Slab leak disaster
Posted by Pam Cha on February 07, 2002 at 01:08:10:
Terry, Water heater continuously ran even after installing a new one. Turned out to be slab leak. Insurance had two leak detector firms unanimously X out were leak was in slab. Jack hammered floor to find no pipe but water. We located a competent leak detection firm who quickly found leak in garage twenty five feet from hole in slab. He recommended re-route to wall manifold. Sounds good but insurance prefers to tear up garage floor. Can you please ballpark the cost of a re-route copper pipe twenty-five feet from WH to manifold with three bends. Also, what is the standard cost for slab demolition and repair of tile floor? Is their other problems a leak in the slab can cause? We previously noticed mold and mildew in various areas of the unit, even installed a more powerful exhaust in the bathroom and repainted areas. Thanks for any advise or background information. Pam


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