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Concrete Lifting in Brentwood, CA

Need concrete lifting in Brentwood, CA? We can lift your uneven concrete beautiful again.

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Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability

Don’t put off repairing a sunken concrete slab until someone trips, gets injured, and sues you. Most concrete lifting and leveling jobs using polyurethane foam injection can be completed in just a few hours.

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

Benefits Of Concrete Lifting Via Polyurethane Foam Injection

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

  • Polyurethane foam injection is less expensive than digging up and replacing the slab. It also doesn’t take as long. Digging up and replacing a slab is a time-consuming fix.
  • Most jobs take no more than a few hours. After the repair is complete, you can immediately begin using the slab again.
  • Polyurethane foam is super lightweight. It’s able to lift a sunken concrete slab without burdening the soil with extra weight. This is important because most slabs sink because the soil isn’t able to support them. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is use a lifting method that adds more weight to the soil.
  • Polyurethane foam won’t leach harmful chemicals into the soil. This makes it an environmentally-friendly, green solution.
  • Even concrete just looks good! Sunken, uneven concrete is an eyesore.

What Causes Concrete Slabs To Sink Or Become Uneven?

Concrete slabs sink for a variety of reasons including…

Drainage problems. Too much water in the soil under the slab can lead to erosion, voids, and eventually, a sunken slab.

Weak soil. Certain types of soil are simply unable to hold up a heavy concrete slab.

Expansive soil. Expansive soils are those that expand as they soak up water, and shrink as they release it and dry out. This swelling/shrinking cycle can eventually lead to an uneven slab.

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

What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?

Prior to polyurethane foam injection, uneven slabs were lifted either by digging up and replacing the slab, or via a repair method called “mudjacking”. However, both solutions have their drawbacks, and that’s why, today, almost all sunken slabs are lifted using polyurethane foam injection.

Mudjacking

Mudjacking involves drilling holes in the concrete, and then injecting a cement slurry under the slab in order to lift it back up. The main drawback of mudjacking is the weight of the slurry. It’s heavy because it contains cement. If the soil under the slab was already struggling to support the weight of the concrete, adding even more weight via mudjacking isn’t going to help. It could even cause the slab to sink further into the soil, and then you’d be looking at another repair.

Concrete Replacement

Another method used prior to polyurethane foam injection involved simply digging up the sunken slab and pouring a new one. However, this is both an expensive and time-consuming solution. Newly poured concrete needs time to dry and harden, and that means it can’t be used right away. Also, if the slab became uneven because the soil wasn’t able to support it, the same thing will happen with the new slab.

Never attempt to add fresh concrete to an uneven slab in order to even it out. All you’ll be doing is adding more weight to soil that’s already having trouble holding up a slab.

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is a minimally-invasive solution for lifting and leveling concrete that involves drilling small holes in the concrete (they’ll be covered later), and then injecting the rapidly-expanding foam. The foam then lifts the slab back into position. It’s a fast repair – most jobs usually take no more than a few hours – and when it’s done you can immediately start using the slab again.

Concrete Lifting Services in Brentwood, CA

We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Brentwood, 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.

Our Process

Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Brentwood, CA

If you’re searching for concrete lifting in Brentwood, CA you’ve come to the right place! We’re Bay Area Underpinning and we’ve been repairing uneven concrete slabs such as sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks in Brentwood since 2005.

We use a fast, minimally-invasive repair method called polyurethane foam injection (also referred to as “slabjacking”) to lift sunken concrete slabs. Most jobs can be completed in a few hours and after we’re done you can immediately begin using the slab again.

If you don’t have the time to read through everything on this page, scroll down to the bottom and read our customer reviews.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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I’m here to endorse their services whole heartedly. There is no better feeling than getting your solid footing back once again. Robert…

I’m here to endorse their services whole heartedly. There is no better feeling than getting your solid footing back once again. Robert Busch and his crew were wonderful in every way to get the job done right and on time. Whoever have him as your Forman for your project should consider yourself very lucky. This is my third project with Bay Area Underpinning, I have to give the owner, Steve, a big thumbs up as well. He runs a honest business and achieved both best quality and best value. Please call them with confidence.

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We recently had foundation work completed. The crew was on time every day and worked hard to keep a very dirty job and their traffic…

We recently had foundation work completed. The crew was on time every day and worked hard to keep a very dirty job and their traffic through the house to a minimum. The crew chief, Robert Busch, was amazing. Telling us what was planned for the day, any unforeseen problems, and giving us a recap of what was completed daily. We could not have had a better experience with his communication and hard work. Everyone was respectful and friendly. I also thought that the evaluation and estimate experience was positive. Jim communicated clearly and we never felt that work being suggested was unnecessary. He explained clearly and showed us pictures of what was going on under the house.Hope we never need them again, but would use them in a flash.

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The crew was was fantastic! They finished faster than expected and they communicated with us daily to keep us informed along the way. We…

The crew was was fantastic! They finished faster than expected and they communicated with us daily to keep us informed along the way. We are very happy with the results and the professionalism of the staff.

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Foreman Andrew is incredible and a leader. We hired BAU to perform a whole house underpinning job from December 2022-March 2023. Our…

Foreman Andrew is incredible and a leader. We hired BAU to perform a whole house underpinning job from December 2022-March 2023. Our recently purchased 1950's home sat on expansive clay soil and had been settling for decades. The project was a big job and complicated by the winter rains that occurred throughout many days of the project. Andrew was extremely professional, knowledgeable about every aspect of the job and managed the entire project class and skill.He communicates very effectively and is transparent to assuage any concerns that we had on the project. He also shows up earlier than anyone, and works the entire day, rain or shine, in the mud and trenches with his team. This leadership was impressive. Since the completion of our project, he has remained available and came out to make some minor adjustments promptly and free of charge. Without any hesitation, I would entrust BAU to do my foundation work with the demand that Andrew lead the project. Thank you Andrew and your crew for a job well done.

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I hired BAU to underpin our foundation. After extensive research I learned that BAU does the best work and at reasonable prices. Jordan…

I hired BAU to underpin our foundation. After extensive research I learned that BAU does the best work and at reasonable prices. Jordan lead the crew that did the work on our house, and he was a joy to work with and we really trusted him and his team to take care of us. I am really glad we hired BAU, and we are happy to have our hillside home properly secured for the future!

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