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Nick Hawkins

Home Foundation Expert

Nick's Three Tips

Nick Hawkins has over 30 years experience in House Foundations, restumping and reblocking in Melbourne. He is an expert in restoring homes to their former glory and has been called upon by countless home buyers for his advice prior to purchasing their homes.

Nick is passionate about sharing his knowledge and thought he would share this with a series of his 'three tips' across a range of topics related to your home. 

Factors to Consider when Selecting a restumper.



If you are considering fixing your house or making it level, restumping is a necessary process that you may need to undertake. Restumping involves replacing or repairing the stumps or foundation of a home, which can help ensure its stability and safety.


Restumping is not a DIY project, and it requires the expertise of a professional restumper. But what makes a good house restumper? Here are some factors to consider:


Experience and Expertise: One of the most critical factors to consider when choosing a house restumper is their level of experience and expertise. The best restumper should have a vast amount of experience in the field, as well as the necessary qualifications, licenses, and certifications. They should know the different types of stumps, materials, and techniques required for the job.


Attention to detail: A good restumper should pay close attention to detail. They should thoroughly inspect and analyse the house, identifying any underlying problems or issues that may affect the foundation or stumps. They should also take time to explain the work that needs to be done and offer a detailed quote that outlines the costs and timeframe involved.


Reliability and Reputation Another essential factor to consider is the restumper's reliability and reputation. You want to choose someone with a reputation for delivering high-quality work, completing projects on time, and sticking to their quotes. You can check online reviews and ask for references to gauge their reliability and reputation.


Quality Materials: A good house restumper should use high-quality materials and tools. They should be familiar with the different types of stumps, such as concrete, steel, or timber, and recommend the best options for your home. Quality materials are essential to ensure that the foundation or stumps are durable and can withstand the test of time.

Excellent Customer Service A good house restumper should provide excellent customer service. They should be professional, courteous, and respectful when dealing with clients. They should also be available to answer questions or concerns throughout the project.


In conclusion, restumping your home is a significant investment that requires a professional and experienced restumper. You want to choose someone who pays attention to detail, uses quality materials, has a good reputation, and provides excellent customer service. With these factors in mind, you can rest assured that your restumping house project is in good hands.

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