A house is a dream of many individuals, but a safe construction of a house is a dream of almost all those who are associated with different projects. They have to carry out various tasks while creating an abode for a user that can help him stay safe for longer duration in it. One of these tasks is known as re-stumping in the field of construction.
Re-stumping is a process which is integrally involved in the construction of houses or structures. The word re-stumping can often be interchanged with the word re-blocking. Well, it can be defined as the process of replacing the foundation stumps of a building. It can be said the re-stumping is a process which falls under Underpinning Brisbane of a building. The idea is to replace old or cracked up wooden or concrete stumps under the house with new ones to make it more stable. The whole process engages into placing jacks to provide as support while the old foundation is dug out and changed. This process most of the time causes minor damage to the existing wall and floor of the house which can be taken care of.
Reasons for Re-stumping:
The reasons for re-stumping are not very different from the reasons for underpinning as both the processes are complementary in the structure of a building. But one has to understand that the major difference between underpinning and re-stumping is that, in the former, the foundation slabs of concrete are not replaced but are only made resistant by pouring of new materials whereas in case of the later the whole foundation stumps are completely replaced.
If the base/foundation of the house or building is made up of wooden stumps then there is a good chance of them decaying and rotting over time. This might jeopardize the safety of the whole building, thus making the replacement of the same a necessary action.
Continual cracking of the stumps:
If the stumps of your building are cracking due to change in weather and seasons, be it of concrete or wood, then the safety of your building is at stake. Also changing soil conditions due to leakage in the underground pipeline or an unwanted growth of a tree root might cause problems to the flooring of the house. This might require re-stumping.
Uneven or bowed floors:
This mostly happens when the base of your house is not properly filled with stand thus making the above flooring uneven. In this case, the whole structure of your house or building is at stake due to poor standards of its making and must need attention.
Replacing with Concrete Stumps:
You might decide to change the wooden stumps of the house with more solid and weather resistant concrete stumps. Concrete stumps are not only safer but are also more durable over time. This will though not hold true if you are living in an earthquake-prone area where a wooden house is mandatory.