View Full Version : Newish stumps but floor way out of level
23rd Aug 2009, 07:36 PM
Thanks for any advice.. What do you think is the problem? 1860s weatherboard cottage has been restumped recently by previous owners(2003) - but the floors are way out of level dropping away significantly at the edge of the house. The stumps seem professional - redgum with ant caps, new twinned bearers. There's lots of dodgey work on the house - which I'm slowly getting back into shape. I guess I want to know if they were taking shortcuts with restumping - is it a common thing to not relevel the floors to avoid plaster cracking? If the stumps are fine (no rot- new wood) is it likely that it's just the levels? And is that the normal process for restumping - lift house, put stumps in, let house down then relevel floor (pack joists)?
Thanks for any advice, and I get such great info from this forum and think you're all great..:)
24th Aug 2009, 10:41 AM
I have had experience with 2 re-stumps, two different houses, the first one, levelled, as I hadn't done any rennos, and got the re-stumping done before anywork was done, however saying this the levels are now way out of wack, I have recently packed a few spots under the house to get reasonable levels again, the second house was an investment...well sort of...lost money, but that is another story...I did some renno's to tidy the place up...sold it and the lady that bought the house had it re-stumped...the stumpers didn't want to lift it too much to level because it would crack up the bathroom and kitchen tiles...she was happy for them just to do the best they could without too much concern wether it was level, came up ok...but you can pick it...but then you can pick my place too...and that was level 10 years ago.
3rd Sep 2009, 09:32 PM
Thanks Leeton, I got the stumper around. Yep, the previous renovators stumped but didn't level, which is why the floors aren't level. Shortcut. Oh well, now my chance to do it properly.
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