When you have cracks in your foundation, Sheetrock, bricks or floors it could be time for Hydrostatic Drain Testing for plumbing leaks. The Hydrostatic Drain test involves plugging off the drain system where it comes out from under the building. Then we fill the pipes with water to check for leaks usually to the level of a shower or commode flange. If the water falls from this level that is an indication there are leaks under the slab.
Hydrostatic Drain Testing Clean-outs
To do the hydrostatic drain test we need a proper clean-out to make sure the test ball holding the water in the drain system is not leaking. There are two types of acceptable clean-outs. One is a two way clean-out tee and the other other is two combination tees turned towards each other as you can see in the pictures.
If a leak is discovered in the drainage system after the hydrostatic test is complete then isolating the leak is the next step. This step requires place test balls in the drainage system at different points to isolate each section to find the area that is leaking. Once we find the leaking area we isolate sections to try and pin-point the leak. A video camera and hydraulic test hose is necessary to locate the test at the proper points for the testing.
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If you have questions or need additional help, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We welcome you to visit slableak.com if you need more information on a slab leak busted pipes under your slab, or just give us a call. Our expert plumbers are experienced in all types of repairs.