House stumps may be decayed or damaged due to different reasons, and that may require repairing or replacement of the stumps. Long term exposure to rain and heat are the main reasons for decay and damages of timber structures. In a few cases, it becomes necessary to add new sections or extensions while demolishing the old structure. In such cases, the cost of restumping is a huge factor.
Stumps to be Replaced: The house restumping costs can increase with the number of stumps that are required to be replaced. Increase in the number of stumps will increase the costs of the stumps as well. House restumping costs varies also with any addition of a new portion or part of the area along with the renovation of the old part. Repairing of the stumps can reduce the costs to a far extent, but it depends on the condition if it can be limited to repairing, or if complete replacement of the structure is required.
Height of the stumps: Lower height of the stumps reduces your house restumping costs. Increase in the height of the stumps increases the costs. Different houses have different levels and floors, and each house style varies from one another. Accordingly, the height also varies. So, a comparative study will determine the expenses of the house level and stump heights, and their related costs. The number and height of each room will determine the height of the stumps, and the stump costs will be calculated accordingly to get a clear idea of the money involved. Repairing cost is far less than replacing, as the height of the stumps does hardly matter during repairing.
The material of the stumps (timber, concrete or steel): Concrete and steel are the most used materials in the construction of houses. So, we have to calculate the costs involved in repairing the structures built through these two materials. Concrete and steel structures are long-lasting, and their repairing is required only after several years of construction. While in the case of timber, the material is one of the expensive materials that is still used for the construction of the houses. Old houses that are made of timber often require replacement of the materials. Repairing of the material is rare and cannot be retained till long years. Comparatively timber house restumping costs are higher compared to the house made of concrete and steel.
Bearers and joists Replacement: Joists and bearers provide the much-needed support to the beams and the stumps. They hold the strength of the roof and the stumps that make the entire structure of the house. Timber made houses require frequent replacement compared to the steel truss or roof, as the steel has longevity and strength to resist weather conditions to the maximum.
House restumping costs are also related to the replacement of the joists and bearers, so reduce in the number can reduce the expenses of the renovation.
Working condition is another common factor that influences the house restumping costs. In summer or winter, the renovation process can be carried out with fewer problems. In the rainy season, loss of materials and laborers are high, so the weather condition is a huge factor. One more factor is the labor charges that vary depending upon the work and time required to complete the work. Expert laborers may charge high, but they will create better work within less intake of time. Inexperienced laborers may take more time and they may do unprofessional work that will cause difficulty in the renovation of the house for the long term.