Concrete Lifting in Walnut Creek, CA
Do you have a problem with an unsightly concrete slab such as a sidewalk or driveway? We’re Bay Area Underpinning and we’ve been lifting and leveling concrete slabs in Walnut Creek since 2005.
Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability
Sunken, uneven concrete sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks are definitely eyesores. However, they’re also trip hazards. If someone gets injured on your property you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, you should repair your sunken slabs as soon as possible.
We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Walnut Creek, 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. Because polyurethane foam doesn’t add additional weight to the soil, there’s no chance your slab will continue sinking even after the repair is complete. This can happen with mudjacking, because the slurry used to lift the slab contains cement. In contrast, polyurethane foam is ultra lightweight.
- It’s a cost-effective solution. Polyurethane foam injection is a cost-effective alternative to ripping up the old slab and pouring a new one.
- It usually only takes a few hours to complete. Polyurethane foam injection – in most cases – is a quick procedure. After the repair is complete, you can immediately start using the slab again.
- It’s lightweight. Polyurethane foam is able to lift and level a sunken concrete slab without adding more weight to the soil. In contrast, mudjacking uses a heavy cement slurry which is just one more thing for the soil to support.
- It doesn’t harm the environment. 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. When the soil under and around your foundation gets saturated with water, it can lead to erosion and voids, which the foundation will then sink into.
Weak soil that’s unable to support a concrete slab. Concrete slabs are heavy, and not all types of soil are strong enough to support them.
Expansive soil. Expansive soils are those that expand as they absorb water and shrink when they dry out. Over time this will cause concrete slabs to become uneven.
Invasive tree roots. You’ve no doubt seen this many times in your life. The tree’s roots push against the slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.
What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?
In the not so distant past, sunken, unlevel concrete slabs including sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks were repaired either by digging up and replacing the slab, or via a repair method called ”mudjacking”. These weren’t the best solutions though, and we’ll explain why. Today, polyurethane foam injection is the method of choice for lifting a concrete slab.
The repair method known as ”mudjacking” uses a cement slurry (soil, water, cement) to lift and level a concrete slab. However, the slurry is heavy because it contains cement. This is a problem because one of the main reasons slabs sink is weak soil that’s not able to support the slab. If this is the case, mudjacking certainly isn’t going to help. In fact, it could even make things worse.
Repairing an uneven slab means digging up the old one, and then pouring new concrete. However, this is both expensive and time-consuming. Whenever you pour new concrete you need to give it time to dry and harden (cure). That means you won’t be able to use your new slab right away. That’s pretty inconvenient. Also, if the old slab sank due to weak soil, the new one will as well.
Whatever you do, don’t dump new concrete on top of a sinking slab! That will just add more weight to it, and cause it to sink even more.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection – commonly referred to as ‘’slabjacking’’ – is a fast, minimally-invasive repair method that involves injecting a lightweight and rapidly-expanding foam under a concrete slab in order to raise it back to where it was before. It usually only takes a few hours, and when it’s done you can start using the slab again right away.
Concrete Lifting Services in Walnut Creek, CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Walnut Creek, 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.
Concrete Lifting Services in Walnut Creek, CA
At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Walnut Creek, CA since 2005. If you have uneven, unsightly concrete, we can lift, level it, and make it beautiful again!
We use a method called polyurethane foam injection, or ”slabjacking” for short. It usually only takes a few hours, and you can use the slab right away after the repair is complete.
If you’re tired of looking at your uneven slab, contact us today. We can lift it and make it look like new in no time flat! Short on time? Check out our customer reviews below.
What Our Customers Are Saying
They are really knowledgeable and experienced. Everyone was friendly and courteous. Our conversations never felt hurried. Communication was …
They are really knowledgeable and experienced. Everyone was friendly and courteous. Our conversations never felt hurried. Communication was timely. Good guys all around – they were respectful and protected the surrounding areas and cleaned up well after.
Bay Area Underpinning is OUTSTANDING!! Cody, Andrew, Francisco, David and their underpinning and concrete teams did exceptional work…
Bay Area Underpinning is OUTSTANDING!! Cody, Andrew, Francisco, David and their underpinning and concrete teams did exceptional work installing underpinnings to stabilize our house, then replacing the concrete patio that had to be removed to do the stabilization. Everyone on the teams were efficient, courteous, highly skilled, and thorough. I cannot recommend Bay Area Underpinning highly enough- through each step of the process, from the initial assessment and work quote, to the work and follow-up itself, the staff and crews of Bay Area Underpinning ensured that I was informed, reassured, and we’ll take care of. They were thoughtful about doing their work efficiently and cleaning up after the work was completed. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
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.
I’m here to endorse their services whole heartedly. There is no better feeling than getting your solid footing back once again. Robert…
I’m here to endorse their services whole heartedly. There is no better feeling than getting your solid footing back once again. Robert Busch and his crew were wonderful in every way to get the job done right and on time. Whoever have him as your Forman for your project should consider yourself very lucky. This is my third project with Bay Area Underpinning, I have to give the owner, Steve, a big thumbs up as well. He runs a honest business and achieved both best quality and best value. Please call them with confidence.
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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