Our stumps are concrete stumps which are built to last much longer than wooden stumps, which is why we are confident in giving a fifteen-year guarantee on our work. In the past, wooden stumps were used for the foundations of houses and over time the wood rots. The concrete stumps have sunk a minimum of 450mm into the earth and concreted into place.
Reblocking and restumping are terms that describe replacing the old ‘block’ or ‘stump’ foundations of a home with new concrete stumps. Reblocking and restumping is applied mostly to older weatherboard homes which are slightly raised off the ground with their foundations. The terms can be used interchangeably.
Underpinning is the process of fixing a properties foundation and returning the home to its original level if that property's foundations are a concrete slab. This mostly applies to brick veneer homes. Typically a concrete slab will, over time crack and sink into the earth at one spot or another. We prop up the slab (or underpin the slab) with a number of 20-tonne jacks where it has sunk and we fill the space with concrete to elevate the slab to its original flat level.
We secure the necessary plans and permits on your behalf.
Generally not. We will advise you on the extent of works that will be undertaken before we start the project and how this will affect your living arrangements. More than 90% of residents stay in their property while we work.
Yes. We provide a 15-year guarantee on our work.
90% of houses will take between 5 and 10 days.
Depending on the size and of the property and the severity of the problem, a typical three bedroom house will cost between $3,000-$7,000.
Typical signs of structural instability include:
Another indicator is the age of your house. If your house was built before 1970 then there is a good chance it will be due for reblocking or underpinning soon. Don’t wait too long to reblock your house as it can be dangerous to leave your house’s foundations in poor condition.