August Home News

August Home NewsHow is lockdown going for our wonderful community of customers? We’d love to hear and engage with you. We know that it can be tough and that’s why we want to be there for you, no matter what you need. It may not be the best time to embark on a home renovation project or even that work that you’ve been meaning to complete for months, but that doesn’t need to stop you from learning and being inspired by everything else that’s going on in the small pockets of beauty and innovation around the globe. We promise they’re there. The Restumping Melbourne team is passionate about looking for the positive and finding solutions. We love our monthly round-ups of home news and this month is no different. Read on for more information:

In the days of COVID-19 and everything else that’s going on, technology has never served a more important role. Remember when movies were popular with robots and we thought that would never come to fruition? Well, fantasy is increasingly becoming a reality in different capacities and 3D printing is a great example of this. While the printers are still expensive, large-scale, and not necessarily manufactured for mass production, construction and architecture are two such industries that are keeping a close eye on the evolution of different products and how they can impact constructing some of the coolest structures and art around the world. We found a great example. According to This is Colossal: “To create the three-room home, the duo employs a custom, portable robot that they transport to various sites, allowing them to dig soil and other materials and immediately shape it into the necessary structures.” Check out this link for more information.

Did you know that there is a World Photography Day? We didn’t but do now. Given the inception of Instagram and a dozen other platforms, it does seem like pretty much everyone can be a Diane Arbus or Annie Leibowitz, but the true-blue pioneers behind the camera now officially (we’re not quite sure how official it is) have a day to celebrate themselves and their work. What we noticed when perusing the 2020 notables is that there’s a common theme of beautiful architecture and landscapes. Like we said, never has there been such an optimal moment to focus on inspiration and planning versus execution, so articles like this and the information shared are a great place to start. Check out this link for more information.

It’s also an interesting time to think through your current career and potential shifts in the future. Whether you love what you do and are looking for a job on the side or are ready to follow a full overhaul of your day-to-day, there are a host of resources and those to connect with about what the next path means for you. We spend a lot of time outside, it’s frequently the best way to see if you have any foundation damage. So, we have immense respect for landscapers and gardeners. Think this is a path you might want to follow? Here’s a great article with what skills you should hone.

July Home News

July Home NewsIn the same vein as our last post, we can’t believe that it’s already July! The Restumping Melbourne team has had a crazy year – we’re sure that 2020 has served up some surprises for you as well. Every year does – in fact, every month does. We’ve certainly noticed that doing our digging for home news this month. Some thought that there may be a slump, due to COVID and the other large-scale events going on around the globe. In fact, the opposite is true. We’re inspired by the creativity and commitment that different companies, and even different industries, are bringing to the table, in order to make this year a success. COVID can’t get our country down and it certainly won’t get Restumping Melbourne down. So, we’re packing an extra positivity punch into this month’s instalment of home news. Read on for more information:

If you visited the Restumping Melbourne site because you know the importance of reinforcing your homes’ structure… well, we’re so happy to have you! Emotions aside, there was no better article to start with than this one. Erosion is one of Mother Nature’s worst missiles. You never know when it’s going to happen at a grand scale, but it’s really happening at a slow rate all of the time. There are few areas more impacted than the coastline of any country, state or province. It’s a huge trade-off for a beautiful view and access to the great outdoors… erosion can damage entire communities. That’s certainly the case for Michigan, but don’t worry, contractors are on the case. Check out this link for more information.

There are numerous benefits to working with a professional, but if you have a particularly strong creative muscle, building your own home may be something that’s either strongly just piqued your interest or has been on your mind for a very long time. That’s wonderful – we support you and we’re there for you. But we can’t say the same for many in the industry – contractors that will take advantage of you in cost or timing or lead you astray on your vision. That’s why we love finding articles like this one, that chronicle the right ways to be your own champion and to protect yourself, both legally and financially. You want to be excited when your home is complete, not continuously thinking about the nuances of the process, or when something will go wrong. Read more here.

Fan of golf? Some of us are. (Some of us question it). It’s an interesting sport, but one thing that’s consistent around the globe is the pristine nature of golf courses when it comes to landscaping. The Restumping Melbourne team has seen some beautiful (and not so beautiful) yards, but we will acquiesce to golf pros, who have seen even better care of lawns. They weigh in on a simple seven keys to elevate your property. You can learn expert advice in this article.

