07:57AM | 11/13/06
Member Since: 11/12/06
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I recently noticed a wet spot outside the bathroom. Suspecting a leak I dug around and found that water is coming out between the house and the cement slab. It’s coming from my bathtub and my question is this: would it be better to take the tub out (and the sink) or break the cement to get to the pipe? The tub drain is less then a foot from the wall and is this something my son and I can do or should I hire someone? Thanks in advance Mary.


12:32PM | 11/13/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
That would depend what will your son do if or when he finds the source of the leak?

If it is a water line or waste line can he repair it?

Do you have radiant heating???


01:15PM | 11/13/06
Member Since: 11/12/06
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I have hired a plumber today to fix the leak for me. He is going to use a jack hammer to break the cement then repair the line. Some things just need to be done right the first time. thanks anyway Mary


03:09PM | 11/14/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Hi Mary, before you start the jack hammering you should contact your insurance company.

depending on how your policy is written it may cover the following.

1- opening the slab to find the exact location of the piping in question

2- Closing (repairing the slab)

The actual piping repairs are normally NOT covered

I have found over the years it takes longer to find the leak and close the openings then replacing the sections of piping.

I would check into it and look at your deductible to see if it pays



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