Restumping is the process of replacing the house stumps that support your home. This is usually necessary when the original stumps have rotted or become damaged, causing instability in your home. Restumping can also be done to raise your home’s height or level it out if it has sunken over time.
If you are in search of reliable house restumping contractors, we are your number one choice. We ensure that the work is carried out efficiently and that your home has strong structural integrity and a level foundation.
Restumping a house strengthens your property by either replacing or repairing the stumps that support your property. The process involves excavating around each stump, removing it and then replacing it or resetting it in concrete. This will ensure that your home is sitting on a strong, level foundation, which will help to avoid any future settlement issues.
Partial restumping is the process of replacing some of the stumps that support your home. This is usually necessary when only a few of the original damaged stumps are causing instability in your home. The number of how many stumps that need to be replaced plays an important role in determining if this is the right solution for your property. Partial restumping can also be done to raise your home’s height or level it out if it has sunken over time.
The first step is to have your property independently inspected. A structural engineer or building surveyor will be able to assess the condition of your stumps and advise you on the best course of action. We will give you an estimate of the work that needs to be done and the estimated cost.
Our expert restumpers will then remove the old stumps. This is usually done with an excavator. Once the old stumps are removed, the area will be prepared for the new ones.
Re Stump House
Our expert stumpers will then pour concrete footings and set the new stronger stumps in place. The floor joists are lowered back and secured accordingly. The entire process can take several days, depending on the size and complexity of your home.
Types of House Stumps
Steel stumps is the most common material used for restumping as it is strong and durable.
Concrete is also popular as it is easy to work with and can be moulded to fit any space.
Timber is less common as it is not as strong as the other two materials but can be a good choice if you are looking for a more natural look. Wooden stumps are a more traditional stumping option but are still popular today as a more affordable choice that can work in many soil and environmental conditions.
Signs that tell its time to replace existing stumps
There are a number of signs that indicate restumping is needed, this includes:
- Your home is starting to show signs of foundation problems such as cracks in the walls or ceilings
- Your doors and windows are sticking or not opening and closing properly
- You notice a change in the level of your floors
- Your home feels drafty, or there are unusual noises coming from the floors or walls.
- Cracks in the walls or ceilings
- Gaps between the floor and the walls
- Sloping floors
- Sagging ceilings
- leaks in the roof or walls
If you notice any of these problems, it’s time to call the experts. Restumping can be a big job, but it’s often worth the effort. Not only will it improve the appearance of your home, but it can also increase its value. If you’re thinking about restumping your Sydney home, call us today.
Types of Properties for Restumping
Weatherboard house is the most common type of property that needs restumping. Weatherboard houses are usually lighter and have less weight on the stumps. This means that the stumps are more likely to shift over time. If you live in a weatherboard house, it is important to check your stumps regularly to ensure they are still level.
Brick houses are also a common type of property that needs restumping. This is because brick houses are usually heavier than weatherboard houses and have more weight on the stumps. This means that the stumps are more likely to shift over time. If you live in a brick house, it is important to check your stumps regularly to ensure they are still level.
Brick Veneer house
A brick veneer house is a type of property that has a layer of bricks on the outside. This can be attractive for some people as it gives the property a more traditional look. However, they are usually heavier than other types of property, which means that the stumps are more likely to shift over time. If you live in a brick veneer house, it is important to check your stumps regularly to ensure they are still level.
Double Brick house
If you live in a double brick house, it is important to get your stumps checked regularly. This is because double brick houses are usually heavy and have more weight on the stumps. This means that the stumps are more likely to shift over time. If you notice any cracks in your walls or ceilings, this could be a sign that your stumps need to be replaced.
If doors or windows start to stick, this could also be a sign that your stumps require resetting. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to get a professional inspection to assess the condition of your stumps.