Legacy Plumbing Serves Lewisville
We are proud to serve the community of Lewisville (and Castle Hills) by providing best-in-class plumbing maintenance and repair. On this page is more information and a collection of resources that will help you deal with any plumbing issues you might have as a homeowner or renter.
(Page Last Updated October, 2020. Contact the City of Lewisville for the latest information.)
The vast majority of the homes in Lewisville have a concrete slab foundation, although homes built in the mid 60’s and earlier have a much higher likelihood of having a crawl space under a pier and beam foundation.
Lewisville has many homes (almost 50%) built between 1960 and 1980. In addition to the usual plumbing wear and tear you would expect with older homes, there are some common issues we run into with homes of this age.
One is cast iron sewer piping. Cast iron is heavy, quiet, and durable when first installed, but over time it starts to rust away and fall apart. This is accelerated by liquid drain cleaners and detergents that are put down the drain. See our page on drain line replacement for more information.
Like some other cities in our service area, parts of Lewisville (especially Castle Hills) experience high water pressure. Water pressure to the home should be between 40 and 80 PSI per plumbing code. If the pressure is higher than that, it will put more wear and tear on the fixtures and elevate the risk of water leaks and damages. The way to resolve this issue is to install a Pressure Reducing Valve on the main waterline serving the home and a thermal expansion tank on the water heater.
Shifting foundations are also a common problem in Lewisville. Older, mature trees near the house often exacerbate this issue by depleting the soil of water and changing its composition. When the foundation moves, it very often damages the water and sewer pipes that are run underneath it. If you have questions about your foundation, read this article for more information about what to expect.
Water Saving Credits
Old fixtures use more water. New fixtures use less. In order to help save water usage across the city, Lewisville has a Water Credit Program that can save you up to $375.00 per year from your utility bills if you upgrade your plumbing fixtures to new ones that follow the EPA’s Watersense Certification. Read the full list on their website, but here are two highlighted credits:
- Up to $50 credit for each toilet.
- Limited to three for the lifetime of the residence.
- House must have been built before the end of 2005.
- Approved toilets must be 1.28 GPM or less and WaterSense certified.
- The toilet being replaced must flush at a rate of 2 gallons or more.
- Up to a $30 credit for qualifying showerheads.
- Limited to three showerheads for the lifetime of the residence.
- Must be WaterSense certified.
- Showerheads being purchased must use 1.75 GPM or less.
Contact Legacy Plumbing to schedule your plumbing repair in Lewisville, Texas.