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Slab Leak Detection & Repair in Atlanta, GA

Slab leaks are one of the most troublesome and destructive plumbing issues in any home with a concrete foundation. These leaks can compromise the foundation's integrity, leading to cracks and even the collapse of the structure. Early detection allows for prompt repairs, minimizing the extent of the damage and reducing the likelihood of extensive and expensive restoration efforts.  

At American Rooter Services, we have the advanced equipment, extensive experience, and proper training to find even well-hidden slab leaks that may quietly destroy your home. Our priority is to stop the improper water flow and mitigate the damage before repair costs escalate further. We make the detection and repair process affordable, convenient, and worry-free.

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is any crack, break, or deficiency in the plumbing pipes that run beneath the concrete foundation or "slab" of your home. These leaks can be either in the incoming water line, which is pressurized and typically leads to noticeable symptoms, or in the sewer lines, where the leak can go undetected for longer periods. Due to their concealed nature, detecting slab leaks can be particularly challenging, potentially causing significant water damage and soil erosion that compromises the home's structural integrity.

There are several common causes of slab leaks, including:

  • Gradual pipe corrosion due to chemical interactions with water or soil
  • Pipe abrasion from constant friction or thermal expansion and contraction
  • Excessive water pressure or ground movement causing pipe stress
  • Inadequate construction or use of subpar plumbing materials
  • Natural deterioration of plumbing systems with age
  • Hard water contributes to scale buildup and increased pipe corrosion
  • Soil shifts or settling impacting pipe integrity beneath the foundation

How We Detect Slab Leaks

Detection of slab leaks begins with a careful assessment of the symptoms. Homeowners may notice unexpected water bills, running water when all taps are off, warm spots on the floor, or even mysterious damp patches. These signs prompt a need for a detailed investigation, which requires specialized equipment and techniques.

At American Rooter Services, we utilize electronic leak detection technology to listen for the unique sounds of water escaping from pressurized pipes. This non-invasive method involves using sensitive microphones, amplifiers, and headphones to detect the noise of the leak. Another advanced technique is infrared thermography, where thermal cameras identify temperature variations on the floor surface, indicating the presence of warm or cold water from a leaking pipe.

In some cases, further confirmation may be necessary when these methods point to a potential leak. This may involve a pressure test on individual lines to measure water pressure and identify any discrepancies that can confirm a leak. If the location is within a high degree of certainty, we use more invasive methods, such as opening the foundation, as a last resort. We aim to employ the least invasive yet most effective approach to identify the slab leak and determine the best course of action for repair.

Call (678) 679-5636 or contact us online to schedule an assessment for our slab leak detection and repair in Atlanta.

Areas We Serve

American Rooter Services is proud to serve Marietta, Georgia and other surrounding areas.

  • Acworth
  • Alpharetta
  • Atlanta
  • Cherokee County
  • Clayton County
  • Cobb County
  • Cumming
  • DeKalb County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Johns Creek
  • Kennesaw
  • Marietta
  • Paulding County
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna

Why Choose American Rooter Services?

Serving Marietta, GA Since 2007

  • Over 20 Years of Experience
  • Quality Solutions & Craftmanship
  • Same Day Services
  • Customer Care Focused

Our Repair Methods

Once our technicians conclusively detect the source of the leak, we recommend the optimal repair strategy based on factors like leak severity, pipe material, and location. 

Some potential slab leak repair techniques we provide include:

  • Pipe patching: We can inject sealant epoxy through drilled access points for small, stable leaks on plastic pipes to permanently seal cracks and holes. 
  • Rerouting or repiping: We install new piping to bypass damaged lines, which can be more cost-effective for extensive damage.
  • Direct access repairs: We break through the foundation and replace only the leaking portion of the pipe, then patch the slab.
  • Pipe bursting: We replace old pipes by pulling a new pipe through the existing one, simultaneously breaking the old pipe and laying down the new pipe.

In extreme cases where the damage is too extensive, we replace the entire concrete slab to address all underlying plumbing issues.

Our professional Atlanta slab leak repair team will discuss all your repair options and provide a clear action plan with upfront pricing. We handle the entire slab leak repair process, including permits, concrete work, excavation, pipe replacement, and even coordination with your insurance provider. 

We are proud to serve customers throughout Cobb County! Call (678) 679-5636 or complete our online contact form for a free estimate!

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