You might be planning to make a home improvement project that includes reblocking/restumping. Before you begin, it’s wise to know what the process involves before making any decisions. First, you need to check the integrity of your house or call an expert to do it for you. A solid design of stumps is required to ensure the overall durability of your home, but as time goes by, the stump deteriorates because of termite infestation Android it timber or replacement if its steel, bricks or concrete stumps. In such conditions, a reblocking project needs to strengthen your home. Here is what the reblocking process involves.
The first step of reblocking involves visual inspection. An expert scratches the soil away from all the stumps to evaluate the condition of each stump. They clear and remove everything around the foundation, including the plinth boards to inspect the stumps and see the extent of damage.
Before any work starts, all the rubbish and obstacles from under the house are removed to create a clean stage for placing jacks up. After the cleanup stage, Jacks up are out in place to make the house safe for both the workers and owners as the restumping begins.
Once the jacks up are positioned and safe, the worker begins their work by removing all the existing timber stumps and digging holes in the same place to reach the plate. The whole size depends on the weight of the floor and soil type.
Once all the existing stumps are removed and the holes dug, the house is leveled out before replacing the stumps to make sure the level is equal. The house is being held by jacks only as the process is underway.
After the leveling and final inspection, the actual stump replacement process commences. New stumps are hung over the holes, leaving space for concrete. Special equipment are used to make sure the house is perfectly level. The jacks hold the house in place for 24 to 48 hours after restumping to allow the concrete to settle.
After the restumping process is complete, the plinth boards are put back in place upon the owner requests. The contractor then fixes any problem that occurred during the process before completing the home restumping process. If there are telltale signs that your home needs restumping, you should not hesitate to call restumping contractors.