Have you been suspecting that a significant leak or blockage is inside your underground pipe? This can be difficult for property owners to deal with, especially if the pipe in question is located below several inches of concrete. However, the professionals at Rooter Hero Plumbing have helped countless home and business owners overcome their hidden leaks with our reliable broken pipe repair and replacement services. Our plumbers enjoy providing dependable residential and commercial plumbing services for local clients, and we want to help you achieve quality results. If you are concerned about whether plumbers can fix pipes below concrete slabs, here is a list of common concerns and what can be done about it.
Common Issues Associated with Underground Pipe Repair
Digging up underground pipes can be an extraordinarily complicated and labor-intensive process. In addition to the additional costs and time constraints associated with conventional underground pipe repair and replacement, there are also other considerations such as damage to landscaping or nearby gas lines, fiber optic cables, and power lines. These matters can become even more challenging when a 4 to 8-inch slab of concrete or basement floor is in the way of the pipe. In addition, tearing out the concrete will add a lot of extra expense to the project for the labor and equipment needed to break up and remove the concrete near the affected area and pour new concrete once the pipe is fixed.
Thankfully, small leaks and other minor issues can often be taken care of without traditional methods. Modern advancements in technology have provided today’s plumbers with new tools and techniques for underground pipe repair. For instance, leak detection services can now pinpoint the exact source of the leak without digging a single trench. Also, pipelining services can reinforce existing underground pipes, stop leaks, prevent future root growth and extend the longevity of your plumbing system. This can be performed without tearing up the concrete slab or digging any holes in your lawn.
What Can Be Done If a Pipe Replacement Is Needed?
While a total pipe replacement is infrequent, there are times when it is necessary. For example, if you have a busted water main or a collapsed sewer line, more invasive procedures may have to take place to fix the issue thoroughly. Those who choose to have their underground pipes replaced manually can also benefit from the assistance of hydro excavation to avoid harming surrounding buried cables or electrical lines. If ripping part of your concrete slab feels too destructive, difficult, or cost-prohibitive, then other options may be available depending on your circumstances. For example, the plumbing system may be rerouted to bypass the old pipes rather than replace them in some situations. These complex services will require a seasoned professional with the experience and training needed to perform the job accurately.
Are you worried that your underground pipes need to be repaired or replaced? Then there’s no need to keep putting your property at unnecessary risk. Call Rooter Hero Plumbing today. Our friendly staff is available to address any questions or concerns you may have and can also schedule an appointment for your next leak detection service or broken pipe repair for your Arizona or California area property.