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Melbourne Restumping Experts

Restumping + Releveling experts servicing Melbourne

Floors sagging, windows jamming? Maybe you’re unsure of how to fix problems with your foundation. Perhaps you’re considering renovating your home and aren’t sure of where to start.

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Welcome to Melbourne Restumping, your trusted partner for foundational repairs right across Greater Melbourne. Specialists in restumping, reblocking, relevelling, and comprehensive foundation repairs, we are dedicated to restoring the stability and longevity of your property or business. With a skilled team and a commitment to excellence, we deliver tailored solutions to safeguard your home or business against structural issues. From start to finish you’ll be working with a master builder, handling permits and any questions you may have. We’ve been reblocking Melbourne homes for years and are the experts. So regardless of where you in Melbourne, get in touch with Melbourne Restumping today for a free assessment of your project.

What is Restumping?

Restumping, also known as reblocking, is the process of replacing old or worn-out stumps with new ones to support the foundation of the house. Most Australian homes built in the 1960s have stumps in their foundation. Over time, the building supports deteriorate, failing to support the foundation of the property.

Once there is a fault in one or more house stumps, the underlying structure of your home is weakened. Various restumping techniques are used for repairing the foundation and re-levelling the floors. It takes experienced reblockers to undertake a house stump replacement project

There are different types of house stumps that include timber, concrete and steel stumps. These have different strengths and weaknesses. Generally, concrete lasts longer compared to timber. Different house restumping techniques can used to achieve the best result for your home. 

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Do I need restumping?

At some point, a house will require house stump repairs to strengthen the house foundation

In case you are wondering how you can tell whether it’s time for restumping, below are some of the signs to help you know when to consider reblocking your house:

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At Melbourne Restumping, we are the experts when it comes to reblocking and house levelling services in Melbourne. We have over 15 years of experience in the industry and have completed thousands of projects, big and small. As a locally owned and operated business, we understand the importance of providing a high-quality leveling service that is second-to-none.

We use the latest technology and equipment to ensure that your home is levelled correctly and safely. We also offer a 10 year warranty on all of our work, so you can rest assured knowing that your home is in good hands.

Our team has been servicing homes for years and has worked in areas such as Elwood, Mount Eliza, Brighton, and Chelsea.We know the nature of soils found in your area and will use unique techniques to restore your house’s former beauty. You can rest assured our builders have abn checked license as well. 

Whether it’s a complete house reblocking project or house leveling, call us today for a free consultation! Whether you’re in Montrose or Vermont, require reblocking in Croydon or restumping in Oakleigh, our team can help. 

What's the difference between restumping, reblocking and underpinning?

The terms underpinning, reblocking and restumping are quite common in properties and foundation repairs. They are quite similar, but are not the same. To help you understand how the terms differ, let us start by looking at the definition of the terms.  

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How do I know if I need restumping, reblocking or underpinning?

The foundation on which your house is built determines whether you need restumping or underpinning. If a house is built on house stumps, its foundation repairs will require house reblocking techniques. On the other hand, a house built on a slab requires underpinning to strengthen its footings.

In general, houses are built on different grounds that have different soil characteristics. Over time, the house stumps may deteriorate due to different factors such as elements of weather and any structural changes on the house. This will require a unique house  restumping solution to support the house.  So if you need restumping in Lilydale or box hill, have a project for relevelling in Mount Everlyn or any other foundation repair services, call our team today for a free quote. 

For a house built on house stumps, you may consider our services if:

The scope of the project depends on the extent of deteriorating stumps. If a few house stumps are rotting, you may consider partial reblocking, to simply replace the old worn-out ones. If many stumps need replacement, a complete reblocking project will make your house stable for many years. The type of stumps used will determine their durability. Houses on timber stumps may need replacement after about 20 years.

A house restumping vic project should be handled by experienced reblockers, to avoid damaging the property or injuries to people. Melbourne Restumping is experienced in restumping projects. If you are in Elwood, St Kilda, Sandringham or Bonbeach and are wondering about restumping costs, we can help you save more on restumping costs. We’ve even got you covered if you need a houses sub-floor rebuilds completed. 

