What Factors Influence Dallas Slab Leak Repair Costs?

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What Factors Influence Dallas Slab Leak Repair Costs?

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Jackhammering in-slab is both disruptive and expensive
Jackhammering in-slab is both disruptive and expensive

Slab leaks can cause significant damage to homes due to the movement of earth underneath slab foundations. Areas such as Dallas are particularly prone to slab leaks because many homes are built on slab foundations.

If you have experienced a slab leak in your Dallas home, you will need to consider the cost of an in-slab repair versus the cost of a complete repipe. Here at Repipe Specialists, our complete repipes typically range from $4,500 to $15,000, depending on the size and complexity of the home.

In this article, we will discuss the factors that can influence the cost of repairing a slab leak in Dallas, whether slab leak repairs are covered by homeowners' insurance, and the duration of time it takes to fix a slab leak.

What Factors Influence the Cost of Repairing a Slab Leak in Dallas?

The cost to repair a slab leak in your Dallas home will vary depending on how you choose to address the issue.

Several general factors influence the cost, including the type of plumbing material, accessibility of plumbing, number of plumbing outlets, and the overall linear feet of plumbing. We have an article that breaks down the cost factors for residential plumbing.

The key decision Dallas homeowners must make is whether to opt for an in-slab repair or a complete home repipe:

In Slab Repair

In-slab repair involves opening up your concrete slab with a jackhammer to expose and access the leaking pipes.

pipe leak in a slab foundation
Pipe leak in a slab foundation

This method is both intrusive and expensive. We have seen some quotes that often exceed the cost of a complete home repipe.

It's considered a "temporary" solution because whatever caused the slab leak once has a high likelihood of happening again in another part of the slab.

A Complete Home Repipe

A complete home repipe is the most cost-effective method to ensure that you can avoid any future leaks in your Dallas home. Our repipes completely bypass cutting into the concrete slab. Instead, we reroute all of your plumbing through walls, attics, and ceilings.

Although there is an upfront cost associated with a complete home repipe, it is the only way to guarantee that you will never have to worry about slab leaks in your Dallas home again, as there won't be any water pipes embedded in or underneath the concrete slab anymore.

To take the sting out of unplanned repipe costs, we also offer several financing options, including a Nothing Down, No Interest offer, on approved credit.


Are Slab Leak Repairs Covered by Homeowner's Insurance in Dallas?

Whether slab leak repairs are covered under homeowners' insurance depends on your insurance provider. We've made it easy for you by researching what some Dallas homeowners' insurance providers say:

  • Nationwide: Nationwide Insurance will only cover foundation damage if it is "sudden or accidental." The same applies to water damage caused by sudden failures in plumbing systems. If the leak is deemed "preventable," it will not be covered under homeowners' insurance. You can read more about what Nationwide covers when it comes to foundation repair and plumbing damage.
  • Allstate: Allstate homeowners' insurance may cover the cost of replacing a damaged slab if it was caused by one of their covered perils. However, they won't cover the cost of replacing the damaged plumbing. They will not cover slab leaks if the damaged plumbing is simply "past their prime".

Although the repair of sudden slab leaks may be covered under Dallas homeowners' insurance policies, it won't address the biggest issue: plumbing underneath the slab. The only permanent solution is to remove all fresh water plumbing from under the slab.


How Long Does It Take to Fix a Slab Leak in a Dallas Home?

We find that many of our customers are surprised at just how quick and easy a full repipe of their Dallas home actually is.

We have perfected our One-Stop Repipe™ Process and can normally complete a full home repipe in 1-2 days, with the water turned on at the end of each day. All our repipes include a lifetime warranty to ensure your peace of mind.

routing new PEX tubing through walls
Routing new PEX tubing through walls

Our repiping experts will conduct a thorough assessment and recommend the best materials, such as copper piping or PEX tubing, to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your new plumbing system.

Contact us to have one of our local repipe consultants provide a free consultation and quote, delivered in-home or remotely.


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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 cover 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 slab leaks in your Dallas home 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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