REBLOCKING

REBLOCKING

Re-blocking is another name for re-stumping. This is the replacement of rotted and defective stumps which cause structural damage to your home. Re-blocking may involve the re-levelling of floor areas and could entail the replacement of  subfloor timbers and floor boards.Houses with timber floors that were built more than 30 years ago will most likely have timber stumps. On average a timber home normally has about
80 stumps and a brick vaneer home normally contains about 60. The life expectancy of these stumps can vary from 20 to 60 years depending on the type of timber, soil conditions, drainage and insect attack. Most houses that are more than 30 years old need re-stumping.  Have you patched up and painted the walls in your home and find that the cracks are re-appearing? Do not patch up and paint, first you should have your home restumped or levelled.

Are your window frames and doors crooked?

Doors and windows stuck or not closing
Floors not level
Cracks in plaster
Floors sloping
Gutters not level
We remove sole plates
The bearers under your home must have 150mm
clearance from the ground. If not we may need to excavate soil to reduce the chance of future rotting of subfloor timbers.
Concrete pump is used when required Houses raised Houses levelled We have enough hydraulic jacks to lift the entire house
delicately. This eliminates severe & costly damage to plasterwork & framing.
We check spacing of the existing stumps and notify the client if extra stumps are required.
A house generally takes about one week to complete.
On completion of our re-stumping jobs the floors will be brought back to level within 10mm using a 99% accurate computer level.
All re-stumping jobs are inspected by the local municipal council Building Surveyor.
Damproof material (melthoyd) is used on top of the stumps to reduce the amount of moisture coming up into the timbers of the home.
We fit new treated pine plinthboards Want to fit plinthboards on yourself, we fit treated pine uprights next to all external concrete stumps for ease of fitting new plinth boards.
Stumps to be 450mm (min) into the ground concrete  stumps 100 X 100 set in concrete 300 X 300 X 300mm unless otherwise specified Worried about your delicate tiles, we take pride when
lifting the house. Lifting is done simultaneously with enough employees on site to carry out the job carefully and properly.
Antcaps are used when they are requested by councils in certain locations.
We use hanging stumps, threaded stumps when required Does your extension require termite pre-construction treatment under local council regulations?
Do you have termites eating your stumps, subfloor timber and other structural timber in your home?