Tools Needed For Foundation Repairs
If you are planning on reblocking your home, you need to know what equipment you’ll need to do it. Although this is best left to the experts, you may be involved in a levelling your house or project so this will give you a rough quide on the main equipment you will need.
Equipment You’ll Need
This includes the following:
- Hydraulic jacks
- Timber or concrete stumps
The Materials Needed when Reblocking a Home
The most important materials will be the choice for the new stumps. This is usually between timber and concrete, and each has their benefits. Here is a quick comparison:
- When using timber: Victorian Red Gum is a common choice for timber stumps, as it’s slightly cheaper than concrete. However, it doesn’t have the same life expectancy, although it should still last about 20 years. Keep in mind that timber stumps won’t be as well-secured as concrete, so the home might not be as perfectly level as it could be.
- When using concrete: Concrete has become a popular choice, as it’s strong, durable, and has a longer life expectancy. In fact, it can last indefinitely. Concrete provides great stability and this is important for many home owners.
Underpinning or reblocking your home is a great way to ensure that you have the strong and durable foundations needed to last for the next few decades. Always work with a professional and ensure that you get a proper assessment done before moving ahead.
If you need an expert team for your reblocking needs, contact us we are restumping experts in Melbourne and are able to service Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.
We do not endorse doing house foundation repairs yourself as this maybe a costly and consequential move. It takes years of experience to learn and get educated in the trade to ensure everything is done by best practices. failing to comply in best practices will result in a failed and at times even worse case. Levelling a house is extremely sensitive so please by no means do we give the consent.
For More Information
All the information provided here are merely for informational purposes. For more information on foundation repairs its better you contact your local house foundation repairs company or go through our blog. We call it a library as it includes a tonne of information that will educate you on the fundamentals of restumping, reblocking and underpinning.
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog, we appreciate you as a customer and hope you will make a very informed decision about bringing your house back to solid ground!