Restumping is a big work and it needs a small fortune to get the job done correctly. Reblocking, restumping, and underpinning are some services for which you need a professional team who has enough experience of performing these tasks. Restumping means replacing your house’s existing timber stumps with new stumps. New stumps provide a firmer foundation to your house and it is the best thing to do when you are planning the renovation for your property.
An experienced restumping company is responsible for delivering quality workmanship using state-of-the-art restumping equipment to maximise the value of your house.
There are numerous telltale signs that your house needs a restumping expert, these are:
- Sloping floors
- Uneven floors
- Doors not shutting properly
- Cracks in walls
- Cracks in ceilings
- Cracks in floors
If you see any of these signs in your house then it is time to get your stumps replaced. And if you have doubts and not sure whether you need restumping then it is best to hire a professional team to do the job. A professional underpinning company will perform an on-site assessment to figure out how much work is required and what best can be done to resolve the issues.
The complete reblocking/restumping service may get finished in about 10 to 14 working days. The exact time can be communicated only after a detail inspection.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Re-stumping a House
When you hire professional experts for restumping a house, you will be spending more initially but it will be worth the money in long run. There are various factors affecting the cost of restumping a house and these are:
Soil conditions play an important role in deciding the cost of restumping. The kind of soil under your house decides how much work is required for restumping. An engineer is allocated to test the soil under the house and then the depth of the foundation footings can be specified.
The Height of the Property
The height of the property is another factor deciding the amount of work needed for restumping. A house that is quite high off the ground is easy to work upon. The labour cost is less in such a case because all they have to do is use a mini-digger to complete the task. However, if the house is too low then the workers have to dig in or excavate to do restumping. This increases the labour cost.
If the existing foundations of the house are in good condition then they can be reused with much convenience. This saves time and thus money on the overall cost of the restumping service.
Number of Days Needed
In most cases, restumping service is done in one go. However, it there is a lot of work and it requires workers to come and go on several days then the cost goes up.
Existing Stump Holes
If the existing stumps holes are in good condition then we can reuse them without any issue. This saves our time and your money. On the contrary, if we have to dig deeper holes then the cost will increase accordingly.
Other factors deciding the cost of Restumping a house include:
- Height of the stumps required
- Number of stumps to be replaced
- Material of the stumps – whether steel or concrete
- Number of bearers to be replaced
- Number of joists to be replaced
We at Total Underpinning Melbourne can help you with all kind of restumping services. Call us to ask for a detailed inspection and afterwards we can give you an accurate estimate for the service!
Expectations from Restumping
Restumping requires a lot of work and we will have to remove all the furniture to avoid any potential damage. Also, the inhabitants are asked to move out of the house before starting restumping, reblocking, or underpinning services. You can hire Melbourne’s best structural engineers – Total Underpinning Melbourne to do the job with utmost precision ensuring the safety of your house even in your absence. We take complete guarantee of the service. We promise to place everything as it was once the job is done and before you come home. Moreover, we remove all the mess – whatsoever – before leave your premises.
So if restumping is what you need then Total Underpinning Melbourne provides you the best of service all across Melbourne. We can come for an inspection and analyze your house to provide an accurate quote! Call us to appoint us for exceptional restumping service!