June Home News

June Home NewsThere are fewer styles of posts that the Restumping Melbourne team enjoys writing more than our home news round-ups. They’re akin to the historic rodeo tradition in name because, in the same way cowboys round-up cattle, we round up the best of what the internet and our industry have to offer. While reinforcing your foundation will always be our priority, so too will be sharing the information that guides you on any home-related topic. For those newer to the Restumping Melbourne site, first and foremost – welcome! We do these posts once a month and we hope that you’ll find the information entertaining, engaging and informative. Read on for our favourite finds of this month:

A Tax Credit for Home Improvements Is Vital in the Coronavirus Era

If you’re thinking about making home improvements and need an incentive, then this article is for you. In the time of the Coronavirus and a multitude of other things going on around the world, CNBC is quite accurate when it refers to your home as an anchor in your life. It may be a place where you’re spending much more time than usual, so you’re probably noticing the small things you’d like to change and thinking about the home renovations that you’ve been putting off for a while. While nothing is confirmed and everything is fluid, there’s great evidence here that offering home credits could be a great and timely reason to finally redo the kitchen or add a verandah out back. Visit this link for more information.

My Home Office: Olia Majd

If you’re thinking about your home office and need some inspiration, then this article is for you. We hear you; home offices can be tough. You want them to be unique and inspire creativity, but you also want them to be functional and dynamic so that you can use them for a variety of things. While this article isn’t an all-encompassing go-to guide, it is a kick of that inspiration and creativity we were just discussing. Enter Olia Majid, who normally specializes in beauty and lifestyle. Today, she’s decided to put on a different hat. Scroll through this link if you think it’s time that you elevate the space at home where you do some of your most important work.

Landscaping Industry Evolves, So Does Expectations for Applicants

Whether you work in landscaping, or you’re looking to have a future job completed, this article is for everyone. Landscaping has a new term – hardscaping. We’re talking about the jobs that require specific training or extra experience, like dealing with unique materials or heavy machinery. As consumer needs grow and become more intensive, this industry needs to rise to meet them. So, don’t be surprised if landscaping companies a) begin requiring a more extensive range of skills from applicants, but b) are able to offer significantly more services to consumers who are requesting them. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Read more information here.

While we generally work under the foundation of your home, you can tell that we have a deep appreciation for your entire property. Questions? Comments? Let us know! The Restumping Melbourne team would love to hear from you.

March Home News

We know that there is a lot going on in the world right now – the word Corona may strike a chord with some of our readers. It’s a terrible pandemic and here at Restumping Melbourne, our hearts go out to everyone impacted. Know that we’re here as an evergreen team of resources – be it related to your foundation, your home, or the best way to take care of your general property, while we figure out exactly what this thing looks like. That sounds vague, but the beauty of the Restumping Melbourne team is that we always want to come to the table as your biggest advocate when it comes to your dream home. And for both our newcomers and our returning fans alike, we bring you the March instalment of home news. Looking for the latest trends in interior design? Tips on how to reinforce your foundation using only sustainable materials? You’ve come to the right place. Read on for the most current information this month:

11 Daily Habits to Keep a House Clean and Tidy

We’re sure that the word “clean” is top of mind for the vast majority of us. While germs are frequently passed from person to person, they can also easily live on many of the surfaces that we see throughout our homes. Instead of being constantly worried, this article will help with a number of quick tips on your to-do list that will put your mind at ease. Some are obvious – make your bed in the morning! It will look better if nothing else; others are more creative, get the whole family involved. This instils not only a sense of responsibility but also a sense of pride in your home. Check out this link for more information.

Host the Best Backyard Parties

The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean that you need to completely negate your outside areas as canvases for prolific get-togethers. In fact, it means that you can get even more creative and still enjoy the great outdoors before it gets just a bit too cold. From food to drinks, to outdoor activities, we quite like this article as your one-stop-shop, next time it’s your turn to host your neighbours or your family and friends. Visit this site to learn more.

How to Inspect Your Own Foundation

It’s been a while since we’ve shared an article of this type, but it is our bread and butter. Restumping Melbourne is best known for our unique and tried-and-true methods of reinforcing what makes your home… well, your home. Restumping, reblocking, underpinning – all are buzzwords that we’re very familiar with. But they can be very confusing or fuzzy to many of our prospective customers or blog readers. People don’t realize that their foundations need to be reinforced, and on a regular basis, no less! So, how do you know? What are the tell-tale signs to look for? Never fear, we’re here to share. From cracked ceilings to sloped floors, this article can help. Click here if you think this information is right up your alley.

Questions? We’re here. Stay safe out there.

