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Restumping a house is one of the first jobs anyone renovating a house would need to consider. Strong foundations are the key to long-lasting renovations, and when it’s done in the early stages, it has the potential to save you a lot of work and money in the long run.

Sydney Restumping & Underpinning are experienced contractors in Sydney and have been offering underpinning and restumping services to its residents for many years. We have a vast clientele base who can vouch for our exceptional quality of services. We cater to the needs of our clients by offering an extensive range of services, including restumping, house levelling, and floor levelling services. We are registered and competent to handle both domestic and commercial projects.

What is Restumping?

Restumping is the process of replacing damaged house stumps that can no longer support a home. The process is commenced when the existing foundation stumps have cracked or rotted for various reasons. Our restumping contractors will jack up your house, remove the old stumps and install new stumps typically made of steel or concrete for long-lasting durability.

The foundation is the most important element of the structure of your house and will need rectification before undertaking any renovations. Houses before the 1960s in Sydney were often built on brick and  timber stumps and will need restumping services at some point in time. Weatherboard or brick veneer houses will require re-levelling and restumping.

Why Do Stumps Deteriorate?

The top reasons why stumps fail or deteriorate are:

Wood Rot

Timber stumps rot when it is allowed to become damp and are not rectified for a long period.

Reactive Soils

The soil in Sydney is highly reactive. The swelling and contracting puts pressure on the stumps and the house structure.

Termite Damage

Termites feed on different plant materials, including timber, that the stumps are often made of.

Dampness & Moisture

Moisture and dampness can cause the timber to rot much faster and encourage termites’ activities.

The best way to avoid expensive problems is to know when to undertake appropriate repairs.

Do I Need Restumping?

Watch out for these warning signs that indicate your home needs restumping:

  • Cracks in the Internal & External Walls

  • Sloped or Uneven Flooring

  • Doors or Windows Not Opening or Closing Correctly

  • Moisture Around the Foundation

  • Water/Flood Damage

  • Termite Damage

  • Before Renovating the House

If you identify any of the above signs, it’s time to act. Call our experts to get an idea of how restumping can help solve the issue.

Does My Whole House Need Restumping?

The best option when it comes to restumping is to use steel piers and/or concrete stumps rather than timber or wood materials. Your house may need restumping only in certain areas. But stump decay due to termites usually spreads across the entire foundation, so it is best to assess all the stumps so you can make an informed decision. Our professionals can take a thorough look and allow you to assess exactly what your house needs.

What is the Cost of Restumping in Sydney?

The average cost of restumping a house in Sydney is between $5,000 to $20,000. The exact cost will depend on a number of factors, such as

  • The number of stumps that needs to be installed

  • Size of your property

  • Type of soil under the house and the work that needs to be done

  • Access below your floors

Due to these varying factors, it is best to call a professional to get a free quote to get a clear picture of restumping costs in Sydney for your property.

What’s the Difference Between Restumping and House Levelling?

The main difference between restumping and levelling is that restumping involves removing the damaged foundation stumps and replacing them with new stumps, while levelling involves elevating and adjusting the floors of a house hydraulically.

What’s the Difference Between Restumping and Underpinning?

The main difference between restumping and underpinning is that restumping is used if your house is built on stumps. While underpinning is used when your house is built on a strip footing or a slab.

Floor Levelling Sydney

House levelling involves the process of raising and repositioning your home to its original position.This process is used when your home is suspended and built on stumps, steel piers or brick piers. As one of the top contractors in Sydney, we ensure your floor levelling requirements are fulfilled quickly and efficiently. We provide a guarantee on all our work as we employ tradesmen with the highest skills and qualifications in the construction industry. We cater to projects of all sizes and complexities.

Discuss your floor levelling needs with us, and you are sure to benefit from our years of expertise and experience.

Need a Professional & Reliable Team?

If you feel that your home needs restumping, you need to have a professional assess your property at the earliest. If left untreated for a long time, you will risk causing long-lasting damage to your home, including the partial or complete collapse of your structure.

Sydney Restumping & Underpinning offer premium restumping services to ensure your building is safe and structurally sound. We have years of hands-on experience bringing stability to homes throughout Sydney. You can trust our professional and passionate experts to restore the quality of your house.

We offer professional assessment services to establish the condition of your foundation and find the cause of the damage. We understand restumping is a significant investment and ensure you get the most out of our services, so you do not have to worry about it later. We work hard to get your home exactly what it needs.

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