For most homes around southeast Texas, sewer pipes are buried underneath the slab that the foundation is built on. Instability in ground conditions opens up the possibility of the pipes shifting and deteriorating beneath the slab. If those pipes burst, there is an even greater chance of the soil loosening, which can turn a common plumbing problem into a large fiasco. If the soil cannot support the slab, then in rare cases, the weight can cause the slab to cave, damaging the sewer system.
Underground leaks aren’t easily seen, so it’s important to look for signs like:
We offer Saturday and emergency service calls. Our trained technicians have the tools to quickly and accurately detect a leak and, if necessary, reroute the piping under your home’s foundation. If you suspect you have an underground leak, contact Hartford Services to request an appointment today!