Kicking off the New Year with Home News

Kicking off the New Year with Home NewsOh, 2020. We have a good feeling about you. We shared it in our previous post, but we have a feeling that the feeling of being excited about a new year will continue for weeks to come. Enough about feelings. We’re on to the facts. The fact that the Restumping Melbourne team is and will always be committed to sharing information about what’s important to us with you. It was in our New Year’s resolutions after all. The buck doesn’t stop with us doing a good job at reinforcing the foundation of your home. We like to go above and beyond and that means that once a month, we’ll always search the Web or search our memories for the best conversations that we’ve had about the work in the home renovation industry that really piques our interest. If it piques our interest, chances are good that it will pique yours. So, if you’re new – (first of all, peruse the previous articles on our site about home renovations) welcome! And if you’re a veteran, you know that you can read on for the best of the Web this month:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Plan to Repay Taxpayers for Home Renovation

We’d be fools if we weren’t gossiping in a slight way about Meghan and Harry. After all, they continue to make headlines about leaving their roles within the Royal Family and basically redefining what their lives will look like. A big question here was about the taxpayer dollar and how exactly they plan on making their money. Well, while many conversations and negotiations are still occurring, it’s important to read articles like this one. Meghan and Harry recently renovated their current home – Frogmore Cottage (Windsor), which was paid for by taxpayers’ dollars (pounds, if we’re being precise). While you might have seen a different outcome with different individuals, these two are dedicated to the people of their country and will be paying back the entire amount. You can read more information here.

Edible Landscaping

Edible landscaping? Sounds simply like the plants that you purposely add to your garden or your yard in order to supplement a healthy meal. Well, that’s no longer simply the case. In fact, more and more of landscaping schemes are becoming partially or fully edible. Flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables – you name it, it’s becoming the focus. There are many benefits associated. For one, you’re saving a lot of money at the grocers. For another, your landscaping’s aesthetic is even higher and more valuable. And finally, it’s a great habit and time well spent… either for you on your own, or for you and your children. Check out this link here.

15 Home Decor Trends

And as always, we must head to the inside of your humble abode. If for no other reason, then to remind you that teams like that of Restumping Melbourne make sure that your interiors are as comfortable as possible. Ah, the above-mentioned New Year. 2020 will bring a dozen or more great techniques and trends to up-level your home and put it ahead of its game. Check out this list – no spoilers here – from Good Housekeeping.

December Home News

December Home NewsJust because the holidays are right around the corner, doesn’t mean that home news rests. You’ll find that many companies are trying to cram in as much work and as many wins as possible. On the other end of the spectrum, different companies are trying to educate their employees and customers on how to rest as the year winds down. You see all of the above, and we’re here to capture it. We love our monthly home news round-ups. There’s always something that we learn that can support growth and change for the Restumping Melbourne team. Call us nerds, call us geeks, we tend to love what we do, and we tend to love each other. So, it’s no surprise that we get as excited as we do about the following articles. Read on for our best-of-the-Web as we wrap up 2019.

New-Home Construction Activity Continues to Rise

We focus on the foundation of your homes and that may mean that we’re working on a brand-new home or a home that has existed in your family for generations. Either way, it’s important for us to monitor trends in whether renovations or new home construction are the headlines for the coming months. As of right now, we’re looking at a huge upturn in new home construction. We have the summer’s drop in interest rates to thank for that – in part. There was more than 3 per cent increase just in the past couple of months and more than 10 per cent over this time last year. Permitting activity also saw a spike with similar numbers. We relish working on both new and previously owned properties but know that no matter what, you should be fully knowledgeable about what you’re getting into. You can learn more here.

How Landscaping Can Assist Crime Prevention

A big piece of our work is designing foundation reinforcements that keep everything looking pretty. As you can imagine, that includes landscaping and for good reason. Your landscaping is one of the first things that visitors see and it can make or break property values. But there are other benefits to taking care of it as well. One of them you may not think of right off the bat – security. There’s a new term floating around – hostile vegetation. Heard of it? If not, don’t worry. According to this article, “It includes trimming bushes to make sure nothing blocks windows, and there is nowhere for the crooks to hide. Implemented properly, it strengthens gates and limits the number of entryways, improving landscape lighting and upgrading camera systems. Maintenance is crucial once it’s all installed.” Check out this link for more information.

How to Stay Cool over Summer Without Spending a Fortune on Electricity

Finally, it’s time to head inside. And when the temperatures rise, you need to take extra steps to make sure that you’re safe and comfortable. Here’s a fun fact from this article: “The best advice you can give to anybody with an air conditioner is to set your air conditioner at the highest temperature that you can comfortably stand in your home,” he said. “The optimal temperature would be 24 or 25 degrees.” Read all about it here.

