Foundation stumps that re used to support residential structures in Melbourne are made up of either wood or of concrete. From a budget standpoint, wooden stumps are more economical, however, from a safety standpoint they offer relatively less support and stability when compared to their concrete counterparts. Though concrete stumps may be more expensive, our experienced contractors prefer using them for underpinning projects.
Concrete stumps may cost more than timber stumps, but over the period of fifteen to twenty years they tend to be the better investment. Once they have been fixed to the floors and inserted into the soil, they do not require supervision or checks of any kind from contractors or the building council. The concrete foundation provides a safe, reliable base for your house that can last a lifetime.