Learn What Causes Leaks And How To Prevent Them!

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The concrete slabs beneath homes can crack and break from shifting soils and other issues. In today’s blog post, we’re covering a few of the most common plumbing and slab leak problems we see here in Dallas. Continue reading to learn more, and if you require a Dallas/Fort Worth plumber or slab leak detection, contact the team at C & C Slab Leaks and Plumbing.  

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Faulty Installation

Unfortunately, a common reason people end up having plumbing issues is due to poor installation. Here at C & C Slab Leaks and Plumbing, we provide the highest level of plumbing services and do our very best to install and repair in a way that will keep your plumbing working for years to come. We pride ourselves on our quick and reliable services. 

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Weakened Water Lines

Over time, pipes can deteriorate and weaken. Older homes are especially susceptible to slab leaks because they were constructed with copper pipes, which corrode. If the copper pipes below your slab foundation have cracks or leaks, they will eventually lead to slab leaks and bigger issues. 

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Shifting Soil Beneath Slab

The soil in the Blackland Prairie, where Dallas is located, has some of the most expansive properties of any soil in the nation. In fact, Dallas-area soils are notoriously unstable, which causes issues with your plumbing. The soil is prone to drying and cracking, which threatens your foundation, and leads to slab leaks and other plumbing issues. If you believe you have a slab leak, contact our team for slab leak detection services. 

Professional plumber doing a renovation in kitchen homeChemical Reactions Between Metals and Soil

Water that is too acidic can lead to pipe damage, and over time, this can lead to erosion and leaks. The same is true with the soil pH and the water flowing through the soil near your pipes. You should also be careful what you put down the drain, as some chemical drain cleaners can end up damaging your plumbing lines. 


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We have been serving clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more than 20 years, and we are known for our quick and reliable services. We’re equipped to handle any job, including plumbing and slab leak issues! Contact us today for a free quote or slab leak detection services.

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