Not all leaks happen because of a burst pipe. Groundwater leaks usually happen in the basement or lowest point of a home and are the result of water collecting around the foundation of a home. If your home or business is on a hill or slope it is even more susceptible to having water collect and leak into the structure.
Detecting and removing groundwater leaks
As a homeowner, there are a few things you can do to help prevent basement leaks. One of the simplest preventative measures is to keep your gutters clean and free of debris. You will also want to make sure that any ground and run-off water is being properly removed from the base of the house. In some circumstances, this can only be done by using a sump pump or French drain trench. Sometimes leaks are underground and cannot be seen on the surface. When water is leaking into your home but you cannot visibly see water on the surface it is time to call a leak detection specialist.
Other causes of underground water leaks
When it comes to underground water leaks the key is to have accurate leak location. Specialists and technicians will use top of the line equipment in order to locate these leaks without having to dig up large areas of your yard to find the source of the problem. In many cases, an underground leak will be the result of a cracked or broken pipe. This can occur during a tremor, outside pressure on the pipes or even tree roots growing up and into the pipes.