How to Repair a Cold Water Copper Line Leak under a Concrete Slab?

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A water leak under the slab often requires an expert to repair. To fix the cold water copper line leak under a concrete slab, you will need to dig or break the line out of the slab. Then, repair the line and add new concrete.
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Water leaks under a slab are usually caused by a water line leak or a sewer line leak. You may have a leak for a long time, and not know it if the cause is a sewer line. If the leak is caused from a leak in the water line, your water bill will be high. If water is leaking long enough it can cause some major damage. The foundation of the home may move or shift, which is called heaving. Heaving is caused when the soil swells due to excessive water, and it lifts the building.
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