It is recommended you find a professional to Restump you house safely and securely. The following is a informal guide to let our customers know our Restumping process.
Restumping which is sometimes referred to as re-blocking is the replacing of timber stumps that are rotting or defective. These stumps are important because they offer support to the house so that it is stable at all times. Therefore, if you notice in deterioration in the stumps that support your home then it is better to replace them as early as possible so as to avoid further damage to the house. However, it is important to be careful about the contractor that you want to hire to do the restumping as many homeowners have been swindled by unscrupulous contractors. These contractors either disappear when they have been paid the initial deposit or they do substandard work in the home which eventually requires repair that is more costly.
When making a decision on how to restump your house, it is important to find out the extent of damage to the existing stumps. When the condition of the stumps has been ascertained then you can go ahead and purchase new stumps that will be used to replace the defective ones. You are the one who knows how to restump your house and the final effect that you are looking for so it is better for you to choose the new stumps. These stumps are made from materials such as concrete as well as galvanized steel apart from wood, as these two are more stronger and durable than wood.
All these types of stumps have their benefits and need to be selected according to the needs of the home. If you still want to use wood to restump the house then Victoria is the best option because it is rot resistant and they are cheaper than the other stumps made from other materials. On the other hand, the concrete stump which is the most popular is available in different types and can last a long time despite a many conditions such as dampness, which may affect stumps that are made from steel.
When you have bought the stumps that are needed for your home, then you can select a contractor that will show you how to restump your house if you are doing it as a project or you can hire the contractor to do the work on your behalf. The contractor should be able to work with the restumping materials that have already been bought as per their experience and reliability.
The contractor who is doing the restumping should be able to do the job within the regulations that have been set out by the local authorities. It is important that when you compare costs from different contractors they should include similar items and they should be licenced as well. If possible, also check with their previous clients on the type of work that was done for them and if they were satisfied with the work.
Overall, it is important to monitor the work as it is being done so that the work is done to your standard.