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slab crack settlement and repair in san francisco, sacramento, caWhat causes slab cracks and settlement? Settling concrete slab can be a serious issue, causing severe damage to homes and buildings. Settlement is due to fluctuating moisture levels and density of the soils under the slab. Some examples of these conditions are caused by the following:

  • Hot, dry soil causing soil shrinkage
  • Poorly compacted soil
  • Soil erosion
  • Plumbing leaks or broken pipes
  • Inadequate waterproofing
  • Pooling or standing water around the foundation

Each of these factors create gaps and voids beneath the slab. The concrete weakens over time, creating cracks, sinking and uneven surfaces.

If you suspect slab settlement, inspect your home for the following signs:

  • Floor cracks
  • Interior wall cracks
  • Cracks in brick veneer
  • Cracks splitting down the middle of the home
  • Exterior bricks separating from window frame

If you have one or more of these signs, don't ignore them. Hire Bay Area Underpinning to inspect your home. Settling slab not only causes floor cracks, it can be a tripping hazard for you and your family members. The problem will only get worse, costing you time and expensive repairs.

Slab Settlement Solutions in San Francisco, CA

slab crack and settlement in san francisco, sacramento ca homesBay Area Underpinning will support and stabilize cracked slabs for many years to come. We provide the best slab repair methods to re-level and lift the foundation back to normal.

A small hole is drilled through the slab. The slab bracket is placed under the slab, then steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through slab brackets to help reach suitable load-bearing strata. The weight of the slab is transferred from weak soil onto more stable soils. Grout is injected under the slab to fill in voids and cavities, then the slab is raised.

Some advantages to using slab piers include:

  • Restores home's value
  • Long-term repair method
  • Lifts the slab to the original level
  • Little to no disruption
  • Small undetectable holes are drilled into the slab
  • Deep pier installation
  • Installed year-round

Regardless of what is causing your slab settlement, our experts are available to help you. Our contractors are trained and certified to handle all your foundation needs. We use the best repair equipment made by Earth Contacts Products, the leading underpinning manufacturer in the industry. Contact us today if you need service in the San Francisco and Sacramento, CA area.