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Slab Leak Detection & Repair in Irving, TX

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Slab leaks occur when a pipe below the home’s concrete slab is damaged or starts to leak. If not detected and repaired quickly, a slab leak can cause structural damage to the home and lead to the growth of hazardous mold and mildew. Slab leaks can happen due to a number of different issues, and they can be difficult to detect. If you are suspicious that you might have a slab leak, Master Tech can help. We’ll do a thorough inspection and provide recommendations for what can be done next to repair the leak and prevent further damage to your home. 

Causes of Slab Leaks

Slab leaks can happen to any home with a concrete foundation. Some of the most common causes of leaky pipes below the home’s foundation include the following.

Poor Installations

If the materials are damaged while the home is being constructed, the damages will only get worse with time. A pipe that is already damaged will wear down faster, leading to a broken pipe that will need to be repaired as soon as the problem is detected. 

Exposure and Abrasion

Even pipes below the ground need room to expand as water flows through them. If the pipes are exposed to gravel, concrete, other pipes, or any other abrasive materials, the pipe can wear down faster because of the abrasion. Exposure can also cause a concern if the pipes are damaged by anything. 

Corroded Pipes

Corrosion and rust can occur on pipes that are buried. Because they’re in contact with the soil, they can develop leaks over time and will need to be repaired. Proper plumbing repair can fix the corroded pipes before they get worse if the corrosion is noticed in time. 


Clogged drains are a common problem, depending on what goes down the drains. When the clog is located deep within the pipes, it can cause water to back up below the home’s foundation, leading to a slab leak as the pressure becomes too much and the pipe starts to break. A clogged drain should always be fixed fast to prevent this type of issue. 

Signs There is a Slab Leak

A slab leak can be difficult to detect, but there are signs that a professional inspection is necessary. The inspection can provide more information about what’s happening and what repairs might be necessary. Signs that slab leak repair may be needed include the following.

  • Water Pooling by the Foundation
  • Sound of Water Flowing When No Water is Running
  • Increase in Water Bills
  • Reduced Water Pressure
  • Damp or Warm Floors
  • Mold or Mildew Issues
  • Sewer Backups in the Home

Repairing Slab Leaks

If any warning signs of a slab leak are noticed, it’s crucial to call for help right away, as the issue will only get worse over time. One of our professionals can arrive quickly to perform leak detection services. We will thoroughly inspect the foundation of the home and the pipes that run below it, then provide the results for the slab leak detection. If any leaks are noticed, we can provide recommendations for slab leak repair. 

Repair options can vary based on the severity of the leak and where it’s located. Today, it may not be necessary to dig down to the pipe to fix it. Our licensed professionals can reroute the water line entirely. This can prevent any future leaks with that line under your slab. In most cases, minor repairs can be done fast. If the issue is more extensive, other options may be needed, including replacing the entire pipe. We can review the options with you and provide our recommendations for how to fix the problem. 

Once you know what the options are, we can work with you to get the job done as fast as possible. We will make sure the repair is done properly, so you don’t have to worry about the issue reoccurring or there being further damage done to the home’s foundation and plumbing. Our experts can answer any questions you might have about the repairs needed, how they are done, or how to keep the plumbing in good condition to prevent some repairs in the future. 

If you’ve noticed anything odd with the plumbing under your slab, it might be time to call in the pros for an inspection. We offer slab leak detection and repair services, so you can get the right help fast. Call Master Tech now to schedule an inspection.

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