How much does restumping a house cost in Ballarat?

Restumping a house in Ballarat can cost between $4,000 to $20,000. The price will depend on a number of factors, all of which will be discussed in this blog.

In this article, we will break down the cost in case you need restumping in Ballarat.

What is restumping?

Restumping is where damaged house stumps are replaced with new stumps. In Ballarat, this is often replacing timber stumps with concrete stumps.

There are several reasons stumps may fail and need to be replaced or added to support the subfloor. This can include:

– The current stumps have rotted and can no longer support the weight of your home

– The stumps have been damaged by pests or weathering

– The stumps are too small to support the weight of your home

– Greater support is needed from the subfloor for a renovation, i.e. a new kitchen renovation

To know more about restumping and its process, please visit our blog what is restumping? here.

What is the difference between restumping and reblocking?

There is no difference between restumping and reblocking. These terms are used interchangeably.

What affects the price of a restumping quote?

There are quite a few things that affect the price of restumping.  These include:

– Access to your subfloor

– The number of stumps that need to be replaced

– The condition of your existing stumps

– Whether you need to level your home

– Whether you’re raising your home

– The type of restumping material you choose (timber, concrete, or metal)

What to look for in a reblocking quote

It is recommended to look for a few things when you receive quotes from the contractors. 


Check the inclusions and exclusions of the quote. Make sure that the quote includes everything you need, such as the cost of restumping, levelling, and raising your home (if necessary).


Does the contractor offer any warranties or guarantees on their workmanship? This will give you peace of mind that the job will be done right the first time.

Ensure that the contractor is properly insured and licensed to work in your area. This will protect you in case something goes wrong during the restumping process.

Fixed Price Quote

Having a fixed price quote is good when restumping your house. That way, you’ll know exactly how much the job will cost before the work even begins. Also, having a budget starting before the restumping process will help you avoid costly surprises at the end of the project.

Transparent quote

Make sure the quote you got are transparent and everything inclusive or exclusive are written down. You don’t want to be charged for something that’s not included in the quote.

Fixed time / fixed schedule

Another good move is a fixed-time contract when you are on a tight schedule. Check your quotations to see if the contractor mentioned the timeline for each stage of the project so you can calculate the total time for completing the project. This contract agreement ensures that the contractor must finish the job on time and within budget.

It’s important to know these factors that can affect the cost. In this article, we’ve outlined everything that can drive up or down the price, such as the number of stumps that need to be replaced and the type of restumping material. We’ve also provided tips on what to look for when getting quotes from contractors, so you can make an informed decision about who to hire.