Concrete Lifting in Fairfield, CA
Are you having trouble with a sunken sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, garage floor, or concrete slab? If so, we can help via concrete lifting in Fairfield, CA.
Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability
They aren’t just eyesores. Sunken, uneven concrete sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks are also trip hazards. That’s a serious liability that could result in injuries and even lawsuits. Therefore, this is not a repair you want to put off.
We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Fairfield, 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 permanent. Other methods of lifting concrete – mudjacking, for example – add even more weight to soil that’s already having trouble supporting a slab. Because polyurethane foam is lightweight, it doesn’t add more weight to the soil which means the slab won’t continue to sink. It will remain even.
- It’s cost-effective. Concrete lifting via polyurethane foam injection costs less than replacing a concrete slab.
- It’s quick. With polyurethane foam injection there’s no downtime where you can’t use the slab. As soon as the repair is complete, you’re good to go!
- It’s lightweight. Polyurethane foam is super lightweight and doesn’t add extra weight to the soil. Other methods of lifting concrete such as mudjacking do add extra weight to the soil. If the soil was already having trouble supporting the slab, adding more weight to it via mudjacking won’t help.
- It won’t harm the environment. Polyurethane foam doesn’t release harmful chemicals into the soil. Therefore, you can feel comfortable knowing it’s a safe, 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…
Problems with drainage. When there’s too much water under a slab it can wash away the soil and leave behind voids that the sidewalk, driveway, or pool deck will sink into.
Weak soil that isn’t able to properly support a slab. Some types of soil simply aren’t strong enough to support the weight of a concrete slab.
Expansive soil. This is soil that expands when it soaks up water and then shrinks when it dries out. Over time, this movement in the soil can lead to uneven slabs.
Invasive tree roots. This works exactly as you probably imagine. 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?
There were two traditional methods of lifting a concrete slab, mudjacking, and digging up the old slab and replacing it with a new one. Each method has its own drawbacks though, and as you’ll see, polyurethane foam is the best solution for lifting a concrete slab.
Mudjacking is a procedure that injects a cement slurry under a slab in order to raise it up to where it was before. Yes, it works, at least temporarily. The problem with mudjacking is the fact that cement slurry is heavy. If you put it on top of soil that was already having trouble supporting a slab, this isn’t going to help in the long run. In fact, it could even make the problem worse.
Tearing up an uneven concrete slab in order to pour new concrete is an expensive and time-consuming repair. Freshly poured concrete needs time to cure and harden. That means you won’t be able to use the slab right away after the repair is complete. Also, if the soil was having trouble holding up the slab before, replacing old concrete with new concrete isn’t going to solve the problem.
Of course, you should never pour new concrete onto an uneven slab in order to even it out. That will only add more weight to it, which is not what you want.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection (commonly referred to as ‘’slabjacking’’) involves injecting a lightweight and rapidly expanding foam under a concrete slab in order to raise it back to where it was. It’s a fast, minimally-invasive repair, and unlike replacing the concrete, there’s no downtime. After the repair is complete you can immediately start using the slab again.
Concrete Lifting Services in Fairfield, CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Fairfield, 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 Fairfield, CA
At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Fairfield, 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.
What Our Customers Are Saying
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Lance and his team were here this morning for screw Jack adjustment they did an excellent job. Thank youTodd for arranging this excellent…
Lance and his team were here this morning for screw Jack adjustment they did an excellent job. Thank youTodd for arranging this excellent service!
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