Slab Leak Services in West Michigan

A foundation leak can cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Call Sheely Plumbing Inc. for expert slab leak repair in the Greater Grand Rapids Area.

When water pipes under your home’s foundation leak, it’s called a slab leak, and it’s a severe problem that can cause significant damage to your home. Detecting a slab leak early is crucial to fixing it and minimizing the damage to your property. Call us today if you suspect you have a foundation leak.

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How Dangerous Are Slab Leaks?

Leaks that occur under the home’s concrete foundation or ‘slab’ represent a serious problem to Alto and Grand Rapids homeowners. Besides the increase in your water bill caused leaks, there are a variety of other issues that can affect your property, such as:

  • Ruined floors and waterlogged carpets
  • Foul odors caused by mold and mildew buildup
  • Weakened structural integrity of the home’s foundation
  • Yard damage caused by pooling water

Call Sheely Plumbing Inc. if you think there’s a leak under your home’s foundation.

Signs of a Slab Leak

Early detection of a slab leak is critical to minimizing the damage to your property. Alto and Grand Rapids, MI homeowners should watch for the following symptoms of foundation leaks, and call a professional as soon as possible for repair.

  • A sudden spike in water bills - If you get a water bill that’s higher than usual with no explanation, it could be a leak under your home’s foundation.
  • Water pooling in the yard - When you have a slab leak, water often pools in the yard. If you notice overly wet portions of the lawn, it could be a slab leak that’s to blame.
  • Damp carpet or warped flooring - When water leaks under the foundation, sometimes it has nowhere to go but up, and eventually, it reaches your flooring, which leads to visible damage.
  • Mold and mildew buildup - When water leaks into the home, mold, and mildew growth can cause health problems if not handled quickly.
  • Reduced water pressure - Water leaking from the pipes means there’s less water available to travel to your faucets when you need it.
  • Your water heater is continuously running - If you’ve noticed that your water heater doesn’t stop working, it could be a leak under your home’s foundation.

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How Are Slab Leaks Repaired?

If you’ve detected a slab leak, you’re probably wondering how to fix it. Professional plumbers have a variety of tools and techniques at their disposal to fix these problems, including:

  • Pipe Rerouting - If there’s only a small section of pipe that requires replacement, your plumber may opt to lay the new pipe above ground.
  • Repiping - The plumber may have to cut into the floor or foundation to install new pipes if there are multiple leaks.
  • Pipe Relining - Pipe relining is a trenchless solution in which access holes are drilled at both ends of the pipe. With this technique, a new liner is placed through the broken pipe to seal the leak.

Don’t let a slab leak ruin your beautiful home. Call Sheely Plumbing Inc. at 616-868-2212 for expert slab leak repair in Alto or anywhere in the greater Grand Rapids area.