Pro Restumping Melbourne

House Reblocking /
Restumping in Melbourne

HomeHouse Restumping / House Reblocking

Restumping services are designed to improve the structural stability of your home. If your home is built on weak or shifting soil, restumping can help to prevent serious damage. Restumping involves replacing the stumps that support your home with new, stronger stumps. This will provide a more stable foundation for your home and can help to prevent foundation problems.

It is also wise to have reblocking when planning a large renovation or extension. The first step should be restumping or reblocking in growing your house or building. Foundations are the key to lasting renovation, ensuring their integrity can save costly disasters. If your home is growing, you will need a stronger foundation ensuring its integrity can prevent costly disasters.

How To Know If Your House Needs Restumping

It may be time to examine the integrity of your home’s stumps if it exhibits any of the common signs of foundation problems. 

Common Signs of Foundation Problems Include:

  • Doors That Stick Or Don’t Open And Close Properly
  • Gaps Around Window Frames Or Exterior Doors
  • Sagging Or Uneven Floors
  • Counters And Cabinets Separating From The Wall
  • A floor or ceiling that has separated from the walls

Melbourne Reblocking / Restumping Service

The Restumping Melbourne team delivers the best solutions using high-quality materials and modern equipment to professionally replace timber or brick stumps. Homeownership is one of the largest investments you will ever make, and as such, it must be maintained correctly. We can strengthen and extend the life of your home’s foundation through our restumping services in Melbourne. 

Stumpings that degrade or subside can lead to problems like uneven floors, cracked walls, and distorted door frames. 

Count on Restumping Melbourne for the most reliable foundation repair service Melbourne has to offer.

Melbourne Reblocking for different house types

Weatherboard house & Timber Clad House

Weatherboard is a popular type of exterior cladding used on homes throughout Australia. These houses generally have timber stumps, which are known to be a high maintenance material, that is why it is a wise decision to have them replaced. We replace them with a stronger material such as concrete stumps or galvanised steel stumps to make your home’s foundation stronger.

Solid brick house

These houses’ external and internal walls are constructed of double brick, and a concrete or bluestone foundation supports the bricks. Usually, the stumps support the centre of the floor, while the perimeter is supported by a ledge running along with the brickwork where a timber plate sits. The floor joists sit on top of this plate, which can be damaged if there is moisture or poor ventilation within the sub-floor, which happens in many solid brick houses.

Brick veneer house

The exterior of these homes consists of a timber frame and a brick veneer. The brick piers around the perimeter support the perimeter frame. Stumps support internal walls and floors.

What are house stumps?

Stumps are the simplest and most familiar footings used for vertical support and transfer load directly to the foundation. In most cases, stumps are the most cost-effective way of securing timber-framed houses.

The house stumps support the house, and they may deteriorate due to a number of factors over time. In older houses, they are typically made of timber and are commonly found in houses not built on slabs.

Three types of materials are commonly used for stumps

Treated Timber

Treated timber is a timber that has been treated with chemicals to make it resistant to rot, insect damage, and decay. Treated timber is often used for restumping, as it can provide a longer-lasting solution than untreated timber.

Concrete Stumps

Cast concrete is concrete that has been poured into a mould. Cast concrete is often used for restumping, as it is a strong and durable material.

Galvanised Steel

Galvanised steel is steel that has been treated with a zinc coating. This zinc coating helps to prevent rust and corrosion. Galvanised steel is often used for restumping, as it is a strong and durable material.

House restumping process


Our reblocking specialists will be able to assess your property and provide you with a free quote for the work that needs to be done. Once you have accepted the quote, we will guide you on the next steps so you fully understand the project.


We will set up a schedule to assess and restump your property when convenient for you. Upon hiring us, you will receive the paperwork or email containing details of the work we will do, along with a schedule of agreed timelines for the completion.

Remove Old Stumps

The first step in the restumping process is to remove the old stumps from your home. This is done by excavating around the stumps and then lifting them out of the ground. 

Putting The House On Hydraulic Equipment

In the process of removing the stumps, the house is lifted with several jacks or hydraulic equipment. The subfloor framing area is equipped with sufficient jacks. We also ensure that all Occupational Health and Safety requirements are followed for your safety and that of our experts.

Subfloor Frame Inspection And Timber Replacement

We inspect your subfloor frame and replace any damaged or rotten joists and wall plates. We replace the timber with quality timbers to avoid the problem of timber shrinkage to give you the longest-lasting results.

Stumps Are Removed, And New Timber Is Installed

Once the old stumps are removed, they are replaced with stronger ones that are most suitable for your house or building. Our new stumps are set deeper than the old ones, which helps to provide a more stable foundation for your home that would last for many years.

Benefits of Restumping

There are many benefits to restumping. Some of them are:

  • Restumping your home can help level out unlevelled or sunken floors, preventing further damage.
  • Repair foundation problems that already exist
  • By improving the insulation and sealing around your foundation, restumping can make your home more energy efficient
  • Restumping can also be used to fix foundation problems after they have occurred
  • Restumping can also increase the value of your home.


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