Finding a new home for you and your loved ones can be exciting, but it requires you to be involved in various ways so you can invest in the right home. For instance, you have to check the condition of the residential property and do the necessary repairs before moving in. Usually, it's advisable to get a professional to inspect the house before buying and get reliable recommendations.
One of the areas that professionals will check are the stumps supporting the house. Moving into a home whose stumps are in bad shape is risky. If the stumps aren't in perfect shape, you can keep your belongings in storage for some time or postpone the moving date and get professionals to restump it. Here are three reasons you should restump the house before moving in.
You'll Avoid Issues With Dry Rot
If the residential property you are moving to has had the wooden stumps for many years, it most likely has dry rot. This means you need to replace the restumping materials before the dry rot affects the other parts of your home soon. When choosing the restumping materials in the market, ensure you choose those that can withstand dry rot.
Dealing with the damage that comes with deteriorated stumps can be costly for you. For this reason, you should upgrade the stumps before moving in to avoid problems. You can choose to use galvanised steel, concrete, or even hardwood stumps. Most people prefer galvanised steel because it's more robust and it offers more protection against the dreaded dry rot and corrosion, even when installed in coastal areas.
You'll Create Additional Space
Another key reason people restump a house is to get additional living space. That extra space enables the property owners to create additional living areas, especially if one expects the family to grow sooner. So if the house has limited space that won't perhaps be enough for your family, restumping can help you create the extra space that could accommodate them. Restumping is also a great way to get extra space if the council prohibits you from extending the house or if you don't have sufficient funds to construct a bigger one.
You'll Protect the House from Danger
If wooden stumps were used to support the house you are moving into, they'll decay soon. This will be risky for you, especially if the house is in an area that gets flooded a lot. The only way to ensure your home survives such natural disasters is by restumping it. This requires you to use materials that can withstand the climatic conditions in your area, so the structure can remain in perfect condition for a long time.
Initially, people used to think that restumping is only done when you notice signs of dry rot or foundation damage, but that's not the only reason. Restumping is also done to protect the home from potential natural disasters and create extra liveable space.Share
27 January 2021
After my parents passed away I inherited a lot of bulky furniture items that have been in my family for many generations. My current inner city flat is nowhere near big enough for it so I rented out a storage unit. Sometimes I head out to the storage lot just to look through it and remember them. Luckily the furniture has stayed in great condition and one day when I finally get a big family home, I'll be able to have it all on display. I spent a lot of time researching the best way to store vintage furniture long term, and it's all on my site. Enjoy!