Tips for Home Foundation Leak Detection
A leak of any kind is disruptive to the usual, day-to-day tasks of homeownership. Whether it’s a leaking faucet, leaking pipe, leaking air ducts, leaking sprinkler system, or anything else, it can take a lot of time and money to determine the cause of the leak and fix it. But there is one type of leak in particular that is especially dangerous: a home foundation leak.
A foundation leak can happen when there’s too much pressure in the soil outside the home. When the soil surrounding the foundation becomes oversaturated with water, it puts pressure on the structure of the home and causes it to crack and leak.
If not fixed, it can weaken the home’s structural integrity or cause the entire foundation to collapse. To prevent this from happening, homeowners must detect foundation leaks before disaster strikes.
Detecting Concrete Foundation Leaks
Because the house’s foundation is at risk of collapsing, foundation leaks are not something to mess around with, and they’re not something that homeowners should put off fixing. Hiring a professional plumber is essential to detect and fix the leak quickly and safely.
Once homeowners start noticing the signs of a foundation leak (spikes in the water bill, cracks in the baseboards and walls of the house, or damp carpets or flooring around the edges of the house), they should contact a professional right away. Professional plumbers have years of education and experience in handling foundation leaks, and they also have high-tech tools that allow them to fix the situation safely and efficiently.
Foundation Leak Detection Tools
Professional plumbers have some pretty incredible tools that help them detect and resolve foundation leaks with minimum damage to other areas of the house. One of the most common tools used for leak detection is a set of sound equipment. The first step in using this equipment is connecting the technology to the home’s plumbing system. This allows them to identify the path of piping underground.
They listen to the volume and frequencies of the water in the pipes to pinpoint the exact location of the foundation leak. By knowing the exact location, they’re able to fix only the part that’s damaged without ripping up other areas of the home.
After Detection Comes Repair
As mentioned, any leak is a hassle to fix. However, not fixing a leaky faucet does not have the same risk level or damage potential as not fixing a foundation leak. These leaks are serious and need repair as soon as they are detected. The longer the home goes without repair, the more money it will cost when the repair is finally made.
Sure, it might start as some damp carpet that a homeowner can simply dry out, or it might cause a small crack in a baseboard that can be replaced. But if the leak isn’t fixed, it can result in the entire foundation collapsing and cause the house to be uninhabitable. So if homeowners want to stay safe in their homes, it’s in their best interest to repair the leak as soon as possible.
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