House Restumping Costs Explained

September 21, 2023 // BMSA Footing Solutions

Restumping, also known as reblocking, involves replacing the stumps on a home that has settled or shifted due to soil movement, termite infestations or stump decay. With many older homes built on timber stumps, which are highly prone to degradation – restumping a house is an unfortunate necessity for many Aussie homeowners.

Restumping a house is a significant undertaking so naturally, you’re likely wondering how much it costs to restump a house. Below we provide a general overview of the factors that can affect the cost of restumping your home.

Factors Affecting Restumping Costs:

Several factors can influence the cost of restumping a house:

  • Number of Stumps: The total number of stumps that need replacement directly affects the overall expense. More stumps equate to more labour and materials.


  • Material of Stumps: The choice between timber, concrete, or steel stumps affects the cost. While timber might be the traditional choice, steel and concrete tend to be more durable and resistant to issues like termites, but they also come at a higher price point. However, with Stumprite Adjustable House Stumps being significantly faster and easier to install than timber or concrete stumps – the reduction in labour costs will offset some of the material costs.


  • Access: The height of your house also comes into account. Low-set houses can be difficult to access underneath to undertake the necessary work, meaning additional excavation costs may be involved.


  • Soil Type: Houses in areas with unstable soils might need deeper or more substantial stumps. You’ll need to have your soil tested by an engineer to calculate the required depth of the new foundations.


Ballpark Figures:

While it’s not possible to give a one-size-fits-all estimate due to the many variables at play, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $600+ per stump for a restumping job in Australia. However, these figures are indicative, and it’s always advisable to obtain quotes from several contractors for a more accurate estimate tailored to your specific situation.

Future Proofing Your House Stumps

As mentioned above, whilst timber is a more cost-effective option when it comes to restumping your house, it is more susceptible to damage than other materials like steel or concrete. By restumping your house with Stumprite Adjustable Steel House Stumps you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your foundations are fire & termite-proof with the additional benefit of them being adjustable – meaning should soil movement occur over time, you’ll be able to have them adjusted to compensate.

Head on over to our Stumprite page now to view the full range of adjustable house stumps, tops, connectors and baseplates.