We have a team of experienced reblockers with years of experience in reblocking properties in the Melbourne area. Our reblockers can work in all environments and know how to restump a very low house. This has earned us lots of positive from happy customers. If you are not sure about the condition of your house, feel free to get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation call.

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Why do stumps deteriorate?

In general, properties are built on concrete, timber and steel house stumps. Each type of material has different strengths and weaknesses. It takes professional reblockers to determine the appropriate restumping material to use in particular weather conditions and soil types.   

Below are some of the common causes of stump failure:

The cost to restump a house in Melbourne is between $4000 – $20,000. Restumping costs differ from one house to another because houses are different. Below are some of the factors to consider when setting a budget for restumping your house:

  • Type of stumps – The type of material used affects the restumping costs. In general, timber stumps are cheaper compared to concrete or steel house stumps. However, it has a short lifespan, which may be costly in the long term. Therefore replacing timber stumps with steel or concrete stumps, may increase your restumping costs, but they may last for years.
  • Nature of the property – The architecture of some properties may require machinery for excavation before getting to the house stumps, which may affect the costs. Houses with easy access cost less to restump.
  • Number of stumps – If there are more stumps to be replaced, this may increase the cost of the project. Usually, full restumping costs more compared to replacing a few house stumps.
  • Duration of the project – If a project takes more time to complete, it will affect the pricing.
  • Structural Amendments – usually there are repairs done after completing a restumping project. These may include flooring and fixing any damaged walls, which may add to the overall project cost, to restore the structural integrity of your house. 

Yes, you will need a permit  to restump a house in Melbourne. However, our team can take care of the permit acquisition process for you.  It has to be approved by the local authorities before starting any work. Also, any reblocking contractor that you hire should be registered with the VBA. Therefore, it is important to check whether you are hiring a registered contractor that is authorised to service your area, to avoid any compliance problems.

Melbourne Restumping only works with registered reblocking contractors, authorised to work in house restumping Melbourne.  We assist our customers to apply for reblocking project approval from the local council. We know the requirements, and how to submit winning project plans that are easily accepted without facing hiccups. This helps to speed up the project starting time. 

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If a house is built on the ground with reactive soil, house settlement will be quite common. When the reactive soil experiences shrinkage, this will affect the level of house stumps. The sinking stumps cause the floors and foundation of the house to become uneven. 


The process of correcting the level of the house is called revelling or jack and pack. As you restump your house, it is necessary to correct the level of the house and floors, to make your house structurally sound. 

Some of the reasons why you should consider floor levelling as part of your house stump replacement project:

  • If there are changes in floor levels due to a house reblocking or underpinning project. 
  • If the stumps have sagged due to settlement in areas with reactive soil.
  • There is foundation movement due to poor drainage and foundation leaks. 

Our experienced reblockers know how to restump a house. We have 5 simple steps for completing a house revelling process. These are:

 Obtaining floor levels – our team will assess the condition of your house and record your floor levels.

 Identifying weak spots – using the obtained information, we identify areas that need attention. Usually, these are areas that sunk deeper than others.

Lifting of the house – jacks are used to lift the house to the preferred level so that the floors become even.

 Installation of grade material – grade material is poured into stumps in need of attention. This will help to strengthen the surrounding soil for supporting the weight of the house.

 Confirming the new levels – The new flooring level is re-checked to see if they are now even and whether the problem has been fixed.


If you are planning to restump your house as part of the house renovation project, it is advisable to start with restumping. This makes floor leveling quite easy, paving way for any further works like installing cabinetry and tiling can be done with level floors. 


If you are not sure whether to reblock your house, we have you covered. We can inspect your house to determine whether you should reblock the house. Our reblocking experts know how to handle Melbourne restumping projects as well as helping you set a budget for such a project. Our rates are quite affordable, and the quality is unmatched.