Slab leaks are one of the most impending problems in buildings these days. Slab leaks are a common problem that persists in today’s architecture, and can have many causes. It is important to recognize and solve the problems of slab leak if you suspect one. Also leaving a slab leak untreated for long can burn a hole through your wallet later.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Cracks on the wall and floor
- A hot spot on the floor might be an indication of a hot water line leak
- Any kind of moisture on your carpet indicates a slab leak,
- Extraneous water bills is a sign of a leaked water pipe behind one of your walls.
In the case of a crack, one of the popular ways to fix cracks is with polyurethane foam. This foam works by injecting it into the crack while still in liquid form. While in the liquid form, it is easy to fill the crack with the foam with a steady, flowing line. After a few minutes, the foam starts to react to the moisture in the crack, and it will then start foaming.
As the foam expands, it will fill in the crack entirely and will form a strong bond so water will not be able to penetrate through the crack. It will be able to withstand high ground level water that is mostly caused by heavy rain or melting snow.
The advantages of using polyurethane foam in foundation repair are that it creates a little mess than with other methods. It fills in the crack entirely from top to bottom, so there is no need for chiseling the foundation before filling in the crack, and the repair is done quickly, in about 2 hours. It is better to call a professional foundation repair company in Dallas TX to do repairs, but if you think you are up to it, try it on your own.