Interior of a home in Melbourne when it has been restumped

What is restumping and when is it needed?

Restumping, also known as reblocking, is a construction term that refers to changing damaged stumps with new stumps, used to reinforce or strengthen the footing of a house.

This is a common practice in areas where the soil is not suitable to support a house or has been damaged due to weather conditions. There are many reasons why stumps may need to be replaced, but the most common reason is due to rot or damage from pests.

What is Restumping?

Restumping is the process of replacing cracked or damaged house stumps with new stumps. 

Old house stumps made from timbers like pine and red gum, over the years become rotten or termite infested. These stumps need to be replaced with sturdier, structurally sound stumps.

There are a few different ways that restumping can be done, but the most common method is installing new stumps made from concrete, steel, or timber. The new stumps will be placed around the perimeter of your home, and they will be connected to the existing foundation.

How do I know when to Restump?

There are certain telltale signs which may mean that your property needs restumping. These can include:

– cracks appearing in walls, both inside and outside the house

– doors and windows that no longer fit properly or are difficult to open and close

– floors that feel bouncy or have uneven spots

– gaps appearing between the floor and walls

If you notice any of these signs, getting in touch with a professional as soon as possible is important to assess the situation. They will be able to tell you for sure whether restumping is necessary and provide you with a quote.

It’s a big job – and not one you should try to DIY restumping. You need to excavate around your home (which can be disruptive and messy), and you also need to know exactly what you’re doing to avoid putting your home at risk.

Now that you know when to restump a house, you may want to know how much does it cost to restump a house,  then check out this article for more information.

Why do you restump a house?

The main reason you restump a house is to strengthen the existing footing and foundation of a building or structure. This is done by adding new stumps or replacing old stumps to support the weight of the building. Restumping is very important to ensure the structural integrity of your building is maintained. 

In this article we’ve discussed what is restumping and when it is needed, and what to look for when your house needs restumping. If you need any more information about restumping or reblocking,  please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!