you should look for if you suspect that your Boerne area home may have a slab leak.
Common signs of slab leaks include
- Wet spots on the carpet or flooring
- Warped flooring
- Warm/cold spots on the floor
- Mold or Mildew growth along walls or floor
- Unpleasant odors that can’t be located
- Small streams of water running down the outside of the foundation
- Unexplained spike in your water bill
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Pros of a Plumbing Re-Pipe
How Do Olde Town Plumbing's Plumbers Repair Slab Leaks?
1. Slab Leak Detection
The first step in repairing a slab leak in your Boerne home is to detect where the actual leak is occurring. Our experienced plumbers use specialized equipment and processes to locate the leak. Most of the time this can be done with very little cosmetic damage to your home.
2. Evaluate Slab Leak Solutions
After the leak is located, we evaluate the route of the water line through your home. We look for solutions to rerouting the line in ways that would be most efficient, least expensive, and least invasive to your home. We may be able to repipe the water line through the ceiling or at the back of cabinets.
3. Slab leak Repair
Once we agree on a rerouting solution, we’ll get to work installing new plumbing lines to replace the leaking pipe. We carefully make any necessary cutouts in the drywall for easy repair. Then we’ll install PEX tubing to get your water flowing again.
If the leak is from a drain line, we use the best methods of sewer line repair to keep the forthcoming cosmetic repairs to a minimum. We can also recommend reliable contractors in the Boerne area who can complete the drywall or flooring repairs after the slab leak repair is completed.
4. Recommend Future Slab Leak Repair If Needed
Unfortunately, sometimes homes will experience multiple slab leaks or have repetitive leaks. In fact, in Boerne and the surrounding Texas Hill Country, slab leaks are not uncommon.
In these situations, it may be beneficial to complete a whole-house repipe proactively. Preforming a repipe throughout the home before leaks occur can prevent damage from sudden pipe burst or from unnoticed slow leaks.
Give Us a Call
Why Choose Olde Town Plumbing for Your Slab Leak Detection and Repair Services?
Our experienced, licensed plumbers will provide you with repairs you can count on. We’re experienced with the type of problems common to Boerne or Cordillera Ranch, Fair Oaks Ranch, Bulverde, Leon Springs and the rest of the Texas Hill Country.
This knowledge and experience helps us to detect your leak more quickly and efficiently.
Call us today to schedule your service appointment. 830-446-5227
What Sets Us Apart
When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician. We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times. We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve. We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”
We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well. When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need. We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.
You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently. To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us. And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.