How to Prevent Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are leaks in the plumbing beneath the home’s foundation. Most homes are built upon a concrete foundation and that concrete is referred to as the “slab”. A slab leak is a threat to  the home because if it is left too long, it can cause rot and develop the potential to harm the whole house. Ideally, you need to know how to prevent slab leaks rather than waiting for a problem to arise and then having to deal with a full blown problem.

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Checking For Slab Leak Signs

Most homes in the Phoenix Valley have post tension concrete slabs for foundations. The USDA survey shows clay soil in the Phoenix area that has a tendency to expand and contract particularly during our monsoon summer rains and a reinforced slab helps prevent the foundation from cracking. But that slab also makes a particular type of plumbing problem, slab leaks, very problematic.

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