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Question DetailsAsked on 2/6/2015

water seeping through floor in living room

Yesterday I noticed water droplets coming put of my wooden flooring in living room. I checked all the taps they were closed, walls are dry as well. Is it possible some pipe under the ground is leaking ?

If I walk on the floor some water droplet would come out, if I press real hard than some more water will come out. Still amount of water is not alot, just few sips of water may be.
Earlier it was just couple of planks, now some more planks seems to be exuding water

My home is not that old just 15 years old. I am calling the plumber, what all things shall I get it checked ? What if after fixing some other pipe start leaking. I bought this home last year, I dont even have blue prints:(

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Is it's a concrete slab floor, wtaer pipes were likely placed before the slab was poured, so they are under the concrete, and thru the concrete at walls.

These leaks are very common here in Florida, as the majority of homes are built this way.

Repairing one leak doesn't insure there will not e more to come. Plumbers can Repipe the entire house, pricey but that is what gets done in many cases, after a few leaks and te resulting damage from water and the repair process to get to the leak.

Leaks are usually where the copper comes up the wall, right at or just under the concrete. Yours could be too, and the slight slope in the floor makes it appear out in th room.

Hope this helps. You click Submit Answer below to ask a question or provide more information.


Answered 5 years ago by BayAreaAC


I was not sure how to reply to gentelman's question, so posting the answer.

It is a concrete slab foundation but I am in Cedar Park,TX. I never heard of this issue from anyone. There is lot of limestone under the ground though

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9950729


It not likely the limestone, but could be. It is usually where the concrete makes contact with the copper,assuming it is copper pipe. They sleeve the copper with plastice where the pipe goes thru, but that is not always enough to prevent a leak.

Not to worry, a great plumber will be able to find it and advise you.

You'll find the best of the best, in plumbing here on Angie's List!


Answered 5 years ago by BayAreaAC

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