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Fix Slab Leaks in Arizona | Repipe Specialists

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If you have a slab leak, your pipes may look like this
If you have a slab leak, your pipes may look like this

Are you worried about the effects of expansive clay soil in Arizona?

Arizona's soil makeup can cause unwarranted pressure on plumbing, leading to possible leaks under or in the slab.

In this article, we will discuss what causes leaks under slabs in Arizona, how you can identify a slab leak, how to permanently stop leaks from occurring under the slab, and how much they cost to repair.

What Causes Leaks Under Slabs in Arizona?

Slab leaks in Arizona are often caused by the region's unique geological and environmental conditions.

Expansive clay soils, prevalent in Arizona, tend to expand and contract with changes in moisture levels. This movement puts stress on underground plumbing systems, potentially leading to fractures.

The local water supply, characterized by high mineral content (aka Hard water), can accelerate the corrosion of pipes. This is particularly concerning for copper piping, commonly used in Arizona homes, which can result in pinhole leaks.

These combined factors make it essential to closely monitor and maintain plumbing systems in Arizona to prevent leaks under slabs.


How Can I Identify a Slab Leak in My Arizona Home?

Identifying a leak under the slab in your Arizona home involves paying attention to specific signs:

  • Unexplained increases in water bills: Leaks may lead to continuous water loss, which can be a sign of a hidden leak underneath a slab foundation.
  • Warped or discolored flooring: Particularly in areas where the plumbing runs beneath the slab, this could indicate water damage. Hot spots on the floor may suggest a leak in a hot water line.
  • a damaged floor caused by a slab leak.
    A damaged floor caused by a slab leak.
  • The sound of running water: This is especially important when no appliances are in use, as it can be a potential indicator of water running underneath slabs.
  • Low water pressure: A leak under the slab can cause a sudden drop in water pressure or other water pressure problems.

If you notice any of these signs, there is a high chance you may have a leak under your slab. For a more detailed and thorough list, you can read our article on the warning signs of leaks under slab.


How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Slab Leak in Arizona?

The costs associated with repairing a slab leak in Arizona can vary greatly depending on how you decide to repair the leak. Here at Repipe Specialists, we specialize in full home repipes. In fact, it's all we do.

Our complete repipes typically range from $4,500 to $15,000, depending on the size and complexity of the home.

How Do I Stop Leaks Under Slab in Arizona?

There are two types of slab leak repair to consider to stop leaks under slab in Arizona:

  1. In-slab repair: This requires opening large (and often multiple) portions of a slab with a jackhammer and then relaying concrete in the middle of your home.
  2. Complete repipe: Here at Repipe Specialists, our repipes do not require cutting into the concrete slab. Instead, we cap off the fresh water lines that are already in or under your slab, leaving them in place. Then, we route all your new plumbing through walls, ceilings, and attics, completely bypassing the slab and preventing future slab leaks. After the repipe, you won't have any fresh water plumbing running through your slab, making it a permanent solution for avoiding future leaks under the slab in Arizona.
routing new PEX tubing through walls
Routing new PEX tubing through walls

We consider an in-slab repair a "temporary" solution because whatever caused the slab leak initially has a high likelihood of occurring again in another part of the slab.

A complete repipe might sound like a more expensive option compared to a single in-slab repair; however, we always suggest a full home repipe as the best option. We often find that customers have received quotes to replace sections of leaky pipes in slabs that far exceed the cost of our complete repipe quotes. Feel free to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our local repipe consultants.


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Here at Repipe Specialists, we've completed thousands of slab leak repipes across the country, rerouting the home's plumbing through walls and ceilings so there is no possibility of slab leaks occurring. We also continually get positive customer feedback from customers about their overall home repipe experiences. We often exceed their expectations on:

  • Speed: Our repipe crews typically complete a repipe in a day, returning on another day for wall patching.
  • Convenience: Through our One-Stop Repipe™ Process, we handle everything from permits, to wall patching, to inspections.
  • Cleanliness: Our crews are trained to protect your home while working (we cover all surfaces with protective sheeting), and to clean up fully at the end of each day.
  • Peace of Mind: Repipe Specialists is a fully licensed plumber in every state we operate in, and we back all of our repipes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Financing programs: To help take the sting out of unplanned repipe expenses, we offer several financing programs.
  • Price: As a specialist that performs hundreds of repipes a week, we can deliver high-quality repipes at a lower cost vs generalist plumbers. We have an article that covers repipe cost factors in detail.

Schedule a free in-home consult, and one of our local repipe consultants will explain all your repipe options and provide you with a written, fixed-price quote. Get a repipe and avoid Arizona slab leaks forever.


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Since our founding in 1991, we've been completing residential and multi-family building repipes to the highest standard.

With over 75,000 repipes completed, we've perfected our  One Stop Repipe™ process: providing you with a high quality and convenient repipe experience while offering significant savings compared to traditional plumbers - plus, our work is guaranteed for life.

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