Concrete Leveling And Concrete Lifting Hercules CA

Having problems in Hercules CA with an unsightly sunken sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, garage floor or some other kind of concrete slab? If so, you’ve landed on the right page. We’re Bay Area Underpinning and if you need assistance with concrete leveling and concrete lifting in Hercules CA, we can help you out.

Since 2005, we’ve been busy repairing foundations, and leveling and lifting concrete in Hercules, CA. Yes, uneven concrete slabs are an eyesore. However, we can lift them, level them, and make them beautiful again in no time flat! Short on time? Scroll down to check out our customer feedback.

Sunken Concrete Is Both A Safety Hazard And A Liability

Uneven concrete sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks are also trip hazards and a liability that could result in injury and legal action if someone gets hurt. So, you don’t want to put this repair on the back burner.

We are able to level sunken or settled concrete slabs in Hercules, 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:

  • It’s a long-term solution. Polyurethane foam is lightweight and because of this it doesn’t add more weight to the soil. An older method of lifting and leveling concrete known as “mudjacking” may temporarily lift the concrete. However, the cement slurry used in mudjacking is heavy and adds weight to the soil. If the soil had trouble supporting the concrete before, adding more weight to it is the last thing you want to do.

  • It’s a cost-effective solution. Concrete leveling and lifting via polyurethane foam injection is easier on the pocketbook than digging up and replacing the slab.

  • It usually only takes a few hours. Polyurethane foam injection is not only a fast procedure, but also allows the slab to be used immediately after the repair is complete.

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

  • It doesn’t harm the environment. Polyurethane foam will not release toxic compounds into the soil. Therefore, it’s a green 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…

Problems with drainage. An excess amount of water can wash away the soil under the slab and leave behind voids.

Weak soil that’s unable to hold up a slab. Not all types of soil are strong enough to withstand the weight of a concrete slab.

Expansive soil. Expansive soil swells when it soaks up water and shrinks when it dries out. Over time this swelling-shrinking cycle – which is usually seasonal – can cause uneven slabs.

Invasive tree roots. You can probably guess how this happens. The roots push against the slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.

cracked concrete slab

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

Uneven concrete slabs have historically been repaired in one of two ways. They were either fixed via “mudjacking”, or by breaking up the uneven slab and pouring fresh concrete. However, both of these solutions have their disadvantages.

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 already struggling to hold up the slab, adding more weight to it in the form of a heavy, cement slurry is only going to cause it to sink even deeper into the soil.

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