How Do I Know When My House Requires Reblocking Or Restumping?

Excess dampness in the foundation of a house is one indication that reblocking or restumping work needs to be done.

Additional signs to look for are:

  • Floors that are sloping or uneven
  • Cracks appearing in tiling or in plaster work
  • Doors sticking or not closing properly
  • Timber stumps starting to decay
  • Floors becoming loose or bouncy

Reblocking or restumping is recommended for any house that was built before 1970, even if it is not yet showing any of the above signs.

How Much Does Restumping Cost?

The exact cost of restumping will depend on the size of your property, its age and the amount of damage in the foundation.

Is Restumping Work Covered By A Guarantee?

All restumping work that is carried out and completed by Global Reblocking Specialists is guaranteed for 15 years.

Will I have To Vacate My Property During Restumping Work?

There will be no need for you to vacate your home unless the floors have to be removed. This will only be necessary if there is insufficient height below the sub-floor. The minimum clearance required is 400mm. Any less than that would require your house to be vacated and furniture to be removed while the work is being done.

Do I Need A Building Permit For Restumping Work To Be Done?

Prior to starting work on your house we will arrange all the planning and will obtain a necessary permit on your behalf.

Will All The Floorboards Need To Be Removed For Restumping?

Floorboards do not have to be removed if there is at least 400 mm clearance underneath your house. They will need to be removed if clearance is any less than this, so that we can gain access. We can lay the same floorboards back in place if they are in good condition.

If I Want To Renovate My House Completely, At What Stage Should Reblocking Work Be Done?

Reblocking or restumpting work should always be the first step in any major house renovation. If this work is not done first, it could have an adverse impact on a recently completed renovation.

How Much Mess Will There Be After Restumping Work Has Been Completed?

You can be assured that we aim to minimize the amount of plaster damage caused by restumping work. Some replastering could be necessary afterwards, depending on the previous condition of your house and the type of plaster. Some houses only require a little repainting to be done.

What Is The Difference Between The Terms Reblocking, Restumping And Underpinning?

Reblocking and restumping refers to the process of removing old blocks or stumps and replacing them with new concrete stumps.

Underpinning is the process of digging below the strip footing and increasing the amount of support with bigger concrete pads. These are referred to pins and a single house could require multiple pins or just one.

What Kind Of Materials Do You Use For Restumping?

We replace old wood stumps with new ones that are made from the best quality concrete and steel.

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