A First Floor Repipe™ is better than jack hammering a slab for spot repair.

Close-up of construction working drilling floor with pneumatic drill.

Slab leak detection has its accuracy problems.

The resultant repair(s) can be frustrating, continuous…and costly.

But our First Floor Repipe™ works every time.

Bypass the problem. Re-route plumbing vertically.

Water is diverted from the slab and up to the house.

Problem solved. Your slab no longer leaks. 

Water flows where it SHOULD go. 

It’s the best solution when slabs leak.

And since we install with Lubrizol’s FlowGuardGold® (NOT problematic Pex or Copper) , 

you will have a high-quality solution that will last. Guaranteed.


Schedule online or call 678-439-9540 today for a free slab inspection and estimate. 

Ask about our financing options.


Homes built on a large concrete pad ( known as a slab) usually have plumbing pipes installed underneath the slab. When the plumbing pipes under a slab start leaking, you have what’s known as a slab leak.

In many cases, a slab leak indicates all the slab pipes have reached a point of failure. Repairing a slab leak can be a “Band-Aid” solution that is costly, invasive and does not solve the problem. We recommend bypassing slab pipes through our provide method of repipe. To find out more call: 678-439-9540 or fill out our repipe quote request form.

Leaking Pipes under a slab foundation are a serious condition. Slab leaks need to be addressed quickly due to the possibility of the slab being undermined by soil erosion.

Signs your home has a leaking pipe underneath the concrete foundation include:

Increased water bill
Pooling or water leakage on the side of your home
Buckling or wetting of inside floors


In many cases, a slab leak indicates all the slab pipes have reached a point of failure. Repairing a slab leak can be a “Whack-a Mole” solution that is costly, invasive and does not solve the problem. We recommend bypassing slab pipes through our proven method of repiping, the First Floor Repipe™. 

We believe bypassing bad slab pipe and re-routing new pipes vertically is the best option for homeowners because it is a permanent solution. We are able to provide a substantial warranty on this type pipe of re-routing because a completely new pipe is installed, and the entire defective pipe beneath the slab is eliminated from the plumbing system.

A First Floor Repipe™ by Plumbing Express involves the following:

  • Transferable Labor & Materials Warranty
  • Quick turn-key process (includes drywall patching & paint)
  • Insurance may help off-set the cost of the work
  • Water restored to the home at the end of each work day
  • Peace of mind knowing you won’t have another slab leak ever
  • The best materials and W2 employees who know their stuff
  • Flexible payment options

Slab repairs or “spot” repair amounts to patching a defective pipe. These are short-term to medium term solutions at best. Plus, spot repairs are fixing a pipe in one place that may be defective in others. For that reason, there is a minimal warranty. 

Many plumbers recommend a spot repair because they do not have experience bypassing slab pipes and re-routing vertically like we do. Spot repairs require identifying the approximate location of a leak by a professional leak detection service.  Professional leak detection companies use a version of a microphone to approximate the location of a leak by honing in on sound produced by pressurized water or air escaping the small hole in the pipe. 

Leak detectors make the assumption that the point the microphone detects the strongest sound is directly over the leak. When the leak detector determines the most likely area of a leak, they place a mark on your floor.

Leak detection services are notoriously inaccurate and their results are not guaranteed. Variations in slab concrete thickness, density, and sound conductivity, or the presence of multiple leaks mean the mark can be further away from the actual leak location.

Inaccuracy of leak detection instruments in addition to variations in sound carrying qualities of the slab also contribute to error in detection. Detection companies generally set a goal for a leak to be located within 2-4 feet of the mark. This 4 ft diameter means the leak is ideally within an 8-foot circular area on the floor. Inaccurate leak detection is a common problem for plumbers and can significantly balloon the cost of repairs to your home caused by jackhammering concrete and demolition.

Our free inspection will determine if your slab is leaking at all, and yield a First Floor Repipe™ estimate as a solution. We do refer to multiple leak detection partners during specific situations where determining all the slab leak locations is warranted for the homeowner to gain peace of mind before deciding to bypass the slab.

Please call us to discuss the specific details of your situation: 678-439-9540

We offer slab leak solutions for homes in these areas:

Greater Metro Atlanta

The Entire North Georgia Region

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I call a leak detection company before I call a plumber?

    We recommend calling a plumber before calling a leak detection company. Plumbers can help you evaluate the situation and can conduct isolation tests to confirm the leak is indeed under the slab.

  • How do pipes under the slab start to leak?

    After a pipe has deteriorated significantly small holes can develop from weak points across the pipe. Water will begin to seep out of these holes. The small holes grow larger over time resulting in a leak that can be visible in the floor or outside the foundation.

  • What are some signs of a slab leak?

    Increased water bill without other signs of a leak, moisture or seepage on the 1st floor, leaking water outside the foundation.

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What People Have to Say

“Overall, our interactions with Plumbing Express were professional, courteous and timely. Will definitely use again!”

Patrick R., Decatur, GA

I had all of the old pipes in my 18-year-old home removed and replaced. Plumbing Express did an exceptional job on the interior work. They matched all of the tile and grout, cleaned the site, and made it impossible to tell they had even been there…

Testimonial 2

We had just moved here and needed all of our piping changed to PVC, so we took their advice and recommendations. After hearing from our neighbors, we figured they would do a good job. They ended up doing an excellent job!

Testimonial 3

Plumbing Express was punctual, got the work done in a very tight time frame, and the quality was good. The employees were very courteous, on time, and very professional.

Testimonial 4

This team is professional, thorough, and friendly. The interior of our home looks great. There is no trace of work being done… I actually think it looks better than it did before the job! The patching and paint work are impeccable.

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