Underground water leaks can cause problems and one of these problems can be the cost.  It can vary greatly depending if the pipes with the leak are simply under some grass or if they are under a concrete slab or driveway, etc.  

The more work that it takes to get to the leak and the more work and materials it takes to fix the leak or leaks, then the more the project will cost.

It’s these issues that make it difficult to give an exact quote until the work is underway.

But, to give you an idea of how wide the range of cost could be, on average, a simple minor leak repair could be as low as $650.00 but the cost could go up to $5000.00 or more if there are multiple or problematic leaks under concrete slabs.

As you can see, this is a very wide range and it’s best to speak to your plumber about your specific project.

Who Fixes Underground Water Leaks?

Buried underground water leaks are not something you want to ignore. They can cause serious structural damage to your home, and even lead to mold or flooding if they go unnoticed for too long. Underground water leaks may be tricky to identify, but there is a professional out there who fixes them: an experienced plumber. They can use their knowledge and tools to identify the source of the leak, and then take the necessary steps to fix it.

How Do You Tell If A Water Pipe Is Broken Underground?

The 3 most common ways that a homeowner becomes notified of a possible underground water leak are…

  1. The water bill is higher than normal
  2. There’s a noticeable water stain on the floor or wall
  3. There’s a puddle of water in the yard

The first thing to do is to turn off all the water faucets in your home – this should stop the water meter from running.  Then go check your water meter and if you see that the indicator in your meter is running, that means that somewhere, water is still running and you’re being charged for that water!

If you suspect that you may have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, we recommend that you contact a professional plumber as soon as possible.

How Do You Find A Broken Underground Pipe?

Plumbers use camera inspection equipment to help them find a broken pipe quickly and this will help greatly if your leak happens to be under the home’s foundation or under your driveway.

But oftentimes, if the leak happens to be out in your yard, you can usually identify it if there’s a puddle of water in that area.

You’ll first want to check your sprinkler system (if you have one) and the problem could simply be coming from that system.  If not, the problem could be your main water line and depending on where the leak is, it could be something that your city is responsible for, or that you are responsible for fixing.

Locating leaks, whether they be behind walls or underground is a very time consuming and frustrating project. The proper equipment can make the job easier and faster.

If you have any questions about underground water leaks or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.