house reblocking restumping melbourne

We offer the following foundation repair services in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. Any house stumping which can degrade or subside will causes issues such as uneven and bouncy floors, cracked walls, and distorted doors frames. In extreme cases poor or damaged stumping can result in the possible collapse of a home.

  • Restumping

  • Reblocking

  • Foundation Repair

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What is House Reblocking & Restumping?

Restumping or reblocking a house is one of the first jobs for anyone considering large renovations or extensions to a home. Foundations are the key to along lasting renovation, ensuring their integrity can save costly disasters. If your house is growing, you will need a stronger foundation.

Screw Piling Co are experienced reblocking specialists and have the know-how to assess the condition of the existing concrete stumps. We can then proceed with the reblocking to minimise damage or possible further problems.

Many Australian subfloor building structures consist of either a brick or timber stump construction and deterioration occurs during their lifespan. We offer expert replacement of both types using only the highest quality materials, skilled labor and state of the art machinery.

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Your home is probably your biggest investment. It needs to be taken care of properly and by the best hands. Here at Geobuilt, we offer restumping services to prolong the life of your home by reinforcing the foundation.

Over the years, you might notice your structure developing signs of wear and tear in the foundation like crack on the walls. Such signs should be addressed and fixed immediately by a capable and experienced restumping service to prevent further damage.

What We Offer

Screw Piling Co will take care of all the aspects involved in renewing and rejuvenating the foundation of your home. Our restumping service will include;

  • Helping you chose the right type of stump for the structure
  • Assessing the number of stumps that will be used and the spacing required between them
  • Assessing the paperwork required for the project like council building permits
  • We will ensure all the restumping is completed according to building regulations.
  • We will monitor our work

The process of restumping is technical and we understand that most homeowners might not understand what is involved. We take it upon ourselves to help you make the right decisions for your home by offering support and technical advice.

We will help you ascertain the level to which the floors will be brought back and we guarantee the proper re-leveling of the floors using a dumpy level for the best results and the most accurate readings.

  • How To Check The Conditions Of Your Stumps Yourself?

    Whilst we highly recommend engaging the services of a professional for this kind of work, we understand that your signs may not be significant enough for you to warrant phoning someone in straight away and you may be looking at ways you can check the condition of your wooden house stumps on your own.


    Dig down and around the stump by approximately 5 – 10 cm. Feel the stump for moisture, but also check if the wood gives easily. If it does, it is a good indicator that you may require restumping. It’s important that this work is carried out sooner rather than later, as the stumps can eventually give way if serious damage occurs, meaning it will no longer support the floor above it.

  • What Is Involved In House Restumping?

    Typically, it is common for newer homes to be built with concrete or galvanized steel stumps, these are also used as replacement stumps and should last longer than wooden stumps.

    If it is determined that your house requires to be restumped, your home will be slowly and gradually jacked up to the height required to remove the current stumps and replace (or in some cases remove them completely).

    It is important to be mindful that although house restumping or reblocking will prevent any further damage and eliminate the risk of collapses, the movement caused by jacking the house may result in some issues to doorframes, tiles, or even further cracks in walls.

  • Restumping Cost

    So, how much to restump a house?

    Well, restumping costs can vary depending on a number of factors. These factors include : 

    • How many stumps need to be replaced
    • The size of the subfloor space
    • The current soil condition (This is because poor soil conditions makes restumping more expensive)
    • Types of stump material


    Fully restumping a 150 square meter home can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $30,000. Be sure to obtain multiple quotes from contractors and ensure that you are clear about the scope of work that needs to be completed before signing any contracts.

  • Permits

    Additional permits may be required, including council permits. Despite the hassle, it means that the work will be independently inspected. Your contractor may be able to obtain these permits on your behalf, otherwise, you will need to get these yourself.


    Please also be aware that renovating a home may also change what home and contents insurance cover you may need.

    Please contact your insurance provider to discuss prior to beginning works.

Flexible Restumping & Reblocking

Homes can cater to any budget, from small units to industrial projects, anywhere in Victoria.

Why Screw Piling Co?

Qualified and experienced

Screw Piling Co is a licensed builder and a member of the Master Builder Association and the Housing Industry Association (HIA). With us, you and your house will be the safest and most skillful hands. We have a highly experienced team of builders and to make sure our clients are assured of quality and diligence on our restumping service, we offer full insurance and liabilities for the completed work.

We are specialists in foundations

We have over 30 years of experience in offering permanent solutions to your foundation troubles. Our innovative approach to restumping has been used by thousands of happy and satisfied customers across Sydney.

