Restumping Adelaide

Restumping Adelaide. Call us @ 0421 211 206 and get the best restumping services in Adelaide at best rates from best restumping experts.

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A city of churches, wet winters and dry summers. The harsh Australian climate in Adelaide lends itself to difficulties with many foundations constructed since the turn of the 20th century. We often get a lot of questions about the restumping process at Northern Underpinning,. We will answer all your queries here in this article.

Restumping Adelaide
Restumping Adelaide

Restumping concentrates on the process of replacing your core aspects of structural validity – the wooden or concrete ‘stumps’ that are at the base layer of your property. This is not an easy process. Among the many things that restumping assesses, there are:

  • Type of stumps
  • Re-levelling work requested
  • Floorboard removal
  • Other structures and underground plans and obstructions
  • The number of stumps
  • Spacing between stumps
  • Previous underpinning work
  • Building regulations

Further, a number of things can impact on how secure your stumps are, so its important to engage a professional services vendor to check things through first. Gravity, soil conditions, water and hail, and indeed time itself work their damage on your property’s structural validity.

How much will it cost?

One of the most important questions is ‘how much is this going to cost me!’
Unfortunately, the cost depends on what is to be underpinned (a garage, a two storey house, a business structure, will all cost different amounts).
From our experience, here is a ballpark figure:

  • Initial reports may only cost $500-$1000
  • Top soil testing $500.  However, if further action needs to be taken to remediate soil, expect more.
  • Also, concrete underpinning may cost between $10,000-$20,000 on average for most small-medium homes, but expect up to $25,000-$30,000 for large works.
Restumping Services
Restumping Services

How long will it take?

Weather permitting, we have typically found underpinning takes 3-4 days on average, sometimes up to five. Additionally, it depends on your property, but it is unusual for it to go beyond 4 days unless there are complexities in the work.


What is the restumping process? In short: brief report, detailed assessment, rebuild, and assess.
Restumping can be a time-demanding, complex process, but it needs to be done property to ensure your home is structurally sound.


Detailed assessments will need to be performed to ensure due diligence is being done on our part. Over a few visits, the field worker will undergo a detailed assessment on your foundations, of which you will receive a copy. Also, this will examine aspects such as the stump types, materials, obstructions, risks and uncertainties and more.

Please note that restumping often require soil analysis and access to the architectural plans. However, if you have any questions, our engineers can assist you with any restumping Adelaide enquiries.
Additionally, it is important to mention here that field workers may engage a geochemical engineer to test the soil around your structure. Thus, we will develop an action plan, and once it is approved, work will take place to stabilise your residence.

Restumping Experts
Restumping Experts


With the stumps revitalised, your house will never move again (up to 25-30 years). Our consultants will come in to check that you are happy with the end result, and that our team has done the job they promised. What else do I need to know?

  • Additionally, insurance work might be necessary to protect your new investment.
  • Further, approvals from the council may need to be sort in some cases.
  • Also, costs can vary depending on the work.


Thus, if you have any questions about restumping in Adelaide, our team is a phone call away. Simply give us a call today.

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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia


Reblocking Adelaide. Call @ 0421 211 206 to get best restumping services in Adelaide from professional restumping experts at best rates.


Reblocking homes is the process of restoring structural integrity to your residence through revitalising the wooden, resin or concrete stumps underpinning your house. Sinking of more than 20-30mm is a serious threat to your house or property: like a stack of blocks, weaknesses at the foundation will cause weaknesses everywhere.
Further, time and wear and tear gradually reduce the soundness of your property. You start to see cracks appearing, tremours start to rattle the property a little more than usual. You begin to worry: will you need to demolish the whole thing and start again?
The answer is no. Though gravity, soil conditions, water and hail, and indeed time itself work their damage on your property’s stump, there is a way restore them back to their original condition. This process is re-blocking, which is a robust process of carrying out a brief report, detailed assessment, stump replacement/renewal, and finally a post implementation review of the physical activity that went into your house.
The goal is that your house will never move again (up to 25-30 years).

Reblocking Adelaide
Reblocking Adelaide


How long does it take and what’s involved?

  • An initial report (1 hour, first day)
  • A full assessment (1-2 days, a few hours)
  • Physical restumping work (Up to 5 days, sometimes more in complicated cases).
  • Cleanup – 1 day
  • Checks – 1 day
  • Total (around 5-6 days, perhaps more depending on the complexities).

Can you tell me about the cost of reblocking Adelaide The cost of restumping varies depending on the work.

  • Expect between $10,000-$20,000 for the concreting or physical work.
  • Also, you can at least engage the reporting part of reblocking (to assess the risks) in under $1000.

The way most reblocking work is done is that an initial report will kickstart the contractual work. That way you can weigh up if you need the work done from a professional’s perspective.


Field workers will usually examine the following parts of your reblocking:

  • Building regulations
  • The number of stumps
  • Spacing between them
  • Previous stumping or foundational reports.
  • Potential risks and in congruencies
  • If floorboards need to be removed
  • Start and finish dates of the proposed work
  • Relevelling details of your floors.

Top soil analysis may be necessary, and additional work to remove obstructing structurs such as floorboards. As part of this process, field workers may engage a geochemical engineer to test the soil around your structure.
Also, reblocking may also require council approval and access to the architectural plans.


So what does the actual work involved? Picture a stack of lego, held up by the plastic ‘bumps’ – except in the case of houses you are talking about ‘stumps’. Also, the stumps in most houses are concrete, wooden or resin layers. Once the client signs the report and contract , the next step is engaging a concreter or chemical engineer to carry out the  work. They will either use concrete or resin pour into the base. This is when we perform the physical work and renovate your structure.


Our team is an experienced, family-friendly business that knows the ins and outs of reblocking Adelaide. Thus, if you’re interested, give us a call on 0421 211 206 today.
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia