cracked walls and uneven floors

Restumping/Reblocking

restumping

Restumping, also known as reblocking, involves resetting (or replacing) the timber stumps with new concrete stumps. This is normally necessary when the house stumps have settled as a result of soil movement, or when wooden stumps have rotted as a result of moisture in the soil.


If your house is already sitting on concrete stumps, and you are experiencing the above signs, you may still need restumping, which may involve, hanging extra stumps to prevent further cracking and then levelling. At times your house may just need levelling with the use of packing. This all depends on the severity of your house.

We use computer levelling, which ensures your house is level and all your windows and doors are shutting as they should.


Reasons for Restumping:

  • Leaking pipes
  • Rotten stumps
  • Poor drainage 
  • Termite damage
  • Dry soil or evaporation
  • Clogged gutters 
  • Wet soil


How is a home restumped?

The first step is to assess which stumps need to be replaced or reset. This is normally done using a level to assess how even your floors are, and by checking the stumps themselves for movement and deterioration. The house is then gradually and slightly jacked up where the stump that needs to be replaced is, and existing stumps are either packed out to compensate for settling, or are removed and replaced altogether.





Signs that you should look for include:

  • Misaligned doors or windows
  • Cracks on the plaster or bricks
  • Uneven floors or sloping floors
  • Bouncy floors
  • Noisy floors