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Concrete Lifting in San Ramon, CA

Do you have a sunken slab that needs concrete lifting in San Ramon, CA? If so, you’re in the right place!

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Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability

While it’s true that sunken, uneven concrete sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks are definitely eyesores, they’re more than this. They’re also a safety hazard, and if someone trips and gets injured, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, you don’t want to put this repair on the back burner.

We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in San Ramon, 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:

  • It’s a solution that lasts. Polyurethane foam is lightweight so it won’t add more weight to the soil. Other methods of lifting concrete – for example, mudjacking – might lift the concrete temporarily. However, the cement slurry used to lift the slab is heavy and as such it adds even more weight to the soil. If the soil was having trouble supporting the concrete before, adding more weight to it isn’t going to help.
  • It’s a cost-effective solution. Concrete lifting via polyurethane foam injection is less expensive that replacing the concrete.
  • It’s quickly implemented. Polyurethane foam injection is not only a quick procedure, but it enables you to use the slab immediately after the repair is complete.
  • It’s lightweight. Polyurethane foam lifts concrete without adding extra weight to the soil. A technique that adds extra weight to the soil – mudjacking, for example – will not stop the sinking if the soil isn’t able to support a slab.
  • It doesn’t harm the environment. Polyurethane foam doesn’t release harmful chemicals into the soil. This makes it a 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 and become uneven for a variety of reasons including…

Drainage problems. Too much water can wash away the soil under a slab leaving behind voids that the slab will then sink into.

Weak soil that can’t hold up the slab. Not all types of soil are strong enough to support 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 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.

What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?

Traditionally, uneven concrete slabs were repaired in one of two ways. They were repaired either via a technique called “mudjacking”, or by tearing up the uneven slab and pouring new concrete. Both these methods have their drawbacks though. We’ll explain how each one of them works, and then we’ll explain how polyurethane foam injection works. You’ll agree with us that it’s the best way to lift and level a concrete slab.

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.

Concrete Replacement

Replacing an uneven concrete slab means ripping up the old one and then pouring new concrete. This certainly works. However, it’s an expensive and time consuming fix. This is because freshly poured concrete takes time to dry and cure. That means you won’t be able to use the new slab right away. Also, if the slab sunk because the soil couldn’t support it, the new slab will suffer the same fate.

Of course, it goes without saying that you should never add concrete on top of a slab in order to even it out. This will only add even more weight to an already sinking slab.

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slab jacking’’) is a minimally-invasive, cost-effective procedure that injects a lightweight and rapidly-expanding foam under a concrete slab in order to lift it again. It’s a quick repair, and when it’s done you can start using the slab again right away.

Concrete Lifting Services in San Ramon, CA

We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in San Ramon, 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 San Ramon, CA

At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been busy fixing foundations, and concrete lifting in San Ramon, CA since 2005. Yes, uneven concrete is an eyesore. But don’t worry. We can lift and make it beautiful again in no time flat! Short on time? Scroll down and check out our customer reviews.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Bay Area Underpinning came in recently and re-leveled all of the screw jacks in my floor both leveling the floor and getting rid of any…

Bay Area Underpinning came in recently and re-leveled all of the screw jacks in my floor both leveling the floor and getting rid of any unwanted noises. They did a great job thoroughly professional the foreman Aaron was wonderful not only did he do a great job but he was a pleasure to have around the house. Kudos also to Will Clark, who was totally responsive and professional throughout. Highly recommend this company.

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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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Working with BayArea Underpinning was a great experience. Ron Hobbs was professional and so easy to work with. Their crew especially Mike…

Working with BayArea Underpinning was a great experience. Ron Hobbs was professional and so easy to work with. Their crew especially Mike was detailed and on time. Very honest company. They rebated me back money on something that I would have known about but Mike was honest enough to tell me. Very impressed. Call them they did a great job!

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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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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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2333 Courage Dr. Suite C
Fairfield, CA 94533

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