FAQs

Do I need to remove the timber battens attached to the house stumps?

Timber battens will need to be removed prior restumping. They can be removed and reinstalled by yourself after the restumping is completed or we will provide a price within the quote to do it for you.

Do I need to remove the paving near the timber stumps?

Paving that is within 400mm of a stump/s needs to be removed as the stumps are dug up and the sand area around them are disturbed. They can be removed and reinstalled by yourself after the restumping is completed or we will provide a price within the quote to do it for you.

What will happen with the old stumps when the job is complete?

All waste is the responsibility of the home owner/client to dispose of.

Do I have to vacate the home during the restumping?

  • In most cases, you do not have to leave the property, however, if there is insufficient height under the sub-floor the floors will need to be removed 400mm which is the minimum clearance.

  • This would require the house to be vacant as well as furniture removal.

Who contacts the tenant for access to inspect the stumps?

The property manager or the owner will contact and advise the tenants that an external in

Do you inspect stumps/subfloors for peace of mind not only repairs?

Yes we do an inspection and provide a telephone call to communicate the findings. We charge a flat fee for doing so, please email or call.

Do I have to vacate the home during the releveling?

We highly recommend know one is in the property while the releveling takes place for safety reasons.

How do I know when my house needs restumping?

  • Sloping floors or uneven floors

  • Cracks in the tiling or plasterwork

  • Doors not closing properly or jamming

  • Decay in the timber stumps

  • Bouncy or loose floors

If you have any of the above-mentioned signs we recommend restumping and also if built prior to 1970. The presence of extensive moisture in the foundation is another factor that can contribute to the need for reblocking and restumping.

What is the difference between restumping and releveling?

A house can be restumped at any floor level to secure the foundations from sinking any further. To relevel a home requires alot of hydraulic jacks placed under the house bearers and pushed up to level the floors. Please ensure if you are looking to have your floors flat, ask to relevel prior  to restumping.

Can you quote based on a building inspection report that has identified a structural defect in the stumps?

If there is a clear definition of how many stumps are to be replaced, yes we can quote without a site visit.

What is the cost of restumping my house?

The cost will vary depending on the size and age of the property and also the amount of damage to the foundation. For a standard small three-bedroom house the cost will be in the range of $3000- $9000 and above.

What kind of mess can I expect after releveling my house?

This depends on the house and the type of plaster as some houses may only need painting and some may need to be replastered. You can be rest assured that we try to minimize the plaster damage. If your home requires releveling prior restumping, you may have alot more cracks to plaster, cornice and ceilings.

Will my floor boards need to be removed?

If we have a clearance of 400 mm underneath the house then there is no need to remove floorboards, however, if the clearance is less than 400 mm we will need to remove the floorboards to gain access. If the floorboards are in good condition they may be relayed. Which is a service we offer.

I plan to renovate my house, what stage should I get the restumping done?

Restumping should be the 1st step in the renovation process as restumping the house post-renovation may compromise the level and damage any new renovations.

What kind of material is the stumps made of?

H5 is suitable for use in applications where the timber will come in contact with the ground or fresh water. Other than protecting against the likelihood of attack by insects, H5 also offers protection against extreme decay.