leak in foundation
I have a small slab brick house, approx 1400 sq ft, in Louisiana built in 1961. All my neighbors houses are 1920-1940 two story frames on pedistals. My water bill for 2 people double all my neigh who have children, more people using water, more laundry. We called the water co and they came out, we turned off everything and the needle on the water meter still moved, minutely... so they said I have a leak. Plumbers came, found nothing..none of my grass is greener along the water line. They sent another guy and he had a stethescope. I have a small skinny kitchen and finally he had me stand in kitchen and put my hand on the floor in front of the sink and then my other hand on other side in front of the built in oven. He said since the floor was much cooler in front of the sink, I have a leak in my slab. Said would have to reroute thru attic. I have a very small pitched roof with a tar roof. The cost of repair for me is very high and so we tried to get another opinion. No one else seems to do that around here. I am skeptical, also do not have the funds to take care of this.
I talked to co-workers and heard 3 stories of reroute that ended up horror stories making much bigger problems.
ANY ideas, suggestions or stories would be appreciated...