Concrete Leveling And Concrete Lifting Davis CA

If you’ve landed on this page, you must be searching for concrete leveling and concrete lifting in Davis CA. Well, you’re in the right place! At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been lifting and leveling concrete slabs including sidewalks, pool decks, and driveways in Davis since 2005.

We use a procedure called polyurethane foam injection (or slabjacking for short) to lift settled concrete slabs. It’s less expensive than replacing a slab, and it won’t add extra weight to the soil the way ”mudjacking” does.

If you have an uneven slab, contact us today and we’ll make it level again in no time flat. Most repairs only take a few hours. If you don’t have time to read through this entire page, scroll down and at least read our customer reviews!

Sunken Concrete Is Both A Safety Hazard And A Liability

You no doubt share our view that sunken concrete is ugly. However, it’s also a trip hazard. It someone trips, falls, and gets injured on your uneven slab you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, we don’t recommend you put this repair on the back burner.

We are able to level sunken or settled concrete slabs in Davis, CA including, but not limited to…

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Concrete sidewalks and other types of walkways

Concrete sidewalks and other types of walkways

concrete driveway

Concrete driveways

concrete floor

Interior concrete floor slabs

Concrete pool decks

Concrete pool decks

Concrete patios

Concrete patios

Benefits Of Concrete Leveling And Concrete Lifting Via Polyurethane Foam Injection

The benefits of concrete leveling and concrete lifting – also known as slabjacking or polyurethane foam injection – are many, including:

  • You won’t need to redo this repair. Concrete slabs often sink because the soil isn’t able to hold them up. You see, all soils are not alike. Some are stronger than others. So, if the slab sunk because the soil was weak, digging up and replacing the slab isn’t going to be a lasting fix because the new slab will eventually sink as well. Same with mudjacking. It uses a concrete slurry to lift the slab and that means adding more weight to soil that wasn’t able to support the slab to begin with.  That’s not a lasting solution. In fact, it could make the slab sink even more. In contrast, polyurethane foam is super lightweight. It’s able to lift a slab without burdening the soil with additional weight.

  • Slabjacking is a cost-effective solution. It will cost you more to dig up and replace the slab.

  • Most repairs take only a few hours. While there are exceptions, of course, the fact is that most slabjacking repairs only take a few hours.

  • Polyurethane foam is lightweight. It won’t add extra weight to the soil in the way that mudjacking does with its heavy cement slurry.

  • Polyurethane foam won’t harm the environment.  Polyurethane foam does not leach harmful chemicals into the soil. Therefore, it’s an environmentally-friendly solution you can feel comfortable using.

  • 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. Drainage problems can wash away the soil under a slab and allow voids to form. The slab then sinks into them and becomes uneven.

Weak soil. There are a variety of soils out there under concrete slabs. Some of them are strong and can support a heavy slab, while others are weak and cannot.

The soil under the slab is expansive. Expansive soils are those that swell as they soak up water and shrink as they dry out. This results in soil movement which can cause a slab to become uneven.

Invasive tree roots. This is where tree roots push against the slab and cause sections of it to become uneven. You’ve probably seen this many times in your life.

cracked concrete slab

What Are The Different Ways To Lift And Level A Concrete Slab?

Today, the most common method of lifting and leveling a concrete slab is polyurethane foam injection. However, this wasn’t always the case. Traditionally, sunken slabs were fixed by either replacing the slab, or via a technique we’ve already mentioned: mudjacking. However, both these methods had their drawbacks, and this is why today, most slab lifting is done via polyurethane foam injection.

Before concrete slab lifting