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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.

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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.

Mudjacking

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.

Concrete Repair

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.

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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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

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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 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 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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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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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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I can’t praise Bay Area Underpinning enough! Everything from their support team, to their customer service, and the quality of their work…

I can’t praise Bay Area Underpinning enough! Everything from their support team, to their customer service, and the quality of their work has surpassed my expectations. I’ve used other foundations companies in the past and they weren’t great for many reasons – Bay Area Underpinning has none of the challenges I’ve experienced elsewhere, and massive positive upsides! Would highly recommend!

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