Concrete Slab Repair
Slab (Pressed Piers)
The vast majority of homes and buildings are built on concrete slabs, providing flat and even surfaces for the home or the office to rest.
They may range from four to 20 inches in thickness and may be used for floors and ceilings as well as exterior paving. When water or sewer lines beneath these concrete slabs break or leak for any reason, this causes serious damage to these structures.
It may be caused by ground shifts, faulty pipe wrapping, a nicked water line, or pipe erosion. Whatever their cause, SLAB leaks require immediate attention by qualified, licensed professionals.
A DFW Foundation Repair expert can help if you have noticed any potential sign of a leak in your foundation. Our Master Technicians provide noninvasive camera inspections to identify the source of your slab leaks and can carry out high-quality repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Signs of a Potential Slab Leak
An undetected slab leak could cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage and can compromise the structure and foundation of your home. It is important to be aware of the signs of a potential slab leak and to contact one of our Technicians as soon as possible.
The following are the most common signs of a slab leak:
- Cracked or Uneven Flooring: Over time, a concrete slab will sometimes move because of the water leaking beneath it, where it will then start to buckle your tile, laminate, or wood floors.
- Mold: Leaking water may seep into your floors and then travel up your walls, where it can lead to mold.
- Musty, unusual dirty sewage smell: A water leak can cause a damp, musty smell in your home. A sewer line leak beneath your slab can cause a far worse smell.
- Raised or Dropping floors: Slab leaks can shift and crack the concrete foundation of your home. Bumps and rises in your floors may indicate that this has occurred.
NOTE: Other indicators may be the sound of running water when no faucets or appliances are on or an unusual increase in your water bill.
What we do:
Step 1. Dig Under The Slab
The First step to leveling a slab foundation is to create an access hole big enough to get under the slab. Whether tunneling beneath from the perimeter or jackhammering through the floor, we need to gain access to the problem. Ultimately, we will be working in or underneath your house to fix the problem. Our slab foundation repair works are methodical and conforming to the ASTM and ANSI quality standards to ensure the longest lifespan of the structures we repair.
When one of our knowledgeable technicians determines what the problem is we zero-in on why that issue has caused damage and why it has occurred. Once we know this information we then move forward with a detailed solution and a FREE estimate so that you know exactly what it’s going to cost to fix the problem.