Questions? Reach out! We’d love to hear from you.

October Home News

Home News OctoberWelcome back to the Restumping Melbourne blog! We know that you are here because you care deeply about your home or business – your property at large – and ensuring that it is the best in the area and for the longest time. We feel the same way about our blog. It needs to be the best in the area and for the longest time. How does one accomplish this for their customers? It is done through a variety of sorts of compelling, engaging, entertaining and educational information. All of these elements come to a head during our monthly news round-ups, because they check all of these boxes. We are not just talking about restumping, we are not just talking about reblocking, we’re not just talking about underpinning – we’re talking about all the things that reinforce our passion to design and support the best homes possible. Here we go for the best-of-the-best of articles found on the Web this month:

Should Your Real Estate Agent Give You Referrals When You’re Buying or Selling a Home?

The first part of this deals with relationships. Moreover, the most important relationships at that. Think about joining a union with someone that you care most about. Chances are good that you want to be a part of their lives for many decades. Chances are good for the relationship that we are about to highlight, that you want them to be an important part of your life. Maybe not for decades, but definitely in an impactful way. We’re talking today, specifically about real estate agents. Should you give them referrals? Should they give you referrals? Find out the point-of-view of experts in the business right here on this link.

These Are the Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Can Afford to Buy a Home

The second part of today is taking a really solid look at where you should be living, especially if you have lower income than you anticipated. Buying a home can be a challenge, no matter what your income or point of life is. Fresh out of University? Well into your retirement? Neither of these are a confirmed reason on why and how you should be able to purchase or rent a particular home. Both of these, however, are the best reason for you to take advantage of articles like this one. Win the real estate game and read this article now.

Level Home Raises $71M For Smart Locks

The trifecta today is protecting the hard work that both your family and our business have completed. Your hard work probably encapsulates a dozen different projects and a laundry list as to projects that need to be completed in the coming years. Our work focuses on your foundation, but in the most metaphorical sense, our work sets the foundation (no pun intended) for all of the other projects that you have on your list.  That’s why “smart locks” are such a big deal, and why they’re becoming such a large sector of a growing market in the safety of your home. The trick is to know exactly why they’re so important and the best way to navigate them. Stay safe and check out this article now.

Home News for September

Home News For SeptemberThe weather is getting warmer, right? We know that you’ve been waiting forever… for another installment of the home news that you like best. How else are you supposed to plan for the upcoming season? Our seasoned veterans know that there is no better way to be on you’re a-game than to check out the Restumping Melbourne blog. Our newer visitors, (welcome!) will quickly learn that our blog is an extension of our passion for the business as well as a go-to resource to answer your questions, educate you on all of the industries that we touch and hopefully entertain you in the process. Here we go for the month:

Neighbors Fed up with 24/7 Construction Noise in Downtown SLC

This first article may make you roll your eyes, but we can’t stress the importance of it enough. We talked about it in a recent blog post – in fact, we’ve talked about it in many posts – but it’s just one of those broken records that we can’t stop playing. Speaking of playing, this article is about playing well with your neighbors. A major construction project is causing stress for the neighbors around it, and they’re not afraid to be vocal about it. There are a bunch of different takeaways for this article… they range from the importance to doing your homework to the best ways to play with your neighbors. Check out this link for more information.

Best Decorative Rocks and Stones for Landscaping

On to the next. Yes, our services reinforce the foundation of your home’s structure, but what do you see first? The landscaping of course! It’s time to rock. We know how corny that may sound, but we have no problem leading into the importance of rocks in this age to ensure that your landscaping is the trendiest (and still classic) on the block. That’s a touch award to win. We have Pinterest, we have the World Wide Web, we have word-of-mouth through social media. These can always be dangerous, (thanks to fillers) because you can depict your life in any way that you please. But with Restumping Melbourne, you will always know that we’re authentic and helpful. And that is why we’re sharing this article today. Check out this link for more information.

Seven Creative Ways To Finance Your Home Purchase

Finally, it’s always our duty to discuss the best ways to set you, and your home, up for success, before you decide to take advantage of our services. What’s the magical word here? Finances. This isn’t a word that we normally like to deal with (unless we’re making a lot of money), but it’s just one of those words that we have to know. Luckily, when you scour the Web and find the information that you need to know, you stumble upon articles like this one that allow you to become creative. Seven tips, seven ways to not stress as much about the ways that you will find the funds for your dream home. Check out this link for more information.

