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Concrete Lifting in Vacaville, CA

Are you dealing with an ugly, sunken concrete slab – sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, garage floor, etc. – in Vacaville? Get a free inspection and secure your home’s safety.

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At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been working hard to repair and replace foundations, and lift concrete slabs in Vacaville, CA since 2005.

We know. Sunken slabs are a real eyesore. Give us a call today and we’ll come out than make them beautiful again in no time flat.

Short on time? Scroll down and check out our customer reviews at the bottom of this page. We’re pretty proud of them!

Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability

Sunken, uneven slabs are more than just ugly. They’re trip hazards, and a liability that could result in injuries and even lawsuits if you’re unlucky. Therefore, this isn’t a repair you want to postpone.

We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Vacaville, 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 one-time solution. Polyurethane foam weighs next to nothing. This is important because an older method of lifting concrete called ”mudjacking” uses a heavy cement slurry to lift the slab. This just adds more weight to this soil, and will often cause the slab to sink even more. That means you’ll eventually end up paying for another repair job.
  • It’s a cost-effective solution. Concrete lifting via polyurethane foam injection is easier on the pocketbook than digging up and replacing the slab.
  • The repair usually only takes a few hours. Polyurethane foam injection is not a time-consuming fix. It also enables you to use the slab immediately after the repair is complete.
  • It’s lightweight. Polyurethane foam won’t burden the soil with additional weight. This is in contrast to mudjacking, which uses a heavy cement slurry to lift the slab.
  • It’s an environmentally-friendly solution. Don’t worry. 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 in the soil under the slab. This can cause erosion and leave behind voids that the slab will then sink into.

Weak soil that can’t hold up the slab. Some soils simply aren’t capable of holding up a heavy concrete slab.

Expansive soil. Expansive soil will expand as it soaks up water and shrink as it dries out. Over time, this swelling-shrinking cycle – which is usually seasonal – can cause uneven slabs.

Invading tree roots. You can probably guess how this happens because you’ve seen it many times in your life. The roots push against the slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.

What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?

Traditionally, uneven concrete slabs were fixed either via mudjacking, or by digging up the old slab and pouring a new one. There are drawbacks to these methods though. We’ll explain how they work, and then we’ll show you why polyurethane foam injection is a better solution for lifting a sunken concrete slab.

Mudjacking

Mudjacking involves injecting a cement slurry containing soil, water, and cement under the slab in order to lift it back to its original position. The problem with mudjacking is the weight of the slurry. If the soil under the slab was already having trouble holding up the slab, adding a heavy, cement slurry is only going to cause it to sink even deeper into the soil. This isn’t what you want, obviously.

Concrete Replacement

Replacing a sunken slab means removing the old one and then pouring new concrete. This does work, sort of. It’s not only an expensive fix though, it’s a time consuming one as well. This is because new concrete takes time to dry and cure. That means you’ll be facing some downtime before you can use the new slab. Also, if the old slab sunk because the soil couldn’t support it, the new slab will suffer the same fate.

Of course, we don’t need to tell you that you should never add concrete on top of a slab in order to even it out, right? This will only add even more weight to an already sinking slab.

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Today, Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is the repair method of choice because it’s minimally-invasive, cost-effective, and instead of a heavy cement slurry, uses a lightweight and rapidly-expanding foam to lift the slab. It’s a quick repair, and when it’s done you can start using the slab again right away.

Concrete Lifting Services in Vacaville, CA

We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Vacaville 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 Vacaville, CA

At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Vacaville, 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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Devone, Ramon, and Gabe the crew that did my contract provided great service and professionalism throughout the whole process. Devone that…

Devone, Ramon, and Gabe the crew that did my contract provided great service and professionalism throughout the whole process. Devone that led the team explained step by step what the team did and answered my questions and concerns.

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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!

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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…

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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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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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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