Concrete Leveling And Concrete Lifting Elk Grove CA

Do you need concrete leveling and lifting in Elk Grove CA? If you have a sunken sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, or any other kind of uneven slab, you’ve landed on the right page! At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been working hard to fix sunken slabs in Elk Grove since 2005.

We use a procedure called polyurethane foam injection to lift the slab. It’s fast, minimally-invasive, and a lasting solution. If you have an uneven slab, we can lift it, level it, and make it beautiful again in no time flat. Most concrete leveling jobs using polyurethane foam injection take only a few hours. When we’re done, the slab is ready for use.

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Sunken Concrete Is Both A Safety Hazard And A Liability

We probably don’t need to convince you that an uneven concrete slab is an eyesore. However, it’s also a safety hazard, and this is why you shouldn’t put this repair on the back burner. If someone on your property trips, falls, and gets injured, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. So, you’ll want to take care of uneven concrete as soon as possible.

We are able to level sunken or settled concrete slabs in Elk Grove, 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 the repair. Many times concrete slabs sink because the soil isn’t able to hold them up. Other repair solutions such as replacing a slab, and a procedure known as mudjacking, don’t address this problem. This means you might have to redo the repair at some point. Polyurethane foam injection is lightweight and able to permanently hold up a slab.

  • It’s a cost-effective solution. Slabjacking – as polyurethane foam injection is commonly called – is less expensive than replacing the slab.

  • It usually only takes a few hours.  Most lifting jobs using polyurethane foam injection only take 2-3 hours.

  • It’s lightweight. Polyurethane foam is an extremely lightweight substance that’s able to lift and level a slab without adding extra weight to the soil.

  • It’s an environmentally-friendly, green solution. The polyurethane foam 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…

There’s too much water under the slab. This can wash away the soil and leave behind voids which the slab will then sink down into.

The soil isn’t strong enough to support a slab. Some soil types simply aren’t able to support a heavy concrete slab. If so, it will eventually start to sink and become unlevel.

Expansive soil. Expansive soils expand as they soak up water and then shrink when they dry out. This swelling/shrinking cycle is usually seasonal, and it causes movement in the soil under the slab. This movement can lead, over time, to uneven slabs.

Invasive tree roots.  Tree roots can push up against a slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.

cracked concrete slab

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

Prior to polyurethane foam injection, uneven concrete slabs were fixed by either digging up the slab and replacing it, or via a repair method commonly referred to as ”mudjacking”. Neither one of these methods was the perfect solution though. That’s why, today, most unlevel slabs are raised using polyurethane foam injection.

Before concrete slab lifting

Mudjacking

Mudjacking involves injecting a cement slurry under the slab in order to raise it. The problem with mudjacking is the fact that the cement slurry isn’t exactly lightweight. If the soil was