Foundation Leak Repair In Fort Worth And North Central Texas
Fort Worth Plumbing and Your Home
Many homes are connected to Fort Worth water systems. When your home was built, water pipes were laid to transfer water from and sewage to lines at the street. When the slab (usually concrete) is poured, it encases the water lines.
Soil shifts that affect your home’s foundation also affect your water lines. Over time, stress can cause breakage or leaks.
Two Types of Foundations
Older homes generally have more slab leak problems, but leaks can happen to any property here in Texas. If there’s poor drainage around the house or if a builder used a less-than-knowledgeable plumbing contractor, even new homes can have foundation leaks.
The two most common types of foundation we use in Fort Worth and North Central Texas are:
- Concrete – After the water lines are installed, a large wooden frame is filled with concrete and reinforced with rebar. This forms your home’s foundation.
- Pier & beam – Concrete beams and wooden posts may be used to situate the house aboveground. Elevated homes are usually built atop a crawl space. This provides easier access to water pipes, but elevated homes are often more expensive to cool and heat.
Call (972) 379-4000 or contact your plumber.