“I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the exceptional service provided by Rod and the Top Dog team. They quickly determined why there was a foul odor in our yard and were able to fix the issue before it became a much bigger and more costly problem.”

Carl T.

Mystery Leaks

Mainline Water


A water main leak or break can cause significant damage and leave with quite a mess to deal with. It is often also an emergency situation. Top Dog is equipped, able and can mobilize quickly to solve the problem. 

A water main refers to the pipe that brings water to your home from the meter at the street. When a problem occurs with the main water line that runs underground from the street to your home, it’s your responsibility to remedy the issue. 

Mainline water damage can be caused by various factors. Shifting soil underneath the earth, Corrosion, tree roots, changing hydraulic dynamics, such as sudden high water pressure, frozen pipes, or age can cause leaks or bursts.

The following are just some of the signs that can indicate that you have an issue with your main water line:


  • Low or no water pressure
  • Murky or discolored water
  • Water pooling in your yard
  • Increased water bill

We are fully equipped, ready and able to tackle your roof leak today. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate today.

Top Dog uses state of the art technology and tools to detect the exact location of the leak, saving money not having to excavate large areas of your property. When possible we use trenchless pipe repair in order to keep your lawn and landscaping beautiful. 

Water leaks are one of the most common and frustrating problems you can have with your home. They are also a problem that can waste hundreds of gallons of water and cause major damage to your property if left untreated. Leaks often start small and then grow into big problems, causing structural damage to your property and underlying foundation. Leaking water can also lead to dangerous mold growth. It is critical to take care of leaks quickly and correctly.

Top Dog is a full service water leak company that can help you detect and repair any type of leak in your home. Our professionals combine their experience with state-of-the-art, leading-edge technology and tools to properly assess your problem. Only when the true source is found, do the repairs start. 

As a leader in the water leak solutions and foundation repair industry, customers have been trusting us to deliver exceptional service and results for over 25 years. We have built our reputation on quality, reliability and affordability and getting the job done right the first time.

Trust Top Dog to Find and Repair Your Water Leaks

  • Class A contractor with classifications of CBC, HIC, and RBC
  • Warranted Services
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Fully Insured
  • 24 Hour Emergency Service


Sewer
Slab Leaks

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Mystery Leaks


Water leaks can be difficult to find. It is critical to quickly find the exact location and cause of a leak. It can be frustrating because although seeing water, or the damage left from water, maybe more obvious, finding the source of the leak often isn’t. Leak detection is a combination of experience and technology.

Leaks are caused by many more things than plumbing problems. Mystery leaks are often determined to be caused by:

  • Groundwater
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Basements
  • Foundations
  • Roofs
  • Windows 


We know this because we've been helping customers detect and repair mystery leaks for over 25 years. Our experts use state of the art technology and their decades of experience to quickly find and effectively solve your water leak problems.

Knowing the warning signs of slab leak may allow you to address the problem while you still have multiple options for repairing it. Once it is an advanced leak, damages can mount and repair costs can be in the tens of thousands of dollars, and many homeowners’ insurance policies provide little or no coverage. 


“We made an emergency call to Top Dog when we had a water main break. They were able to help us the same day and save our home from significant damage. If you need a professional solution they are the company to choose, without a doubt.”

Dennis R. ​​

“Rod was professional and patient, sharing his knowledge and answering all my questions. His team quickly found out why our basement was flooding with every rain and fixed it for us - fast! I can’t say enough good things about Top Dog!” 

Mike P.​​

“Top Dog found the source of our leak when others couldn’t and fixed it - quickly and on budget. Professional and punctual, I highly recommend them!” 

Jason S. ​​

Basement Leaks
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Basement Leaks


Some water leaks are very obvious, while other serious leaks can be harder to detect and can leak for years. To fix basement leaks, it is important to identify the root cause of the problem and address it accordingly.Finding these leaks requires not only cutting edge sophisticated technology and equipment, but deep expertise and experience. Top Dog has over 25 years of experience, and we’re constantly learning new techniques and technologies to better serve you.


It is critical to address basement leaks as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the foundation and the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause serious health problems.

Basement leaks can be caused by various factors. A few common causes include:


  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • High water table
  • Failed drain tile system
  • Poor grading
  • Wall leaks
  • Plumbing problems
  • Non-functioning gutters and downspouts
  • Sump pump issues
  • Pipe burst


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“Soon after buying our new house we realized that we had a significant slab leak. The pricing was in line and the work was beyond our expectations. We were so happy with Top Dog that we hired them to finish our basement!”

Debbie C.​​

Sewer


Sewer leaks can be expensive to repair, but even more costly to ignore. A sewer backup is a significant plumbing problem for any home. Sewage and wastewater that fail to drain properly can back up into your home through the toilets, sinks, and drains. A sewer backup can cause extensive damage to your home and put your family at risk of illness. Sewer gas can cause irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, nervousness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and drowsiness. Sewage water contains bacteria and viruses that can cause serious illnesses.

Some of the symptoms of sewer pipe damage include:


  • Sewage backup and blockages
  • Odor of sewage gas
  • Patches of lush grass
  • Muddy yard when it hasn’t rained
  • Discoloration on walls or floors
  • Slow drains
  • Pests
Roof Leaks services
Wall leaks

Top Dog uses state of the art technology and non-invasive techniques to quickly find your repair and save you time and money. Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate.

Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate.

We are fully equipped, ready and able to tackle your mystery leak problem today

Prevent further damage and talk to an expert today. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate.

You can trust us. Top Dog has over 25 years of experience accurately locating leaks in and repairing sewer lines. 

“Top Dog found the leaks in the roof of our historic home and repaired it fast. They treated my property with respect and cleaned up, leaving it free of debris. I highly recommend hiring them!”

Brandon G.​​

“Rod and his team were on time (actually early!), professional, and most importantly did excellent work. They quickly found the problem, fixed it and left my house as clean as when they arrived.” 

Rachel P.​​

“After getting a huge water bill, it was obvious there was a leak, but not obvious where. Rod came out right away and found the issue on day one. I wish I could give them 6 stars!”

Meagan R.​​

We have the equipment, expertise, and professionals to locate leaks at the source and offer the right remedies to reduce damage and keep repair costs to a minimum.


Slab Leaks


A slab leak happens when pressurized pipes beneath your home break, crack or burst, or from high water table and hydrostatic pressure. These leaks can result in serious problems, including foundation wall and slab cracks and sinkholes, which might cause your home to shift and sink. Less serious issues include high water bills, bad odors, low water pressure. 

Because it is underground, the source of a slab leak is not visible to the naked eye. Top Dog uses state of the art instruments to detect the issue, locating the break within a few square feet. This saves thousands of dollars by not having to demolish a large portion of the slab to perform the repair. 

There are several common signs that suggest you have a slab leak in your home:

  • Higher water bills without increased usage
  • The sound of running water when all water is turned off
  • Cracks in your foundation, walls or flooring
  • Mildew or noticeable moisture under carpets or flooring
  • Warm or damp places on floors
  • Bad smell from floors or walls
  • Visible shift in the soil around the structure

Top Dog is a leader in leak detection and repair and has been helping homeowners find the cause of their basement leaks and solving them for decades. 

We hold a Class A license with classifications of HIC CBC RBC, the highest construction building license a company can obtain in the state of Virginia. When you hire Top Dog, you receive the skills and experience of a Virginia builder specializing in water leak detection and prevention. 

A premier roofing contractor, our professionals use state-of-the-art technology to get the job done right, every time. We take care of you from start to finish, whether it’s roof repair or the installation of a new roof and are experienced in shingle, asphalt shingle, metal, copper, slate and cedar shake roofing. 


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Top Dog uses state of the art technology and tools to detect the exact location of the sewage leak, saving money not having to excavate large areas of your property. When possible we use trenchless pipe repair in order to keep your lawn and landscaping beautiful. 

Sewer problems have many causes including:


  • Tree roots

  • Old pipes

  • Clogs

  • Soil failure

  • Earthquakes, floods, storms


One way to determine the problem in a sewer line is using sewer camera inspection. This method uses a video camera to look inside the sewer line and can be used to inspect the interior and exterior of sewer pipes. Sewer camera inspections can be performed on all types of sewer lines, including PVC, ABS, cast iron, concrete and more.

Sewer odors are not a pleasant thing to deal with. They can be caused by a variety of things, including sewer backups, plumbing problems and overflowing sewer lines. Top Dog is an expert at sewer odor detection, a process that involves the use of special equipment to find the source of sewer gas. 

Sewer lines can be repaired by several methods. One option is to replace the damaged section of pipe, which can be done in-place. This is the most common method of repair and involves removing the damaged section of pipe and replacing it with new PVC pipe. In some cases, you may need a complete sewer line replacement. 

Top Dog uses state of the art technology and non-invasive techniques to quickly find your problem, determine the best method of action and save you time and money.​


Wall leaks


Some water leaks are obvious, while other serious leaks can be harder to detect and may have been leaking for years before the damage was noticed.

Once a water leak is detected, it is crucial to address it immediately to prevent further damage. It is important not to patch a leak with caulking or another type of sealant without actually fixing the source of the leak. At Top Dog we use our expertise coupled with the latest technology and tools to find the leak and fix it right.

Infrared Thermal Imaging is one state of the art, non-invasive way that we provide leak detection services for our customers.In some cases with Infrared Thermal Imaging, we can find unseen water leaks behind walls, under floors, in ceilings, and more, without causing damage to your home in order to find the water leak source. 

Here are a few signs that you may have a wall water leak:


  • Water stains
  • Mold growth
  • Peeling paint
  • Stained wall, ceiling or floor
  • Musty odor​

Roof Leaks


There is a lot to consider when investing in roof repairs or a new roof. That is why it’s so important to hire dependable, reputable professionals who have the right equipment and experience in the field. Top Dog is a Class A contractor with classifications of CBC, HIC, and RBC, the highest construction building license a company can obtain in the state of Virginia. 

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, so it’s vital to keep it in top condition. Here are just a few common causes of roof leaks:

  • Age
  • Damaged or poorly installed flashing
  • Broken or missing roof tiles/slates
  • Worn vent boots
  • Clogged gutters
  • Cracked chimney
  • Wildlife
  • Trees
  • Ice damming​