Protecting your homes foundations is a sound investment in the future
The Meier house restumping process
What’s involved and our most frequently asked questions
Our team of specialists have over 30 years of experience in re-stumping and are happy to walk you through the re-stumping process. If you already have your builder on board to re-stump your home, we are happy to work with them and complete the additional tasks around re-stumping – holding, raising, sliding, spinning or relocating. We are well-versed in working with other building professionals to get your job completed seamlessly and within your timeframe.
Why Might You Need Your House Re-stumped?
You may be thinking about having your home re-stumped due to decaying and damaged stumps or in conjunction with raising, relocating, spinning or sliding your home. Sometimes, soil movement can cause foundation and stump instability, meaning a re-stump is required. Whether you need a partial or a full re-stump will depend on the conditions of your stumps and your ultimate goal.
We Will Work With Your Builder
If you engage a builder for the project works, we can position and hold the house on blocks before they take over to complete the re-stumping and build-in. We can then let the house back down on the new stumps after completion, all while liaising with your builder.
WHICH MATERIALS FOR YOUR RESTUMP
Choosing the right materials for your stumps can depend on your preferences and the purpose of re-stumping. While concrete is an excellent stabiliser, steel is perfect for building structural framework. We can help you choose the materials that will best suit your needs.
GAINING HEIGHT OR STRENGTHENING
We can raise your entire home or simply lift and hold the house on blocks to complete the re-stumping process. We can also lift and hold your home to allow your builder to complete the process or excavate beneath the structure before re-stumping.
THE REASON BEHIND YOUR RESTUMP
The condition of your current stumps and foundation will determine whether you need a partial or full re-stump and if you need to raise, spin or relocate your house. If only a few stumps are impaired, a full re-stump is not necessary.
Frequently asked questions
There can be a range of structural signs that indicate you might need a restump. These include:
- Sloped or uneven floors
- Distorted window and door frames
- Dilapidated or decaying foundation
- Cracks in plasterwork and brickwork
- Partially rotten timber stumps
- Concrete cancer / cracks in cement stumps
- Change in soil conditions
Often times, clients will opt to go from timber or concrete stumps to steel stumps especially when raising a house.
Steel frames are both strong and able to be used for structural framework without taking up space. Making it ideal when your aim is to create a lower level or split level home.
In the instance that you are only doing a partial restump then using the same material as the existing stumps would often make more sense.
Cleaning up a site is not factored in to our costs but we can arrange it if you would like.
Ensure you have the following plans or documents:
- Engineering plans
- Soil tests ( Particularly important if we are re-stumping for you )
- Building plans
- Form 16 ( Issued after surveyor inspects new site )
Yes, absolutely. While we offer our own restumping service we’re always happy to work with your builder to get your home in its new location.