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Signs of a major leak under your home

plumbing leak ocalaIf you’ve noticed unexplained cracks in your home and office that appear to be growing larger every day, it’s likely these cracks in your walls or pavement are only a small sign of a much bigger problem - below your feet. Foundation problems can  undermine the infrastructure of a home or commercial building.  Foundation plumbing leaks or slab leaks have been known to literally tear building structures apart slowly over the course of years before an owner suspects anything.

Symptoms of foundation or slab leaks include:

  • Foundation movement
  • Cracking walls
  • Buckling floors
  • Floor damage
  • Doors Sticking

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How did my foundation reach this point?
    Unstable soil conditions can account for a huge portion of your foundation problems. Land movement shifts loose sand and dirt that causes stress on fresh water and drains line systems. This causes sub-slab pipes to stress, separate, snap, or leaks underground allowing water to seep through and unsettle the foundation. Root intrusion from surrounding large trees can also cause unnecessary stress and pressure to underground plumbing.
  • Why should I care about a foundation problem?
    Foundation problems can create detrimental complications to your entire building structure. Left untreated, symptoms grow more and more destructive to entire residential or commercial infrastructures. These problems cost thousands of dollars in foundation restoration for homes or businesses. Health risks for building occupants also occur due to contamination from broken sewers and leaking drain pipes.
  • How can you locate a foundation problem?
    A thorough inspection of your underground plumbing can avoid continuous slab movement orto rule out plumbing leaks as a culprit for your shifty foundation. We specialize in diagnostic testing of sub-slab plumbing for residential and commercial properties. Our electronic listening and hydrostatic pressure tests find all breaks, leaks, and clogs in water systems and sanitary sewer systems. We can even determine the exact amount of fluid lost beneath slab during normal conditions.

What Others Say About Kost Plumbing

Thank you so much for all the help and support you provided when we had that leak! I couldn't have asked for a better job or price and the fact that you got it fixed so quickly that we were able to keep up our busy schedules without hardly missing a beat was AWESOME!!! Thanks again.

John D., Citra, FL

I do now know where to start, your prices and plumbing expertise are exceptional. I also appreciate your deck building and carpenter skills, not to mention that outstanding kitchen remodel. With your card I do not need anybody's "List" or any "Referral Program". Keep up the good work!

Chuck F., Reddick, FL

Thomas has done numerous jobs for me, and his work is always exceptional. He is very dependable and is willing to go out of his way to make sure the job is done right. In my opinion you could not hire a more professional or honest person.

Barbara A., Ocala, FL

We had Kost Plumbing come out on weeknight when we had no water and he fixed the problem THAT NIGHT! We were amazed at his great work ethic and honest prices that he will be our Plumber for Life!!

Susan J., Ocala, FL

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