Concrete Leveling And Concrete Lifting Cameron Park CA
Are you trying to figure out what to do with an ugly sunken sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, garage floor or some other type of concrete slab in Cameron Park? If you need help with concrete leveling and concrete lifting (also known as slabjacking or polyurethane foam injection) in Cameron Park CA, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
At Bay Area Underpinning we’ve been working hard to lift and level concrete slabs in Cameron Park, CA since 2005. If you have an uneven slab, we can lift it, level it, and make it beautiful again in no time flat!
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Sunken Concrete Is Both A Safety Hazard And A Liability
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Concrete sidewalks and other types of walkways
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Concrete pool decks
Benefits Of Concrete Leveling And Concrete Lifting Via Polyurethane Foam Injection
The benefits of concrete leveling and concrete lifting – also known as slabjacking or polyurethane foam injection – are many, including:
- It’s a lasting solution. Polyurethane foam is lightweight so it won’t burden the soil with additional weight. In contrast, mudjacking uses a heavy cement slurry to lift the slab. That’s a problem because if the soil was having trouble supporting the concrete before, adding more weight to it isn’t going to help. In fact, it could make the problem even worse.
- It’s a cost-effective solution. Polyurethane foam injection is easier on the pocketbook than replacing the concrete.
- It usually only takes a few hours. Polyurethane foam injection is a quick repair and enables you to start using the slab again right away.
- It’s a green solution. Polyurethane foam doesn’t release harmful chemicals into the soil so you can feel comfortable using it.
- Level 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 issues. Excess water under a slab can cause soil erosion and create voids that the slab will then sink into.
Weak soil that’s not able to support a slab. Some types of soil simply can’t hold up something that weighs as much as a concrete slab.
Expansive soil. Expansive soil swells as it soaks up water and shrinks as it dries out. Over time, this repeated swelling and shrinking can cause uneven slabs.
Invasive tree roots. You’ve no doubt seen this many times. Tree roots push against the slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.
What Are The Different Ways To Lift And Level A Concrete Slab?
Uneven concrete slabs used to be repaired either via mudjacking or by tearing up the uneven slab and pouring a new one. These weren’t the best repair solutions though. That’s why today almost all uneven slabs are repaired via polyurethane foam injection.
Mudjacking injects a cement slurry under the slab in order to lift and level it. That’s a problem because the cement slurry weighs a lot, and if the slab became uneven because the soil couldn’t support it, you’re not going to solve anything by adding even more weight to the soil.
Replacing a slab means digging up the old one and pouring new concrete. This repair is not only expensive but takes a long time as well. Freshly-poured concrete needs time to dry and harden. So, you won’t be able to use the new slab right away. Also, if the slab became uneven because the soil is weak, the same thing will happen to the new slab.
What you should never do is add concrete on top of a slab in order to even it out. This will only add even more weight to an already sinking slab.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) is a minimally-invasive, cost-effective procedure that uses a lightweight foam to lift and level an uneven slab. It’s a quick repair, and when it’s done you can start using the slab again right away.
Concrete Leveling And Lifting Services In Cameron Park CA
We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Cameron Park 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 leveling and lifting inspection and repair estimate, fill out the contact form at the top of the page.