Tunneling Under Slab for Plumbing

At Wilson Home Services, we understand the frustration that comes with plumbing issues that require excavation or destruction of your property. That’s why we offer a cutting-edge solution to such problems through tunneling under slab for plumbing services. This method is less invasive and less destructive compared to traditional excavation, and it allows us to access the plumbing system beneath your foundation without damaging your property.

Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of service possible, ensuring that your plumbing system is restored to optimal performance in no time. Let us take care of your plumbing needs with our tunneling under slab service, and experience a stress-free solution that is both efficient and effective. Contact us today to experience first-hand why Wilson Home Services is the right choice for any under-slab tunneling project!

Plumber tunneling under a slab for plumbing repairs

What is Under Slab Tunneling?

Under slab tunneling is a construction technique that involves creating a tunnel under a building’s concrete foundation in order to perform repairs or installations of pipes, cables, or other utilities. The tunnel is typically used to install new utilities or repair existing ones, such as plumbing, electrical, or HVAC systems.

Tunneling under a slab is typically needed when traditional excavation methods are not feasible, such as when a building is located in a congested urban area or on a site with limited access. This technique requires specialized equipment and expertise to ensure that the building’s structural integrity is maintained throughout the process.

Is Tunneling Beneath the Foundation Necessary?

Tunneling beneath your foundation is sometimes necessary when it comes to accessing and repairing plumbing issues. It can be a complicated process, and should only be done by an experienced professional. This is because the tunnel must be precise in order to avoid any obstructions, and this requires skill and expertise. In addition, tunneling under the slab of your home or business can help prevent further damage from occurring.

Ultimately, while there are other ways to address plumbing issues, tunneling beneath your foundation may be necessary depending on the problem at hand. If you find yourself in need of a professional plumber for such services, be sure to contact Wilson Home Services for a reliable solution!

Signs You May Need Under-Slab Tunneling

When plumbing issues arise, it is important to know when traditional repairs are no longer viable. One such scenario is when under-slab tunneling may be the best solution. Here are a few signs you may need to consider this option:

  • Unusual noises coming from beneath your foundation or floors. This could indicate that something within the pipes is causing a blockage that needs to be cleared out.
  • A foul smell coming from your drains or vents in the home or business premises. This could indicate that there is an issue with the sewage lines and tunneling may be necessary to access them.
  • Unexpected water damage in areas of your flooring, walls, or ceilings caused by a burst pipe below the slab.

Busting pipe underneath concrete slabs

If any of these situations occur, it would be wise to contact an experienced plumbing contractor who specializes in under-slab tunneling services for further assessment and repair advice as soon as possible.

Advantages of Tunneling Under Slab for Plumbing

When it comes to installing or repairing plumbing services, there are several different methods that can be used. One option that is often overlooked is tunneling under a slab. While this may seem like a more complicated and time-consuming process compared to other methods, there are actually several advantages to tunneling under a slab for plumbing services.

  • Minimizes Damage to Property: One of the biggest benefits of tunneling under a slab for plumbing services is that it minimizes damage to the property. Since the tunnel is dug beneath the foundation, there is no need to tear up the flooring or break down walls in order to access the plumbing pipes. This means that the property remains intact, and there is less mess and disruption during the plumbing work.
  • Saves Time and Money: While tunneling under a slab may seem like a more involved process, it can actually save time and money in the long run. Since there is less damage to the property, there is less time required for repairs and cleanup after the plumbing work is complete. Additionally, tunneling under a slab can often be completed more quickly than other methods, which means that the overall cost of the project may be lower.
  • Provides Access to Hard-to-Reach Areas: In some cases, plumbing pipes and fixtures may be located in areas that are difficult to access using other methods. For example, if the pipes run beneath a concrete patio or driveway, tunneling under the slab may be the only way to reach them. By using this method, plumbers can access even the most hard-to-reach areas and complete the necessary repairs or installations.
  • Increases Longevity of Repairs: When repairs are made using other methods, such as breaking down walls or flooring, it can weaken the structure of the property and potentially lead to future problems. By tunneling under the slab, there is less damage done to the property, which can help to increase the longevity of the repairs and reduce the risk of future issues.


Tunneling Under Slab for Plumbing – The Process

Tunneling under a slab for plumbing is a necessary process in many construction jobs. It involves digging, cutting, and excavating an underground passage to place plumbing pipes or other utilities. This process requires careful consideration and knowledge of the layouts, conditions, and materials involved in order to ensure successful installation.

