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Concrete Lifting in Martinez, CA

If you’re having trouble with a sunken sidewalk, pool deck, driveway, or another type of concrete slab in Martinez CA, we can help. 

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Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability

Uneven concrete is more than just an eyesore. Unlevel sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks are also trip hazards that could result in injuries and lawsuits. Therefore, this isn’t a repair you want to put off for very long.

At Bay Area Underpinning we’re able to level sunken or settled concrete slabs in Martinez, CA including, but not limited to…

Benefits Of Concrete Lifting Via Polyurethane Foam Injection

The benefits of concrete lifting via polyurethane foam injection – also known as ”slabjacking” – include:

  • It’s permanent. Your slab won’t start to sink again. Polyurethane foam is a very lightweight material. That means it won’t add more weight to the soil. This is important because older methods of leveling concrete – such as mudjacking – may lift the concrete temporarily, but can ultimately fail because the cement slurry used is heavy. This adds even more weight to soil that’s already having trouble supporting the slab.
  • It’s less expensive than replacing the concrete. Concrete lifting via polyurethane foam injection is a cost-effective alternative to replacing the concrete.
  • It’s a quick repair. You can start using the slab again as soon as the repair is complete.
  • It’s lightweight. As we mentioned above, polyurethane foam is able to lift and level concrete without adding extra weight to the soil.
  • Polyurethane foam doesn’t harm the environment. Because polyurethane foam doesn’t release harmful chemicals into the soil, it’s a green solution you can feel comfortable using.
  • Even 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…

Drainage problems that contribute to too much water under the slab. This excess water washes away the soil under the slab and leaves behind voids that the slab will then sink into.

Weak soils that aren’t able to support a concrete slab. Sometimes the soil under the slab just isn’t strong enough to support the weight.

Expansive soils. Expansive soils are those that swell as they soak up water and shrink as they dry out. Over time, this movement in the soil caused by repeated swelling and shrinking can lead to uneven slabs.

Invasive tree roots. You’ve probably seen this problem many times in your life. Tree roots push against a slab – often a sidewalk or driveway – and cause sections of it to become uneven.

What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?

The two ”old school” techniques of lifting a concrete slab are ”mudjacking”, digging up the old slab, and pouring a new one. However, there are problems with both of these methods, and you’ll see that polyurethane foam injection is the best way to lift and level a concrete slab.

Mudjacking

In mudjacking, a cement slurry is injected under the slab in order to lift it again. The problem with mudjacking is the weight of the cement slurry. It’s heavy. If the soil was already having trouble supporting the slab, adding even more weight to it via a cement slurry isn’t going to help.

Concrete Replacement

Uneven concrete slabs can also be torn up and replaced by pouring new concrete. However, this solution is both time consuming and expensive. Freshly poured concrete takes time to dry and harden. That means you can’t use the slab right away. There’s going to be some downtime. Also, if the old slab sunk because the soil couldn’t hold it up, the same thing will happen with the new one. You haven’t solved anything.

Of course, you should never even consider the idea of adding additional concrete to a slab in order to even it out. This just adds more weight to it and will cause it to sink even more.

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is a cost-effective, minimally-invasive procedure that injects a special, super lightweight, and rapidly expanding foam underneath the slab in order to raise and level it. The repair is fast and you can immediately start using the slab again once it’s done.

Concrete Lifting Services in Martinez, CA

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

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 Martinez, CA

We’re Bay Area Underpinning and for the past 15 years we’ve been fixing foundations and leveling and lifting slabs in Martinez CA.

Uneven concrete isn’t just an eyesore. It’s also a trip hazard and a liability issue. Give us a call today. We’ll come out, lift your sunken concrete slab, and make it beautiful again! Don’t forget to check out our customer reviews.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Had BAU take care of a chimney that was leaning away from my home, fix my front door which would jam at times of the year and relevel my…

Had BAU take care of a chimney that was leaning away from my home, fix my front door which would jam at times of the year and relevel my floors. This was my second time working with BAU who installed screw jacks and leveled my floors several years ago. This time, Juan took a look at the problem areas, took measurements, made recommendations that fit my needs and budget and answered all my questions. Gonzalo and team came to work on my property. They worked quickly to install piers under the chimney and in the crawl space. They put tarp down to keep the house clean in the areas they needed access and cleaned up after themselves each day on the job. They answered my questions and throughly explained the problems and solutions they would implement to level the floor. Overall, I'm pleased with their work, being on time each day, and communication skills and would recommend.

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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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I had a great experience with Bay Area Underpinning. They fixed my foundation, which was a substantial job, in a matter days, and did all…

I had a great experience with Bay Area Underpinning. They fixed my foundation, which was a substantial job, in a matter days, and did all of the engineering and permitting at a very fair price. I cannot say enough good things about Tyler, Angelo, and Louise, who did all the hard work. They were on time each day, very diligent, and patiently answered all of my questions. Then, when the job was finished, they cleaned the work area and left it in a better condition than they found it. That was awesome, and tells you what you need to know about these guys and the company. I couldn't be happier.

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A team of technician with management of Juan Gowez did an excellent job.Thanks

A team of technician with management of Juan Gowez did an excellent job.Thanks

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Devone, Ramon, and Gabe the crew that did my contract provided great service and professionalism throughout the whole process. Devone that…

Devone, Ramon, and Gabe the crew that did my contract provided great service and professionalism throughout the whole process. Devone that led the team explained step by step what the team did and answered my questions and concerns.

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