Frequently Asked Questions

At Arkle & Co Pty Ltd, we offer a wide range of solutions to stabilize and strengthen your foundation. A Foundation is the key to any structure and it is necessary to recognize any damage, crack or weakness at its initial stage. You need to fix the problem before any major structural damage occurs.

If you are planning an extension or renovation work, it is a good idea to begin with the foundation. A resilient foundation will give accurate results to your renovation work.

Our service includes:

  • Restumping and reblocking
  • Underpinning
  • Releveling

Why choose us:

  • Wide experience
  • 15 years guarantee
  • Insured service
  • Expert workmanship
  • Permits and Engineers report provided

We understand that you may have a number of questions related to restumping costs, restumping in Melbourne & Geelong and releveling floors.

Feel free to get in touch with our team for any queries. Our team will be happy to help you with your queries. You can also check out our FAQ section to clarify your doubts about restumping cost, restumping in Melbourne & Geelong and releveling floors. You can also avail a free quote to get an idea about restumping cost.

Call us on (03) 5253 1977.

You can also mail us at quotes@arkle.com.au

What does Arkle and Co Pty Ltd provide?

We provide:

  • Obligation Free Quotes
  • Conditional Guarantees
  • Free Advice
  • Copies of our Insurances
  • Council Permits & Inspections
  • Engineering Services
  • Underpinning
  • Computer Levelling
  • Damaged Sub Floor Timber Replacement
  • Extensions to Sub-floor level

What is the difference between restumping, releveling and underpinning?

Restumping refers to the process of replacing old timber stumps to the new concrete stumps. Releveling also known as “Jack and Pack” is packing on top of existing concrete stumps to level the house. Underpinning  involves digging under an existing strip footing or concrete slab to determine the damage  and lay new foundation to support brickwork.

How do I know my home needs restumping, and how much does it cost?

Your home is in need of restumping if it has cracked plaster, sticky doors, squeaky or uneven floors. Costs vary depending on the amount of stumps, access and other factors. Please contact us for an obligation FREE quote.

How long does restumping take do I need to move from my home?

If your property needs to be restumped and it is left as is, then much damage could occur. A property without strong foundations may be dangerous.

Do I need council permission to restump or underpin my property?

In most cases a council permit is required before work commences Arkle and Co secures all council permits on your behalf before commencement of work

Is there any Guarantee?

Arkle and Co Pty Ltd provides a 15 year conditional guarantee on all of our work.

At what stage should I look at restumping or Underpinning?

Restumping, Releveling or Underpinning is the FIRST step in renovating. Your house must be level and structurally sound before you attempt an extension.

I have Home Insurance. Is Restumping or Underpinning covered by this?

In many cases it is. Please refer to your Insurance provider or contact us and we will help you.

How do I know the process is safe and will not damage my home?

With our Underpinning jobs we use the direction of a structural Engineer to make sure the job is safe. With Restumping and levelling we use extra jacks to make sure your home is safe at all times.

I plan to renovate. At what stage should I look at restumping or Underpinning?

Restumping, Releveling or Underpinning is the FIRST step in renovating. Your house must be level and structurally sound before you attempt an extension.