The time required to complete restumping a house varied on a few parameters. Every project is different and can take time depending on project size, accessibility, number of stumps to replace, and others.
In this article, we will discuss how much time is needed for restumping and reblocking as well as some tips on how you can make the process go smoother and faster.
How long does restumping take?
Restumping takes between 3 to 7 days to restump a house. The factors that affect the time it takes to restump a house are:
- The size of the house
- How many stumps need to replace
- Accessibility to the work site
- The difficulty of the job
What is the process of restumping a house?
You will need to pull out the damaged, rotten, or broken stumps to replace them with fresh ones. First, the old ones will be cut down below the ground level, and the new stumps will be installed in their place. Then, the new stumps are driven into the ground, and concrete is poured around them to secure them in place.
Do you have to move out whilst house is restumped?
We recommend moving things so that we can work more efficiently, but it is not necessary. Our team will take care of your belongings and ensure they are not damaged during the process.
Although the restumping process is usually completed within a few days, it is important to be prepared for some disruptions to your normal routine. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.
If you have any questions about restumping or reblocking your house, please feel free to contact us for more information.
Will reblocking cause damage to my home?
No damage is done when reblocking a house, as it is a process of jacking up your house and replacing the stumps that support it.
Homeowners sometimes get confused between restumping and reblocking. You can see the difference between restumping and underpinning in this article.
How often do you need to Restump?
When done properly, restumping should last for decades. Check the durability of stumps –
● Timber stumps last for 20-30 years.
● Concrete stumps are designed to last for up to 50 years
● Steel stumps can stay strong for even longer.
However, it is important to keep an eye on the condition of your stumps and to have them checked by a professional every few years, just to be safe.
Do I need to restump the whole house?
It depends. If your stumps are being damaged one after another, it is expected that they will not last any longer. So, it is better to restump the whole house so that all stumps support the weight of your house evenly. It will also save you money in the long run as you will not have to keep repairing or replacing individual stumps.
If only a few of your stumps are damaged, you may be able to get away with just restumping those particular stumps. However, this is something that should be discussed with a professional as they will be able to assess the condition of your stumps and advise you on the best course of action.
Can I do relevelling instead of restumping?
You can only perform relevelling when it’s built on concrete stumps. In addition, the stumps should be in good condition without cracking or breaking. Also, the gap between the bearer and the top of the stump should be within 25mm.
If the stumps don’t fulfill all of these criteria, the home must be restumped and not relevelled. However, if specific areas of the property satisfy these criteria, we may relevel those parts of the house.
Tips on how you can make the process go smoother and faster.
As a homeowner, you can do a few things as a homeowner to make the process go smoother and faster –
- Ensure that the work site is easily accessible for the contractor. This includes a clear path to the stumps that need to replace and any other areas that need to access during the process.
- Remove any obstacles that may be in the way, such as landscaping, decks, patios, etc.
- Obtain any necessary permits that may be required to begin the work.
If you think your house needs to be restumped or would like to get a professional opinion, please get in touch with us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you through the process.