A number of homes are constructed on concrete slabs since many areas have clay soil that is extremely unsuitable for basements because of its instability. While slab foundations lower the structural risk to a home, it does not eliminate it. Shifting soils cause underground plumbing lines to become vulnerable to leaks. If there is too much movement of the soil, the lines can develop leaks. Slow leaks under a home could result in more movement of the soil, which can actually worsen the leak and create a problem that require slab leak repair.
The possibility of worsening damage makes an early detection vital. Even a small, pinhead-sized leak could waste as much as 360,000 gallons of water a year, which could supply enough water to fill to overflowing 12,000 bathtubs.
In serious cases, the flooring and slab can break open and flood all the rooms on the lower level of the home, ruining appliances, furniture and floor coverings. When something like that happens, slab leak repair is just one of several grave problems.
In addition, a leak underneath the slab can cause soil erosion and result in the caving in of the slab. The failure of the slab will result in the weight of the concrete breaking the plumbing lines below, causing water to rush into the home.
Detecting a slab leak and carrying out foundation repair play a pivotal role in keeping the foundation of the home intact. Twin Plumbing in the city of Poway would much rather find a suspected leak and repair it than carry out considerable repair afterwards.