Restumping is the process of removing the old wooden stumps and replacing them with concrete stumps. As mentioned, there are many homes out there built on wooden stumps and it is one of the easiest foundations to install. However, over the years, wooden stumps can sag, depending on the ground condition. So, is it time to restump?
How can you tell if you might need to restump your home?
All buildings at some point in time will undergo settling and shifting. This movement causes the ceiling and floor to shift and if left unchecked, can cause serious damage. Many people ask us how they can tell if their stumps are rotten, and whether this means they need to be replaced. This is a question well worth asking, because it’s very common for stumps to be replaced unnecessarily. It’s important to know how to tell if stumps are rotten because the solutions are very different.
Why do we need to restump?
There are a number of issues that can occur with your home’s foundations. Part of these issues stem from the building’s original construction, while others will arise from issues caused by poor maintenance or neglect. In either case, it’s best to get an expert opinion from a reputable building company before making any decisions on how to proceed.
Restumping and reframing is a big job, but it’s a big job that needs to be done right. There can be a lot of pressure on getting it done quickly and cheaply, but the main risk with rushing the job is getting poor workmanship and poor results. You need to make sure you do your research and choose a reliable and reputable company.
The importance of Restumping/Reblocking
Restumping houses is a job that needs to be undertaken by a team with experience in property development. The property under the home will need to be leveled so the foundation can be relaid. As damaged or eroded foundations can often cause internal cracks to the structure of the home, there will also be a need to renovate the inside of the building. Restumping is something that should be undertaken prior to any renovations commencing. Restumping is an investment in your property and is worth doing professionally as it is a difficult job even for the experienced handyman, but it will last another lifetime.
The restumping of a house is not something that takes place very often, but it is one of the most important forms of construction on any property. When you need to restump your house, this is when the house will be re-stumped on the foundation.
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