Concrete Lifting in Vallejo, CA
Do you need help with concrete lifting in Vallejo? We’ve been working hard repairing foundations, and uneven concrete slabs in Vallejo, CA since 2005.
Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability
Nobody is going to argue with us when we say that sunken, uneven concrete sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks are serious eyesores. However, they’re also trip hazards, and a liability that could result in a lawsuit if someone gets injured on your property. Therefore, this isn’t a repair you should postpone.
We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Vallejo, 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 numerous:
- It’s a permanent solution. Polyurethane foam is ultra lightweight and won’t burden the soil with additional weight. While mudjacking might lift the concrete temporarily, the heavy cement slurry adds weight to the soil. If the soil was having trouble supporting the sunken slab, adding more weight to it isn’t going to help. In fact, the slab could sink even more, and then you’ll be looking at another repair.
- It’s a cost-effective solution. The polyurethane foam injection repair method is less expensive that digging up the old slab and pouring a new one.
- Most jobs take only a few hours. Polyurethane foam injection usually doesn’t take more than a few hours, and after the repair is done, you can immediately start using the slab again.
- It weighs next to nothing. Polyurethane foam is able to lift concrete without adding extra weight to the soil.
- It doesn’t harm the environment. Don’t worry. Polyurethane foam is a green solution that won’t release harmful chemicals into the soil.
- 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. If there’s an excess amount of water under the slab this can lead to erosion, and voids which the slab will then sink into.
- Weak soil. All soils are not alike. Some do not have the capacity to hold up a heavy concrete slab.
- Expansive soil. Expansive soils expands as they soak up moisture and shrink when they dry out. Over time, this swelling-shrinking cycle – which is usually seasonal – can cause uneven slabs.
- Invasive tree roots. You can probably visualize this problem because you’ve seen it so many times. Tree roots push against a slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.
What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?
The two ”old school” techniques for lifting and leveling sunken concrete slabs were digging up and replacing the old slab with a new one, or via a procedure called ”mudjacking”. Neither one was a particularly good solution though, as you shall see. Today, the vast majority of sunken concrete slabs are lifted and leveled via polyurethane foam injection.
The mudjacking repair method involves using a slurry made up of soil, water, and cement to lift the slab. However, the slurry weighs a lot because there’s cement in it. If the slab became uneven because the soil under it wasn’t able to support it, adding even more weight to it is not a solution.
Uneven concrete slabs can also be repaired via digging up the sunken slab and replacing it with a new one. However, this is time-consuming because freshly poured slabs can’t be used right away. They need time to dry and harden. Also, if the soil wasn’t able to support the old slab, it won’t do any better with the new one.
One thing you should never do is add fresh concrete to a sunken slab in order to level it out. This just adds more weight to the slab, which is not what you want to do.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection – often referred to as ‘’slabjacking’’ – is a minimally-invasive repair technique that injects an ultra-lightweight foam under the slab in order to lift and level it. It’s a quick repair – usually no more than a few hours – and when it’s done you can immediately start using the slab again.
Concrete Lifting Services in Vallejo, CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Vallejo, 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.
Concrete Lifting Services in Vallejo, CA
Whatever your uneven slab – sidewalk, pool deck, driveway, garage floor, or something else – we can help! We lift sunken concrete slabs via a procedure known as polyurethane foam injection, or ”slabjacking”, for short. Most jobs take no more than a few hours tops.
If you’re short on time, check out our customer reviews below.
What Our Customers Are Saying
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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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