The Plumbing Experts at Acadian Plumbing provide quality Under Slab Repair & Hydro Tunneling Services.
In New Orleans, Under Slab Repairs are required by many home owners and businesses due to the settling and shifting of foundations. As a foundation shifts, over time it may cause pipes to separate or crack. When a pipe requires repair below a slab, a qualified plumber needs to get to the pipe. The most effective and safest way to reach the pipe, is to use Hydro Tunneling.
Hydro Tunneling is the process of removing or moving soil with pressurized water. An air conveyance or vacuum is then used to transfer the soil or debris to a debris tank. This allows for a non-destructive and more accurate way to excavate soil and locate underground utilities and pumping. The primary benefit of hydro tunneling is that it reduces damage and improves safety control. In addition, hydro tunneling avoids damage to underground pipes, lines, and cables. This, in turn, eliminates the high expenses needed for repairs and restoration.
Once the plumber finishes repairing all of the plumbing beneath the home and tests the system, a sand pump machine fills every inch of the tunnel with sand to ensure that the hole is sealed. This prevents water from finding a path under the property and causing foundation problems.