Restumping is the process of replacing old material stumps on a house that uses subfloors as a basis for its building foundations, with new, enhanced stumps.
After years of soil condition changes through every day weather, floods, drought, renovations, wear and tear in the house, stumps shift in their foundation blocks. This leads to structural instabilities. Often, signs of structural decay appear as cracks in the wall, slanting, doors not opening/closing correctly, and uneven flooring. Sometimes, you may notice your residence is over-vulnerable to small earthquakes. By the time these signs start to appear, you know that extensive damage has already been done.
RESTUMPING PROCESS Melbourne
How do you perform a restumping?
Firstly, insurance. Your home and contents should have been insured against structural damage. You will also need to engage a qualified professional to do your restumping, otherwise this may invalidate your policy.
The second step to considering restumping work is getting a visual inspection of the stumps and any visual damage (cracks, slanting and so on). This occurs by digging a 75-125mm into the top soil next to the stumps to determine their condition. This will enable an assessment of whether the stumps need to be completely replaced, or just reset in their blocks.
The third step is stump removal, and here you will often notice the older wooden stumps have decayed significantly. Most modern restumping practices recommend you use concrete or steel, which are not susceptible to termites, rot, and decay.
Finally, most professional restumping services in Melbourne will provide a final report. This ia critical for property evaluation and re-selling, as it provides a record of guaranteed structural renovation for the next 25-40 years.
RESTUMPING LENGTH OF TIME
How long will your restumps last?
Concrete and steel stumps can last between 25-80 years! This means you should have a visual check up every 25 years or so, to assess if any action is required.
RESTUMPING VS UNDERPINNING Melbourne
What is the difference between restumping and underpinning?
Underpinning tends to use existing flat, concrete foundations as a base structure. As the name implies, restumping uses stumps to ensure structural soundness.
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Are you a first timer when it comes to restumping?
Restumping is a lengthy, dirty and exhausting process involving the pre-purchase of equipment – timber, steel, nails, putty for example. Often, it can be more expensive just buying the raw ingredients for an inferior final product. In this case, it is highly recommend that you engage a professional restumping provider in Melbourne to do your stumping for you.
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How much does restumping cost?
Restumping is not a quick and easy fix to cost or do the work. Estimates vary, ranging between $8000-$20,000. The size of your property, age of the stumps and ease of access will have an impact on the final price. For an estimate, engage a professional restumping company in Melbourne to assess this for you before doing the work.
RESTUMPING SERVICES Melbourne
For qualified, professional restumping, you need to engage a provider that offers the following:
- Professional restumping services
- Reblocking and restacking
- Qualified restumping teams
- Restrumping assessment reports
- Restumping visual assessments
- Reblocking Melbourne
- Restumping resetting work
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