Reblocking or restumping your home is a huge work which requires a professional team to handle the process. Restumping is when old timber stumps are removed from underneath your home and are replaced with a stronger supporting stump having a firm foundation at home is the key to a long lasting renovation. A trusted restumping or reblocking professional will ensure the job meets the standards of quality workmanship and maximise the investment you’ve put into your home.
When do you know your house needs restumping or reblocking?
You may notice your floors sloping; doors are getting harder to open and crack form on the walls of your homes. These are signs that your house needs restumping. If you’re not sure, it is better to seek for professional help. An expert reblocker from our team can perform an on-site assessment to determine the extent of the problem and will suggest the best solution to fix it.
Underpinning is the process of restoring walls that have been damaged heavily due to the existing condition of a weak foundation. This involves digging under an existing strip footing to measure the depth of the damage. When this issue is identified, new concrete will be inserted beneath the old foundation to strengthen the soil and provide a solid footing so that the walls and floors will return to their original levels.
Will reblocking cause damage?
No two homes are the same. Generally, reblocking addresses all issues within the home with minimal problems. However, in a small percentage of homes, reblocking can result in small, internal cracking. This cracking is cosmetic only and can be easily repaired using a filler or a coat of paint.
How long can I expect for the reblocking / restumping to take?
An entire reblocking can be finished as quickly as 10 to 14 working days.
What can I expect during and after the restumping / reblocking?
When the restumping takes place, everyone living in that house will be asked to move out and furniture will also be removed to avoid possible damages. We can guarantee you the safety of your home even when you’re away. When the job is finished, everything will be placed in its original location before your return. No need to worry about the after care, we will do it for you.
How much will I possibly spend to lift my house?
The price may vary depending on the size of your house. The cost range is between $4,000 and $15,000 to restump and level the house. The price can change depending on the number of stumps to be replaced, the height of the stumps, whether you will be restumping with concrete or steel, and if bearers and joists that have rotted need to be replaced.
If you are considering restumping a house, having certified professionals inspect your home will provide you with the most accurate quote depending on a variety of factors.
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