Concrete Lifting Folsom, CA
Are you tired of looking at an unsightly sunken sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, garage floor or some other type of concrete slab in Folsom? If you need assistance with concrete lifting (also known as slabjacking or polyurethane foam injection) in Folsom CA, don’t hit that back button because you’re in the right place!
At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been lifting sunken concrete slabs in Folsom, CA since 2005. If you have an uneven slab, we can lift it and make it beautiful again in no time flat!
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Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability
Sunken concrete slabs are trip hazards that could result in injuries and lawsuits if you’re not careful. If you have an uneven slab, don’t wait until someone gets hurt. Repair it today.
We’re able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Folsom, CA including, but not limited to…
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Concrete sidewalks and other types of walkways
Interior concrete floor slabs
Concrete pool decks
Benefits of Concrete Lifting via Polyurethane Foam Injection
The benefits of concrete lifting – also known as slabjacking or polyurethane foam injection – are many, including:
- You only need to do it once. Another method of lifting and leveling concrete called “mudjacking” uses a heavy cement
- It won’t break the bank. Polyurethane foam injection is less expensive that replacing the slab.
- Most repairs take only a few hours. Polyurethane foam injection is a fast procedure and once it’s complete, you can immediately start using the slab again.
- It doesn’t harm the environment. Polyurethane foam is a green solution that won’t release harmful chemicals into the soil.
- Level concrete just looks good! Sunken, uneven concrete is an eyesore.
What Causes Concrete Slabs to Sink or Become Uneven?
Concrete slabs sink and become uneven for a variety of reasons including…
Too much water under the slab. Water can wash away the soil creating voids that the slab will then sink into.
Weak soil. Not all soils can support the weight of a heavy concrete slab.
Expansive soil. Expansive soil expands as it absorbs water and then shrinks by that same amount when it dries out. Over time this swelling-shrinking cycle can cause slabs to become uneven.
Invasive tree roots. The tree’s roots push against the slab and eventually cause sections of it to become uneven.
What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?
Traditionally, uneven slabs were repaired either via “mudjacking”, or by digging up the sunken slab and pouring new concrete. Neither one of these methods was the best solution though and that’s why almost all concrete slabs are now lifted using polyurethane foam injection.
Mudjacking uses a heavy cement slurry to raise the slab and this is a problem because the slurry isn’t exactly lightweight. If the soil was already failing to support the slab, adding more weight isn’t going to help.
Replacing a slab means digging up the old one and then pouring new concrete. This is an expensive and time-consuming repair though. Freshly poured concrete takes time to dry and harden (i.e., cure). So, you won’t be able to use the new slab right away. Also, if the slab became uneven because the soil was weak, the new slab will eventually sink as well.
Of course, you should never add new concrete on top of a slab in order to even it out. This will only add more weight to an already sinking slab.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is an inexpensive, minimally-invasive procedure that injects a lightweight foam under the sunken slab in order to lift it. It’s a quick repair, and when it’s done you can start using the slab again right away.
Concrete Lifting Services In Folsom, CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Folsom, CA since 2005. Our mission is to make sure lifting your concrete slab is a stress-free event that provides a cost-effective, permanent fix.
For a free concrete lifting inspection and repair estimate, fill out the contact form at the top of the page.