Home News for May

Home News for MayIsn’t it crazy how quickly the year is going by? We’re almost halfway through! And that means that you will have been a lucky recipient of half of year’s Restumping Melbourne home news knowledge. (Say that about fifteen times fast). Six installments of the best of the industry. Six recaps of what’s going on and the best ways to stay inspired and engaged as you embark on every home-related project possible. We hear you. We want to celebrate too, and that’s exactly why we do these articles! We’re passionate about what we do and know that there’s no better way to show it, than to imprint the knowledge that we’re gathering on a daily basis with those that matter most to us – you. Read on for what’s inspiring us this month:

The Rare Home-Improvement Show That Spotlights Skilled Workers

If you’re looking for a feel-good story that showcases the workers that make all of the work happen… this article is for you. We all know that there are a ton of different home renovation shows on television these days. They meet every need possible. You could be into tiny home renovations or you could be into looking at McMansions. There’s something for everybody. What can be undersold in these is those that do the design work. We’re not talking about the front-runner designer or company owner; we’re talking about the labourers who spend hours and hours bringing your vision to life. This article is a great representation of support for this group. Check out this link for more information.

How to Trade Earnings Volatility for Home Depot and Kohl’s

If you’re someone who is looking at fiscal year-end and is seeking as much financial insight as possible, then this article is for you. It makes sense, any home or home renovation is one of the biggest investments that you can make! It’s important to look at the big companies that we use around the world when we embark on these types of projects. Two big giants – Kohls and Home Depot are profiled here. To quote the article: “Home improvement giant Home Depot  (HD – Get Report) and department store owner Kohl’s  (KSS – Get Report) report quarterly results before the opening bell on Tuesday, May 21, in difficult environments for retailers. My call is to buy Home Depot and Kohl’s on weakness to $188.96 and $61.11, respectively. The $188.96 level in Home Depot is its 200-day simple moving average. The $61.11 level is this month’s value level for Kohl’s.” Check out this link for more information.

Home of the Week: Lakefront living

Finally… if you’re looking to have your inspiration piqued, this article is for you. We live in a day and an age where living anywhere, any how is totally possible. AND – it’s exciting to push the boundaries of what’s possible. That’s why we love showing off successful projects like this one and flexing your creativity muscles, so that you get excited about your next home improvement project. Check out this link for more information.

Questions? Let the team at Restumping Melbourne know!

Home News for April

Home News for AprilAnother month, another epic round-up of home news on the Restumping Melbourne blog. If you’re a new friend, we welcome you with open arms. We don’t see prospective or current customers as just that, we know that with transparent and comprehensive communications, we will be friends for life and only continue to expand the community of Restumping Melbourne. What’s one way to do that? This blog, of course! We’re available 24/7 in a myriad of communications mechanisms, but this blog expands even beyond our products and services. And once a month, we get to share the favourite tidbits of knowledge that we’ve found on the World Wide Web that not only inspire us but should entice you to go after the home renovation, landscaping and interior projects that you’ve been putting off for far too long. Read on for more information:

Looking for a career in road construction? Then this article is for you. It can be messy, it can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most rewarding jobs around. Several of our Restumping Melbourne teammates remember growing up and learning just how much those that keep our roads safe make in their regular paychecks. They make this money for good reason, because the purpose of their job is so pivotal. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of training, and specific training at that. Check out this link for more information.

In the same vein, looking to learn more about the evolution of jobs in construction? Then this article is for you. How many of us grew up playing video games and envisioning what the future of the industry looked like? Come on, let’s be honest. We’re betting it’s most of you. Well, the technologies that dictated how we spent our downtimes growing up, are now the same technologies that are recruiting the best construction experts and helping them to use their time as wisely as they possibly can. Check out this link for more information.

(There seems to be a theme here…) If you’re interested in the future of landscaping, this article is for you! We’re all about sustainability at Restumping Melbourne, and we’re not the only ones. It’s a buzzword that’s taking the industry by storm and in a number of different ways. We’re looking at how we save materials, we’re looking at how we save natural resources like sunlight and water, and we’re always looking the best ways to limit our carbon footprint. What’s a carbon footprint, you may say? Check out this site for more information. But, that’s not all that we’re talking about in this article. In fact, there are small and easy ways that you can take a look at the way that you’re treating the environment and still ensure that your landscaping is the best on the block. Check out this link for more information.

Questions? Comments? Let the team at Restumping Melbourne know! We’re always looking to hear from you and start the conversation about ensuring your home is as safe and comfortable as possible!