Restumping and Reblocking Explained
LevelMaster are experts in supplying high-quality restumping and reblocking components. The terms reblocking and restumping can be used interchangeably to describe the process of replacing existing stumps underneath the building with new, modern stumps. Existing stumps may experience the following issues which may indicate that a restump should be considered:
- Doors that no longer close and/or scrape.
- Cracks appearing in walls and/or the ceiling.
- Loud creaking noises when walking through the house
There can be a number of reasons for why these issues are happening and ideally they should be investigated by an experienced licensed restumper or builder. The foundations of the building are a critical structural component and work should only be carried out by licenced tradespeople. Possible causes include:
- Excessive soil movement (may be dependent on the weather).
- Existing stumps have deteriorated through age or weathering.
- Tree root infestation.
- Incorrect Installation.
Although a complete restump may seem like an expensive exercise, the work required is labour intensive and requires a range of specialist tools to ensure that the building is restored to a complete level position and remains stable into the future. Using LevelMaster adjustable house stumps makes this replacement process faster, more accurate and stronger. As specialists in this field, we can assure you that every component meets or exceeds the engineering standards as set out in the National Construction Code. All components are hot dipped galvanised for increased longevity.
LevelMaster are a manufacturer and as such we do not quote or provide restumping services. We do however have a list of approved LevelMaster installers who use and recommend LevelMaster components, including our adjustable cross bracing and adjustable metal stair stringers. For some general information on restumping costs, click here.