House reblocking refers to the replacement procedure of all the aged worn out stumps which holds up the floors from beneath in a house. House reblocking is essential and should be done right away in the following scenarios:
- When you notice any bumpy or inclined floors in the house
- At the time of renovation of your old ancestral home
- If the foundation of your house has developed moisture.
The method of house reblocking commences with a basic visual scrutiny. The trained professionals then move a step further by removing the soil that surrounds the base of the stumps supporting the floor and minutely examines its condition. The plinth area of the house is then reached to undo the boards covering the area. After the removal of the plinth boards, the area is dug out to create holes at measured distances to reach the plate. From there, the rotten stumps can be removed easily. Here industrial jacks are used to ease the process of stump removal. New sturdy stumps are kept handy to replace the old ones. These are placed upon the dug holes at such measured level that it leaves enough room to fill in the concrete. The concrete is left to set fully for the next 1 to 2 days.
Best way to endure the house reblocking
With the progression in today’s era, you might encounter people with fraudulent motive. Therefore, to save yourself from falling a prey to such cheats you must personally eye on the entire reblocking procedure. This will ensure that you gain some knowledge regarding reblocking procedure and be safe at the same time.
Keep in mind the following points:
- Stump Selection
The initial important thing in the process of reblocking to decide upon the type of stumps you would install which will best suit the purpose. In the case of stump selection, you do not have a wide range of options to choose from. You must decide between ‘either’ and ‘or’.
Usage of timber stump is traditional. Some people still opt for timber stumps for house reblocking because sometimes you can seal the deal for such stumps in the market at a price that is 10% less than the concrete stumps. Quality timber stumps have a lifespan of approximately 20 years. Nowadays people generally choose concrete stumps as these are easy to maintain and has a life expectancy way more than the timbers.
- Choosing the right and the trusted contractors
Ensure that you seal the deal with the trusted and skilled service provider for the reblocking process. Study and compare the quotes well before agreeing upon any contract. This is important because not always the lowest bidder cost-effective and not always the highest bidder expensive. Always try to get the contractors’ background checked.
- Self-monitoring of the work
Your presence at the work site matters. Reblocking is not a day’s task. If you are reluctant to observe the chore, contractors might take advantage of the situation and may end up delivering poor quality service which will cost you immensely in the long run. Payment should be released once you are satisfied with the completed work.
There are many service providers in the market who can cater to the needs of their clients by providing extensive range of services. You must select the one with experience and expertise in the field. Mentioned here may be small but are important tips to carry out reblocking process effectively. If you are oblivious about anything associated with the process you might take advice from experts before commencing with the job. Skipping these might cost you a fortune in the long run.