Check for membership  RBP (REGISTERED BUILDING PRACTITIONER)every re stumping buisness must hold this this registration and be financially registered

Ask how many years he or his workers have been in this industry (because some companies hire anyone to do your job  without experience and experience counts)

Price: A cheap price doesn't mean you will get a quality job.I.E:  levelling and straightness of stumps and quality workmanship

Ask whether a permit will be given .This is a must for resale purposes.

Ask if there are any hidden extra's in price,(as many quotes aren't what they seem in final payments)

Ask if treated pine cleats are an extra or included in price

Ask to see examples of work

Ask for references and contact at least one to confirm

Ask who will actually be re stumping or underpinning your house – will the be at least one fully qualified tradesperson onsite at all times?


EXTRA USEFUL  LINK THAT MAYBE OF HELP

https://sites.google.com/site/ausreblockinghomeimprovements/

 
Most Common Solutions 
Reblocking/Restumping
Reblocking involves replacing older timber stumps with new, more durable concrete stumps. Depending on the age and condition of the home, reblocking can involve replacing some or all of the stumps.

Re-levelling
When changes in soil conditions or other factors cause a home’s foundations to move, floor levels can change. Re-levelling brings the structure back to its original level, or as close as practicable given the current conditions.

Underpinning
Many newer brick homes feature strip concrete foundations on outer walls (and some interior walls). Sometimes these footings can subside or crack, causing damage to the house structure. Underpinning refers to a process whereby new concrete pads are inserted under the existing strip concrete foundations to provide additional support and bring the wall or house back to its original levels.

 
Age
Timber stumps typically last 40-50 years. If your home was built before 1960 it may need reblocking or is on ts way to needing it done (or restumping as it is also known).

REMEDY: YOU WILL NEED TO GET THE STUMPS CHANGED FROM TIMBER TO CONCRETE

CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE




Drought
Drying caused by drought or prolonged hot weather can cause internal cracking and cause stumps to move.

REMEDY: IF HOUSE IS ON CONCRETE STUMPS ALREADY AND DOORS ETC AREN'T WORKING PROPERLY THEN JACK & PACKING IS REQUIRED.

CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE .(THIS IS THE CHEAPEST OF ALL QUOTES)

Moisture 
Too much moisture under a home can cause movement and expansion.


REMEDY: NOTHING CAN BE DONE IT'S AL ABOUT MONITORING FOR LEAKS UNDER HOME FOR DAMP SOILS




Soil
Many homes in and around Melbourne are built on reactive clay, fill or other unstable soils. This can lead to cracking in brick walls and movement in foundations.

REMEDY: LOTS OF THINGS WILL CAUSE BRICK FOUNDATIONS TO CRACK NOT JUST SOIL EXPANSION AND CONTRACTIONS

.I.E: LARGE WATER DEPOSITS IN ONE PROMINENT LOCATION, LARGE TREES WITH HUGE ROOTS 'TOO DRY TOO WET.

RULE OF THUMB WITH TREES IS THE DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE FOUNDATIONS IS GENERAL RULE IS THE HEIGHT OF THE MATURE TREE SHOULD BE THE DISTANCE FROM HOUSE

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