Thorough testing and inspection

We take our work and your house very seriously. Our team will thoroughly inspect your home and offer you a fixed building agreement for the restumping. After we complete the work, we check and verify everything to make sure everything is in place and has been done correctly. We are a builder you can trust with your home.

When it comes to your home, you cannot take any chances. You need to work with a builder who is skillful, innovative, diligent, registered and licensed, and experience. At Screw Piling Co, we share the same passion you have for your home and we guarantee the best results backed by the proper insurance and liabilities. Our team of experts will walk you through the process and help you make all the important decision by providing advice and support.

Get in touch with us today for an assessment of your home’s found

Katie Sills
Katie Sills
a month ago

From the moment of organising for a quote to the time of receiving the call that it was all done it has been such a seamless, VERY efficient and stress free process.  Nick was always on time, managed to squeeze me in before Christmas, his team of workers were very hard working, kept me informed along the way, charged me a very reasonable price and the final invoice was exactly what was quoted - no hidden fees.  All I needed to do was sign the paperwork, give him the keys and the rest Nick organised and completed as promised and ahead of time.  Thanks so much to Nick and the team for the great work and for making this stress free for me!  I hope you have a Merry Christmas too!

Tom cook
Tom cook
3 months ago

Screwpiling came to the rescue when our house urgently needed repair. Our walls were cracked, doors not closing and the whole place had a lean which was affecting our sanity. Sam from Restumping Melbourne was quick, affordable and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend Sam and the boys again.

michael bishop
michael bishop
a year ago

Screw Pilling was an extremely professional and pleasant service to deal with. He did an excellent job of our restumping with a minimum of fuss and no stress for us. He was always prepared to go the extra yard to help. Our house was leveled with no cracking and is now extremely sound. I would highly recommend Nick for anyone needing an excellent tradesman to restump their house

Barb from McKinnon VIC
Barb from McKinnon VIC
a month ago

I was so impressed with Nick's professional manner, the pride in his family's business and "nothing is too much trouble" attitude. Nick was referred to me by friends who had just completed a huge reno - they could not speak more highly of him. From the time I called Nick, he was promptly at our home to access the situation - a continual nagging squeak in the floor boards - not a large job - he was so obliging and it was fixed in no time. He also offered us advise on another problem we had with flooring in another area of the home.  I work in the real estate industry, advising & referring vendors to trades to prepare their home for sale - I will not hesitate & have complete confidence in referring Nick and his company Hawkins Reblocking to friends & clients. Life is a dream without that nagging squeak - thanks Nick." McKinnon Restumping and Reblocking Services.

Ellen Hudson
Ellen Hudson
a week ago

It turns out we didn't need our house restumped, however we did receive professional, helpful advice as to what could be causing the problem. Punctual, profession and very easy to deal with." Aspendale Restumping and Reblocking Services.

Graeme Ceshire
Graeme Ceshire
1 year ago

Nick did a great job. He was very punctual and professional. Highly recommend him to anyone. After job support was great too!"Cheltenham Restumping and Reblocking Services

Michael Loganathan
Michael Loganathan
a year ago

Nick provided excellent service and did an excellent job in the timeframe that we had. We very much appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail. We would highly recommend this business." Bentleigh Restumping and Reblocking Services.

Jeni Stavreski
Jeni Stavreski
a month ago

Nick came around and inspected the house He gave good advice and was prepared to go along with what I wanted. Clayton Restumping and Reblocking Services.

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We have over a decade’s experience in providing quick, efficient structural repairs that will reinforce the foundational integrity of your home, transforming it into a safe haven.

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house reblocking restumping FAQ

Deterioration can occur due to a number of reasons, but commonly it is caused by termites or general rotting, usually from moisture in the soil or ground. If this has happened to your home, you will need to engage the services of a professional so they can 'restump' your home.

The usual price range for re-stumping in Australia is $500-$700 per stump. Occasionally prices may be closer to $400 if there are no unique or unusual circumstances. Remember, the professionals may charge a bit more, but they'll save you money in the long run!

There are many advantages to using stumps made of concrete instead of timber. They include: Foundation stumps made of concrete offer more support, stability, and strength to the floors and walls of the house.Foundations made from concrete will not catch fire, adding to the safety and security of the structure.

Large sinkholes are more common when several stumps are buried in a single location, but even a single stump can result in a small sinking area. This problem is easy to spot, since the ground will actually be forming a depression in the area.

Tree stumps are an eyesore, a tripping hazard, and they can attract unwanted pests like termites or even fungi and bacteria. If left to simply decay and rot away on its own, without any sort of treatment, a stump can take up to ten years to disappear.

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