I have a two-story house in Southern California and recently had a fresh
water line break in or under the slab it's built on. I suspect the soil
under the slab is high in clay content.
The water that came inside the house was enough to wet the carpet across a
ten by four foot area so it was not a great volume. The restoration has
proven to be a major project and the next phase will be a very expensive
floor. The house has been repiped throughout since the leak.
My water bill indicates I used about 800 cu ft more than usual during that
period. I did not notice any runoff outside the house so I am speculating
that most of it went under the slab.
I am now wondering if the slab has enough support left to keep from
Is this something I should be concerned about?