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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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I called in Bay Area Underpinning for foundation work. They were wonderful answering my many concerns, I received prompt return calls, the…

I called in Bay Area Underpinning for foundation work. They were wonderful answering my many concerns, I received prompt return calls, the work was completed within an appropriate time frame, and the best thing he stayed with the estimate to the dollar. I loved the engineer, time frame, and minimal damage repair. I didn't know how my house was going to respond and even the marble and windows handled well. Unfortunately I didn't get the exact lift I wanted in the office even though they tried their hardest. My advice — call them when the problem first arises and the outcome and the house will lift with ease. I definitely recommend BAU. Because I live on a hill one pillar had to be covered – done. I also had a French drain installed to divert the water which was recommended. Thank you

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This review is for Michael who did the inspection for us. He was very professional, courteous , explained what and how he was inspecting it….

This review is for Michael who did the inspection for us. He was very professional, courteous , explained what and how he was inspecting it. He was honest and gave his honest opinion which i really appreciate!

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We just had Bay Area Underpinning work on our house and we are very impressed with this company. They were very professional and got the…

We just had Bay Area Underpinning work on our house and we are very impressed with this company. They were very professional and got the job done efficiently. They kept us informed on the status and let us know what to expect. Thank you, Gustavo, Isaiah and Ramon for a job well done!

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I recently hired Bay Area Underpinning to underpin my home and my experience from start to finish was seamless.Jordan Christle, the lead…

I recently hired Bay Area Underpinning to underpin my home and my experience from start to finish was seamless.Jordan Christle, the lead foreman and his team were exceptional. They were communicative, polite and professional at all times. They were happy to answer any questions that I had prior to and during the process of underpinning my home and were quick to provide clarification and explanations to any of my concerns that I had during the job. Jordan provided extensive quality checks at all phases with his crew to ensure the best outcome for the home owner.The team’s knowledge base about their field was remarkable as they were able to come up with quality solutions that we could visibly see.I recommend Bay Area Underpinning without reservation and will continue to recommend them to anyone who should need their services.

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This company gets a 10 out of 10 from me. From my initial consultation with Rick DeSoto to the work performed by foreman Raul, and his team …

This company gets a 10 out of 10 from me. From my initial consultation with Rick DeSoto to the work performed by foreman Raul, and his team Jonathan and Demareon, this was the best possible experience in working Bay Area Underpinning for the first time. The crew was professional and adjusted the leveling jacks (and even added a couple as was needed) with care and great attention. Pricing was very reasonable too. I'll never trust any other company to do this type of work at my home. 100% satisfied with the work and my interactions with the crew. A+ work performed = A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!

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