Concrete Lifting Dixon, CA
Are you struggling with an ugly, uneven sidewalk or some other type of concrete slab in Dixon, CA? If you’re searching for help with concrete lifting using polyurethane foam injection – also known as ”slabjacking” – don’t hit that back button because you’ve landed on the right page.
We’re Bay Area Underpinning and for the past 15 years – since 2005 – we’ve been helping residents of Dixon CA lift their sunken concrete slabs including sidewalks, pool decks, driveways, and more. Most concrete lifting jobs only take a few hours, and as soon as the repair is complete you can begin using the slab again.
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Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability
While sunken concrete slabs are ugly and can lower your property value based on that alone, they’re also a trip hazard. Don’t wait until someone on your property trips, gets injured, and files a lawsuit. Repairing your sunken concrete slab using polyurethane foam injection is a fast, easy process!
We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Dixon, CA including, but not limited to…
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 lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Davis, 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
- You won’t need another repair. The polyurethane foam weighs next to nothing and that means it won’t burden the soil with additional weight. While a technique called “mudjacking” might lift the concrete for a period of time, the cement slurry used to raise the slab is heavy. If the soil wasn’t able to support the concrete before, adding a heavy cement slurry to it isn’t going to help. In fact, it could make the slab sink even more and then you’ll need another repair.
- It costs less than replacing the slab. Digging up and replacing a slab is both expensive and time-consuming.
- It’s quickly implemented. Polyurethane foam injection is not only a quick procedure, but it enables you to use the slab immediately after the repair is complete.
- Polyurethane foam is extremely lightweight. It won’t add more weight to soil that may already be having trouble supporting the slab.
- Polyurethane foam injection is a green solution. Polyurethane foam is an environmentally-friendly repair method 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…
Water has washed away the soil. When this happens it will leave behind voids that the slab will sink into, becoming uneven.
The soil can’t support the slab. There are a variety of types of soil. Some are stronger than others. If the soil under the slab is weak, the slab will start to sink and become uneven.
Expansive soil. Expansive soils are those that swell and expand in size as they absorb moisture. When they dry out, they shrink. This movement in the soil can – over time – cause a concrete slab to become uneven.
Tree roots. Tree roots pushing against a slab can cause sections of it to become uneven.
What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?
In the past, uneven concrete slabs were fixed using one of two methods: replacing the slab or via a procedure commonly referred to as ”mudjacking”. Neither one was the best solution for fixing a sunken sidewalk, pool deck, or driveway, as you shall see. That’s why, today, most sunken slabs are repaired using polyurethane foam.
Mudjacking uses a slurry consisting of soil, water, and cement, to lift a sunken slab. However, because the slurry contains cement, it’s pretty heavy. This is a problem if the slab sunk because the soil couldn’t hold it up. Adding the mudjacking slurry to soil that was already having trouble supporting a slab isn’t going to help. In fact, it could make things worse.
Fixing a sunken slab via tearing up the old slab and replacing it with a new one is a lot of work. It’s expensive and time-consuming. Newly poured concrete takes time to harden and dry. That means you’re going to have some downtime as you wait until the new slab is ready to use. Also, if the old slab became uneven because of weak soil, the new one will as well. You haven’t solved the problem.
Whatever you do, never add new concrete to a sunken slab in order to make it even. Adding additional weight to a sunken slab could cause it to sink even more.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is a quick, minimally-invasive repair method that can usually be completed in just a few hours. Holes are drilled into the concrete (they’ll be filled in later), and then a polyurethane foam is injected under the slab. It expands almost immediately and lifts the slab up. The slab is ready for use as soon as the repair is complete.
Concrete Lifting Services in Dixon, CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs services in Dixon, CA since 2005. Our mission is to make sure lifting and leveling 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.