Re: Odor from under slab
Posted by e-plumber on March 02, 2004 at 16:43:32:
In response to Re: Odor from under slab
: New home built on slab. Noticed a sweet yet moldy and disgusting smell in the first floor power room. Builder cut away part of wall and discovered small leak in copper pipe.
: At same time we discovered crushed stone around the pipes going into the slab, and noticed even stronger oder there. Builder a bit too quickly cemented the area and said problem solved, but concern is what caused the very storng odor, and what is to stop it from finding another way in. Should I have someone drill down and take a soil or water sample? Thanks

The small leak that was detected may have been the cause of the odor. Depending on how long it was leaking in the wall, it could have caused mold and mildew to form. If the leak has been repaired, the odor could possibly dissipate in time or would require a professional to troubleshoot further.
Good Luck. e-plumber

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