Underground water leaks can cause significant damage to properties and lead to substantial financial losses if not detected and addressed promptly. At AnyLeak, we specialize in providing top-tier underground water leak detection services across British Columbia (BC), ensuring that residential and commercial properties remain safe from the detrimental effects of hidden water damage.

Why Choose AnyLeak for Underground Water Leak Detection?

AnyLeak has been serving BC since 1999, bringing a wealth of experience and a dedicated team of skilled professionals to tackle even the most challenging water penetration issues. Our comprehensive approach to leak detection combines state-of-the-art technology with expert knowledge, allowing us to accurately locate and repair leaks, thereby saving our clients from expensive repairs and potential property damage.

Techniques Used in Underground Water Leak Detection

Acoustic Leak Detection

Acoustic leak detection is one of the primary methods we employ to identify underground leaks. This technique involves using sensitive listening devices to detect the sound of water escaping from pipes. By analyzing the acoustic signals, our technicians can pinpoint the exact location of the leak with high accuracy, minimizing the need for extensive excavation.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging cameras are invaluable tools in our leak detection arsenal. These cameras detect temperature variations in the ground caused by leaking water. By capturing thermal images, we can identify areas where water is escaping and accumulating, enabling us to locate leaks without invasive procedures.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-destructive method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This technique is particularly useful for detecting leaks in areas where pipes are buried deep underground or under solid surfaces like concrete. GPR allows us to create detailed maps of underground utilities and identify anomalies indicative of leaks.

Tracer Gas Detection

Tracer gas detection involves introducing a safe, non-toxic gas into the water system. This gas escapes through the leak and rises to the surface, where it is detected by sensitive gas sniffers. This method is highly effective for locating leaks in complex pipe networks and under challenging conditions.

Dye Testing

Dye testing is a straightforward yet effective technique where a colored dye is added to the water system. The dye emerges at the leak point, allowing our technicians to visually identify the location of the leak. This method is often used in conjunction with other techniques to confirm leak locations.

Pressure Testing

Pressure testing involves isolating sections of the water system and pressurizing them to detect drops in pressure that indicate the presence of a leak. This method is particularly useful for detecting leaks in closed systems and can help us determine the severity and location of the leak.

Detailed Service Explanation

Initial Assessment

The first step in our underground water leak detection service is a thorough initial assessment. Our technicians will conduct a comprehensive inspection of the property, gathering information about the water system, identifying potential problem areas, and discussing any symptoms or concerns the client may have noticed.

Selection of Detection Method

Based on the initial assessment, our team will determine the most appropriate detection methods to use. Factors such as the type of pipes, the depth of the pipes, the nature of the surrounding soil, and the specifics of the leak symptoms all influence this decision. In many cases, a combination of methods will be employed to ensure the highest accuracy.

Implementation of Detection Techniques

Our skilled technicians will then deploy the selected detection techniques. Using advanced equipment and their extensive training, they will meticulously survey the area to locate the leak. This process is carried out with minimal disruption to the property, ensuring that any necessary excavation is kept to an absolute minimum.

Analysis and Reporting

Once the leak has been located, we provide a detailed report to the client. This report includes the exact location of the leak, the probable cause, and recommendations for repair. Our transparent reporting process ensures that clients are fully informed and can make educated decisions about the next steps.

Repair and Prevention

In addition to detecting leaks, AnyLeak also offers comprehensive repair services. Our team of qualified contractors can quickly and efficiently repair the identified leaks, using high-quality materials and proven techniques. Furthermore, we provide advice and solutions for leak prevention, helping to safeguard properties against future issues.

Areas Served in British Columbia

AnyLeak proudly serves a wide range of areas across British Columbia. Our extensive coverage ensures that residents and businesses throughout the province can benefit from our expert leak detection services. The areas we serve include, but are not limited to:

  • Vancouver
  • Surrey
  • Burnaby
  • Richmond
  • Abbotsford
  • Coquitlam
  • Kelowna
  • Langley
  • Nanaimo
  • Victoria
  • Kamloops
  • Chilliwack
  • Maple Ridge
  • Prince George
  • New Westminster
  • Port Coquitlam
  • North Vancouver
  • West Vancouver
  • Delta
  • Saanich

Common Scenarios for Underground Water Leaks

Scenario 1: Residential Basement Flooding

A homeowner in Surrey noticed that their basement was persistently damp, despite the weather being dry. After contacting AnyLeak, our team conducted a thorough inspection and used acoustic leak detection to find a leak in the main water supply line buried under the front yard. The leak was quickly repaired, and the basement was subsequently waterproofed to prevent future issues.

Scenario 2: Commercial Building Water Bill Spike

A commercial property manager in Vancouver reported an unexplained spike in their water bill. Using thermal imaging, our technicians identified a hot water leak beneath the building’s foundation. The leak was repaired, and the property manager was able to implement measures to monitor and control water usage more effectively.

Scenario 3: Pool Area Leak

A homeowner in Richmond noticed that their pool was losing water faster than usual. AnyLeak’s team used dye testing to trace the leak to an underground pipe leading to the pool. The pipe was repaired, and the pool area was restored to its original condition.

Scenario 4: Irrigation System Leak

In Kelowna, a homeowner’s garden was suffering from patches of unusually lush vegetation. Our team used tracer gas detection to find a leak in the underground irrigation system. The damaged section was replaced, and the irrigation system was adjusted to prevent future leaks.

Scenario 5: High-Rise Building Garage Flooding

A high-rise building in Burnaby experienced frequent flooding in its underground garage. Using GPR, AnyLeak identified a leak in the main water line running beneath the garage. The leak was repaired with minimal disruption to the residents, and the garage was made watertight.

Scenario 6: Low-Rise Apartment Complex Leak

An apartment complex in Victoria had several units reporting water damage on the lower floors. Our technicians used a combination of acoustic detection and pressure testing to locate multiple leaks in the plumbing system. The leaks were repaired, and the building’s plumbing was upgraded to prevent future issues.

Scenario 7: Retail Store Plumbing Leak

A retail store in Kamloops noticed wet spots appearing on their floor. AnyLeak’s team used thermal imaging to identify a leak in the underground plumbing. The pipe was repaired, and the store implemented a regular maintenance schedule to monitor for potential future leaks.

Scenario 8: Industrial Facility Water Loss

An industrial facility in Prince George experienced a significant loss of water pressure, affecting operations. Using tracer gas detection, AnyLeak located a major leak in an underground supply line. The line was repaired, and the facility’s water supply was restored to full capacity.

Scenario 9: Underground Parking Lot Leak

A parking lot in Nanaimo had persistent water pooling issues. AnyLeak used GPR to map the underground utilities and identified a leak in the drainage system. The drainage system was repaired, preventing further water accumulation.

Scenario 10: Home Garden Soggy Patch

A homeowner in Abbotsford noticed a soggy patch in their garden. Our team used dye testing to trace the leak to an underground water pipe. The pipe was repaired, and the garden was restored to its original state.


Underground water leaks can cause significant damage if not detected and repaired promptly. At AnyLeak, we utilize advanced technology and expert knowledge to provide top-notch underground water leak detection services across British Columbia. By choosing AnyLeak, you can be assured of accurate detection, efficient repairs, and preventive solutions to protect your property from the harmful effects of water leaks.

For more information or to schedule a service, contact AnyLeak today:

Email: info@Anyleak.ca
Phone: +1 (604)269-5325