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Are Slab Leaks In A Home's Foundation An Emergency?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 03, 2011

Slab leaks are known to arise as a result of leaking pipes positioned beneath concrete walls as well as the foundation of the home. Slab leaks take time before they cause any noticeable damage. However after sometime you will begin to notice wetness on your floors and carpets. At this point do not waste any time instead do what is necessary in order to correct the situation. Otherwise if you leave it unattended then you will end up spending more money to correct the damage to your home's foundation.

Fixing a slab leak is not as difficult as most people would think. The process begins with locating the area where the leak is coming from then mark it. Then take away the flooring within that area, this should be done with care to avoid causing unnecessary damage. Shut off the water from the main switch. Then its best to contact a home foundation specialist to fix this problem. As a home owner it is important for you to find ways through which you can detect slab leaks on time and prevent further damage to your foundation.

As earlier mentioned it is very important for a homeowner to quickly respond whenever they notice any part of the floor that is ever wet. Your promptness will help to prevent extensive damage to your home as well as your foundation. It will also mean reduced cost to salvage the situation. Remember as we always say a small leak can cause big problems later on, so its best to get the solution as soon as possible. Contact us today if you are experiencing any foundation or leak problems.


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