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House Levelling & Restumping Services in Melbourne

We, at Global Reblocking, have been providing professional services to the Victorian community for 20+ years.

Our aim is to provide clients with great quality house reblocking restumping & underpinning in Melbourne Victoria backed up by 15 year assurance guarantee.

Our company has a professionally trained Melbourne restumping team who specialize in house restumping reblocking and relevelling homes since early 1990.

Our company has a membership with HIA as well as being registered as a Building Practitioner under Building Commission Victoria.

Customer satisfaction is our primary objective, and therefore, is guaranteed. Our job is complete only when the customer is happy. We provide support after the project is complete and are always available to answer any questions you may have.

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We have Domestic Building & Liability Insurance.We provide all the required building permits.

You will be provided with a final inspection certificate by the building surveyors once the job is completed and approved by the inspector.

What We Offer

  • 15 year guarantee on all our services
  • Members of the HIA Association
  • Licensed Building Practitioners
  • Free initial inspections and quotes
  • Quality services at competitive industry price
  • Professional & efficient team
  • Proven track records of customers expectations
  • 20 years of experience in Reblocking & Underpinning Melbourne Houses

What Is Reblocking and When Should You Go For It?

If you have old wooden stumps in your house, then you’ll find that your floor will eventually become uneven.

Our insured repair services can prevent this situation from occurring, as we replace and fix these damaged timber stumps in your house with new concrete stumps, which will ensure that your floors remain level.

There are a number of other reasons why you might want to consider having restumping undertaken at your house.

The use of timber stumps is more common in older properties, and so if your home is more than thirty years old then you may find that problems start appearing.

Having restumping work carried out is even more important if you have plans of renovations of an older property.

Timber stumps can also become too dry during times of drought and this can cause them to crack and move.

If you have widespread moisture in the structural foundation of your home, then concrete stumps will not be as affected by this as timber would.

Concrete is also a more stable material for stumps to be made from and works best if houses are built on reactive clay or an unstable soil surface.

The process of restumping in Melbourne suburbs can prevent the structural foundation in your home from moving or bricks from cracking in your walls if your home is built on these types of surfaces. Call us to learn about our local Melbourne foundation repair services.

Signs that you could have sub-floor problems

If you suspect that you have a problem with your sub-floor, then there are a number of signs that you can look out for.

You may notice that the floors in your home feel bouncy or spongy when you walk on them, and that there is an unpleasant smell coming from below that ground.

Water could also be intruding into your home from under your sub-floor. Our qualified Melbourne restumping contractors say that you’ll notice problems with your doors and windows.

Gaps might appear around the construction, or they could become misaligned, which will cause them to stick. You may also notice cracks appearing in your plaster or bricks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any difference between underpinning and restumping?

The main difference between these two methods is that underpinning involves reinforcing concrete slabs with a new material rather than replacing them, whereas restumping, also known as reblocking, involves replacing all the damaged foundation stumps.

How will I know whether my house requires restumping?

Signs that tell your house requires restumping include:

  • Continuous cracking on the interior walls
  • Windows and doors that are malfunctioning
  • Soft, bowed, or uneven floors

What does house restumping involve?

Restumping involves replacing old red gum stumps and replacing them with concrete stumps that will support a timber-framed house. Restumping is typically done when the red gum stumps rot due to moisture or when the existing stumps settle due to soil movement.

How often should I restump my house?

Unless your house sits on a well-built concrete foundation, most houses that sit on red gum stumps require restumping after some years.

Older houses often have red gum stumps, and they may last several years. Their lifespan depends on several factors. Restumping should be done as soon as the stumps show signs of damage.

After how long will my house settle once restumped?

It may take anywhere from one to two months for the house to resettle. The jacks used in lifting the house stay in place after restumping for a day or two for the installed concrete to fully dry.

What’s the cost of restumping a house?

For a Brick Veneer house – anything up to $10000

For a Weatherboard house – starting from $13000

The price may vary depending on several factors such as the total number of the stumps that require replacement, their height, whether you’ll be using steel or concrete stumps, and whether rotted joists and bearers require replacement.

What’s the process of jacking up or lifting a house?

In case your house looks uneven or sagging as a result of a sinking foundation, it can be raised or lifted with several hydraulic jacks to be levelled out.

In this case, any sagging bearers/beams will be located and lifted to their normal level. Hydraulic jacks can lift several tons. Once the house is lifted and levelled, concrete stumps are placed beneath the sagging bearers/beams to support the raised level in place. The process of jacking up a sagging house includes:

Step 1

First, access the area beneath your house. Check for the beams/bearers holding up your house. In case the foundation appears to be sinking, lift the sinking section with a jack.

Check for any bowed beams beneath the house that appear to be sunk lower than other beams. Also, check where the floor is sagging and mark the problematic bearer/beam beneath.

Step 2

Next, position a hydraulic jack below the sunk beam. Jack it up to level the house. Use non-sagging beams as the ideal height when jacking up your house.

Jack up the beam slowly such that it gradually shifts and readjusts until its level again. In case several beams require being jacked up, use several jacks to lift them simultaneously.

Step 3

Get a concrete stump and place it under the beam such that the new level will be maintained upon removing the jack. You should size them in such a way that they fit into the raised gap perfectly.

The stump should be placed close to the jack and centered properly under the beam so that once the jack is removed, the stump will support the load that the hydraulic jack held.

How long will it take for my house to be elevated?

It’ll take 7-10 days to elevate a typical house.

Can I live in my house while it is being restumped?

If your house is 500mm above the ground, you can live in it while it is being restumped, as the job will be done from underneath.

If your house is lower than 500mm from the ground, then floorboards will need to be removed which will make it difficult to live in.

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