The national average cost to repair a slab leak will land around $2,000 give or take. To detect a slab leak the price is somewhere between $150 and $400. This rather large price is mainly due to how difficult it is to access the pipes causing the issue. You see, slab leaks happen when the sewer lines underneath the foundation of a home burst and cause rising water levels that eventually result in extensive water damage to the property. Most homes are built on a concrete foundation (the ‘slab’ in this case) that makes it difficult not only for plumbers to access the pipes below, but often to even tell where the problem is located.
Due to this, it can get rather pricey to have the problem resolved by a professional.
How Serious is A Slab Leak?
Slab leaks can be extremely serious and even threatening to your health. This is because when left unfixed, the build up of water from the leak will cause water damage to the home, resulting in a number of issues one of which being mold. Mold is extremely dangerous and can have serious, lasting health effects on those in the home if not taking care of as quickly as possible.
Aside from the issue of mold, a slab leak can lead to an unsteady foundation which poses its own safety risks. Without a proper slab, the structure of the home will eventually deteriorate and buckle. These are a few of the main reasons why if you suspect a slab leak you should contact a professional immediately to scope out the area. It’s a good idea not only for your health but for your finances as well. The longer the problem is left, the further the water damage will spread, and you may find yourself with damaged flooring.
How Can You Tell if You Have A Leak Under Your Slab?
There are many signs to look out for that may indicate you have a slab leak. I will list a few of the telltale signs below so that you are well equipped with the knowledge necessary to spot a problem fast.