Concrete Lifting in Elk Grove, CA
Tired of looking at your sunken sidewalk, driveway, or another type of uneven concrete slab? We’ve been lifting sunken concrete slabs in Elk Grove since 2005.
Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability
We probably don’t need to convince you that an uneven concrete slab is an eyesore. However, it’s also a safety hazard, and this is why you shouldn’t put this repair on the back burner. If someone on your property trips, falls and gets injured, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. So, you’ll want to take care of uneven concrete as soon as possible.
We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Elk Grove, 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:
- You won’t need to redo the repair. Many times concrete slabs sink because the soil isn’t able to hold them up. Other repair solutions such as replacing a slab, and a procedure known as mudjacking, don’t address this problem. This means you might have to redo the repair at some point. Polyurethane foam injection is lightweight and able to permanently hold up a slab.
- It’s a cost-effective solution. Slabjacking – as polyurethane foam injection is commonly called – is less expensive than replacing the slab.
- It usually only takes a few hours. Most lifting jobs using polyurethane foam injection only take 2-3 hours.
- It’s lightweight. Polyurethane foam is an extremely lightweight substance that’s able to lift a slab without adding extra weight to the soil.
- It’s an environmentally-friendly, green solution. The polyurethane foam 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…
There’s too much water under the slab. This can wash away the soil and leave behind voids which the slab will then sink down into.
The soil isn’t strong enough to support a slab. Some soil types simply aren’t able to support a heavy concrete slab. If so, it will eventually start to sink and become uneven.
Expansive soil. Expansive soils expand as they soak up water and then shrink when they dry out. This swelling/shrinking cycle is usually seasonal, and it causes movement in the soil under the slab. This movement can lead, over time, to uneven slabs.
Invasive tree roots. Tree roots can push up against a slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.
What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?
Prior to polyurethane foam injection, uneven concrete slabs were fixed by either digging up the slab and replacing it, or via a repair method commonly referred to as ”mudjacking”. Neither one of these methods was the perfect solution though. That’s why, today, most uneven slabs are raised using polyurethane foam injection.
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.
Replacing a sunken concrete slab means tearing up the uneven slab and then pouring a new one. This method has two problems though. One, it’s an expensive, time-consuming fix because you have to dig up the old slab and then pour fresh concrete. Since freshly poured concrete takes time to dry and harden, that means a certain amount of downtime before you can use the new slab. Two, if the old slab became uneven because of weak soil, the new one will as well.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is a fast repair that usually only takes a few hours. It involves drilling small holes in the concrete (which will be filled in later) and then injecting the ultra-lightweight polyurethane foam under the slab. The foam expands almost immediately and this is what lifts the slab back up. As soon as the repair is complete, you can start using the slab again.
Concrete Lifting Services in Elk Grove, CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove, CA
At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Elk Grove, CA since 2005. If you have uneven, unsightly concrete, we can lift it and make it beautiful again! Don’t forget to check out our customer reviews.
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Bay Area Underpinning is THE company to use for foundation work. Aaron, and his crew, were incredibly professional from start to finish….
Bay Area Underpinning is THE company to use for foundation work. Aaron, and his crew, were incredibly professional from start to finish. The team kept the work space clean and tidy, communicated well, and updated me as timelines were solidified. They were always on time and ready to maximize their output for the day. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
We used BAU to install piers and screw jacks to level our home. Really pleased with the entire process. The communication was stellar and…
We used BAU to install piers and screw jacks to level our home. Really pleased with the entire process. The communication was stellar and the foreman made sure we understood each step as it was happening. The whole crew was professional, polite, punctual, and very neat. Each day they left the job site nice and tidy. The overall result is amazing. Our floors are level and the house looks great. Would highly recommend for any foundation/leveling needs.
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!
We recently had foundation work completed. The crew was on time every day and worked hard to keep a very dirty job and their traffic…
We recently had foundation work completed. The crew was on time every day and worked hard to keep a very dirty job and their traffic through the house to a minimum. The crew chief, Robert Busch, was amazing. Telling us what was planned for the day, any unforeseen problems, and giving us a recap of what was completed daily. We could not have had a better experience with his communication and hard work. Everyone was respectful and friendly. I also thought that the evaluation and estimate experience was positive. Jim communicated clearly and we never felt that work being suggested was unnecessary. He explained clearly and showed us pictures of what was going on under the house.Hope we never need them again, but would use them in a flash.
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