Step 1. Determine Tunnel Location

The first step of the under-slab tunneling process is to determine the exact location of the plumbing pipes that need to be accessed. This can be done through a variety of methods including hydrostatic testing, using a process of elimination, and determining where the leak has been observed.

It’s important that this step is undertaken accurately as it will directly impact how successful your repair job is.

Step 2: Digging the Tunnel

Once the exact location of the plumbing pipes has been determined, the next step is to begin digging the tunnel. This is done using a jackhammer or other specialized equipment depending on the hardness of your slab and the type of soil beneath it. The tunnel should be wide enough for an individual to comfortably access, usually about two feet in width.

Care should be taken to ensure that excessive amounts of dirt are not removed from below your slab as this can cause instability and possible collapse. We will also need to install venting systems along the walls of the tunnel as well as shoring up any loose soil with wood supports if necessary.

Step 3: Repairing the Plumbing Problem

Once the tunnel has been completed, the next step is to repair the plumbing problem. This will involve running new piping through your newly dug tunnel to replace any damaged or leaking sections of the pipe(s). Depending on the severity of the issue, there may also be some parts that require welding and soldering in place.

After all of this is complete, a professional plumber should then pressure test the lines to ensure that no further leaks are present.

Step 4: Filling in the Tunnel

Once all repairs and pressure testing to the new pipes are complete, it is time to fill in the tunnel. We will begin with the excavated soil that was previously removed from the tunnel and fill it back into place. In some cases, new dirt may also be necessary to ensure proper stability of the slab. Finally, mudjacking can be used as an additional layer of support for your home’s foundation allowing for better protection going forward.

Once finished, your home should be back at its normal level with no further issues from your plumbing problem.

Why Choose Wilson Home Services for Tunnel Plumbing Services?

When it comes to tunnel plumbing services, we pride ourselves on our expertise and professionalism. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose Wilson Home Services:

  • Experience: Our team has years of experience in tunnel plumbing services, and we have tackled a wide variety of projects. Whether you need a small repair or a large-scale installation, we have the skills and knowledge to get the job done right.
  • Quality: We believe that quality should be at the forefront of everything we do. That’s why we use only the best materials and equipment, and we always make sure that our work meets the highest standards.
  • Customer service: At Wilson Home Services, we know that great customer service is key to building long-term relationships with our clients. That’s why we always go above and beyond to make sure that our customers are satisfied with our work.
  • Competitive pricing: We understand that cost is an important consideration for many of our clients. That’s why we offer competitive pricing for all of our services, without compromising on quality or reliability.
  • Comprehensive services: From tunnel plumbing repairs to new installations, we offer a wide range of services to meet your needs. We can help you with everything from leak detection and repair to sewer line replacement and more.
  • Licensed and insured: We are fully licensed and insured, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you are working with a reputable and reliable company.
  • 24/7 Service for WHAM Members: As a member of our exclusive Wilson Home Annual Maintenance Plan, you can enjoy 24/7 emergency plumbing services for any tunnel plumbing needs you may have. We’ll be there for you when you need us the most.

Need Under Slab Tunneling? Contact Wilson Home Services Today!

Tunneling under slab for plumbing is a cost-effective, efficient, and accurate method of repairing or installing plumbing lines. At Wilson Home Services, we offer comprehensive tunnel plumbing services that are designed to minimize disruption to your property and provide long-lasting results. Our team of skilled technicians uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology to diagnose and fix a wide range of plumbing issues, from broken pipes to clogged drains.

If you’re experiencing plumbing issues and think that tunneling under slab might be necessary, simply fill our a contact form on our site to schedule a consultation. Our experienced technicians will assess your plumbing system and provide you with a comprehensive repair plan that will get your plumbing system back up and running in no time.

At Wilson Home Services, we stand behind our work with a customer satisfaction guarantee, so you can trust that your plumbing repairs will be done right the first time. Don’t let plumbing issues disrupt your daily routine. Contact us today to learn more about our tunnel plumbing services and how we can help you.

Under slab tunneling work


The length of the tunnel plumbing process depends on the extent of the plumbing issue, but our experienced technicians work quickly to minimize any disruptions to your routine.

No, our tunnel plumbing process is designed to minimize damage to your property, and we take great care to ensure that any damage is repaired.

Yes, we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee for all of our tunnel plumbing services.

Tunneling under slab can be used to repair or install a wide range of plumbing systems, including broken or leaking pipes, clogged drains or sewers, and the installation of new plumbing lines.

Our experienced technicians can diagnose your plumbing issue and determine whether tunneling under slab is necessary. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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