If your floors are sloping, your home is shaking or you are noticing cracks in your interior or exterior walls, it could be a sign that your house requires restumping. This process requires existing stumps under a home to be replaced with new ones or depending on the condition of the stumps it may be as simple to just pack the stumps.
Restumping can be an incredibly important process as stumps support the entire structure of your home. If conditions such as cracking (known as concrete cancer) in concrete stumps or steel columns are rusted and are left untreated, it can lead to devastating structural damage and pose the risk of your damage to your home.
Generally, the process starts with professionals assessing the project, but what does this involve? Are plans required? Read on to learn more about the process of restumping a home and how you can better prepare for it.
THE RESTUMPING PROCESS
If the steel stumps have rusted out or you are experiencing concrete cancer in concrete stumps under your home, a full restump may be required depending on the number of stumps affected. Calling in a professional to assess the damage is crucial. At the bare minimum, the affected stumps will need to be dug out and replaced.
WHEN IS RESTUMPING REQUIRED?
Restumping typically involves replacing deteriorated and damaged timber stumps that are usually rotted, with concrete, steel or cca treated timber stumps. If the stumps have rusted out or have concrete cancer the house may require re-levelling as well.
Other common signs a house may need restumping are:
- Windows and doors sticking or not opening properly
- A sloping floor in one direction
- Uneven or sagging floors
- Cracking on interior and exterior walls
- Bouncy or spongy floors
ACQUIRING PLANS FOR A RESTUMP
Perhaps one the most important parts of a restump, is getting the plans and approvals. All Brisbane house restumping and raising work requires a building approval at minimum. Private Certifiers can assist you further with this process.
Before getting started, you will want to ensure that you have the following documents in order:
- Structural/Engineering plans
- Soil tests should be completed
GET IN TOUCH WITH BRISBANE’S RESTUMPING SPECIALIST TODAY
For more information on the planning process for restumping your home, get in touch with Meier House Removals today. With over 30 years of experience in res-stumping, our team can help walk you through the entire process from start to finish.
If you are working with a builder on this project, our team can liaise with the team and help to position the house correctly and ensure the entire process runs smoothly. Give us a call at 07 3849 1122 or use our online contact form and someone from the team will be happy to assist you further.