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We know how critical structural issues can be to your house. When your foundation is affected, the house becomes unstable and unsafe to live in and can affect any renovations you make to your home. Over the years, we have updated our services and technologies to provide an effective and affordable structural solution to homeowners in Ballarat. We have the tools to scan and pick up any faults in the foundation that can destabilise the house. Once we have identified the areas that need restumping, we use high-grade materials and equipment to strengthen the foundation and extend its life.
We have built our reputation by providing quality work that lasts for years. Our client base includes homeowners, landlords, and building managers who need to deal with structural building maintenance and its upkeep. Ballarat Restumping is experienced restumping and reblocking specialists and has the experience and knowledge to assess the condition of your existing stumps and provide the best solution.
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What is Restumping?
Restumping a house means rectifying the foundations of a house that is built on stumps. The process is typically required when the existing stumps are cracked or are rotting. Restumping is the process we use to replace the original stumps that support most of the weatherboard homes, the interior flooring and walls of homes made with brick veneer, and floors of solid brick homes. Here, the damaged stumps are replaced with new ones. A house may need partial or full restumping depending on their condition. Need to know the restumping and underpinning difference? Check this post out.
Houses built before the 1970s used timber stumps for their foundation and are most likely to need restumping at some point. These stumps are vulnerable to rotting, cracks, and deterioration. Since foundations are a critical element of the structure of the house, any problem needs to be rectified before undertaking any other work or renovations. Our team of reblockers can replace the old timber stumps with new stumps made of concrete or steel for long and lasting durability.
Do I Need Restumping?
The use of timber stumps is common in older properties in Ballarat. So, if your home is over 40 years old, you will notice problems start to appear. If you suspect there is a problem with the sub-floor, there are some signs to look out for.
Restumping a house in Ballarat is often required for many different reasons. Contact us if you notice any of the following conditions –
Why Choose Ballarat Restumping Specialists?
Restumping a house can be a stressful undertaking. It is why you should work with a restumping Ballarat company that you can trust with your home. Here are the top 4 reasons why we are the preferred restumping specialists –
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If you see cracks appearing on the walls or can hear cracks on the floors, it is always best to have it checked out by our specialist at Ballarat Restumping. Any problem we find can be rectified without a great deal of work. But, if left alone, it will only get worse with time. With our corrective solutions for restumping, reblocking, and releveling, we can enable you to get a solid structure. You can depend on our house restumping Ballarat team to strengthen your footings and take your house back to the right dimension.
We follow the latest industry guidelines and techniques and carry out work to the highest standard, ensuring your home is safe for years to come.
Contact us at (03) 4329 0388 to speak to one of our local Ballarat restumping experts and how you can benefit from our exceptional solutions. Schedule a free on-site foundation inspection by our experts today. Let us help you safeguard your most important investment in life!
FAQs – Ballarat Restumping
Both these terms are used interchangeably as both these foundation repair procedures are comparably approachable. If the wooden or concrete stumps below your house start to crack, we supplant the aged and old stumps with concrete or steel stumps. This involves setting jacks to bolster the flooring as we begin replacing stumps. Once the broken stumps are removed and replaced, the floors levelled using laser technology to achieve the best result.
Underpinning refers to the process of securing the foundation of the house built over a slab. Underpinning is needed only for houses built on a slab or brick piers. It is usually applied to brick veneer homes.
Reblocking or restumping refers to the process of improving the sub-floor foundations of a house built on stumps, usually weatherboard-style homes. These homes are raised off the ground with their foundations.
The cost of restumping your house may be anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 on average. Some of the factors that impact the overall cost of the restumping job are –
- Number of stumps that need to be replaced – The higher the number of new stumps needed, the more will be the cost.
- Choice of stump material – Steel stumps are costlier than concrete stumps. But they are also low maintenance and can last for a really long time. You can choose from different options depending on your budget.
- The existing space underneath the house – The lower your house stands to the ground, the more difficult it will be for our experts to access the stumps. We may need to lift the floorboards or excavate to restump the house adding to the overall cost.
- Soil condition – Poor soil condition under your house can make the entire restumping process difficult and will cost a little more.
Apart from the above factors, the availability of products and other disruptions due to the pandemic may also impact the overall cost of your restumping job.
At Ballarat Restumping, we take pride in our work and leave every job in a clean and tidy state. We remove old stumps from your premises (or leave them for firewood at your request) and tidy the work area once the job is completed.
Yes. In Ballarat, all building projects, including restumping, will require you to get the council building permit. We will help obtain all the necessary permits on your behalf. Although a hassle, it ensures your work is independently inspected upon completion.
Yes. If your house is sinking in a particular direction due to a range of factors, we can restore the foundation and bring your home back to balance. By trusting our team, we can prevent extensive and expensive structural damages.
In most cases, restumping can be completed without the need to remove the floorboards as long as there is a space of a minimum of 600mm between the floor and the ground. In the rare occurrence that some of the floorboards need to be removed, they will be replaced once the restumping work is completed.
Our restumping experts are experienced and know how to restump a very low house. We either remove sections of the floor where the stumps need replacing or we can build tracks beneath the house to allow access to replace stumps.
A restumping project can take anywhere from a week to ten days, depending on the size of your house. If it is just a couple of stumps, it will take around 1-3 days.
Restumping work should always be the first step for any major home renovation. If not done first or properly, it can have a major impact on your completed renovation. Combining the restumping work with your renovation project will help you save time, money, and headaches.
In many cases, it can be. Please check in with your insurance provider to get more details. You can also get in touch with us, and we can help you with it.