Auckland and Christchurch wide
New Zealand’s Repiling Specialists
If your house has uneven or bouncy floors (a common sign in older houses, villas and bungalows), or cracks in exterior plaster, bricks, concrete floors, foundations, chimney, chances are that you need repiling. House Lifters’ foundation repair solutions can include full replacement of foundation piles, ground stabilisation (e.g. underpinning) and re-levelling.
A team with proven NZ Expertise in Repiling
Our experience in assisting with disaster recovery in New Zealand (including repairing homes, foundations and remediating land damaged by earthquakes in Canterbury, Christchurch and Wellington), led to House Lifters developing innovative, safe and cost-effective repiling and foundation solutions.
Local knowledge is very important, for example House Lifters’ experienced Auckland repiling team understands Auckland’s geological challenges (e.g. volcanic subsidence, volcanic ash soils, and heavy clay soils).
Repile with or without Lifting
We don’t have to lift the house to repile, and can access the piles internally, through the floors. Or we can perform a low or high lift with our unique mechanical jacking system. We then have much better access to dig out old piles, perform any ground stabilisation and strengthening required, then replace the piles and accurately re-level the house.
Thinking of renovating?
Particularly in older homes, before undertaking renovations, building or extension work (this includes putting gardens or lawn in, near the house), get your piles and foundation checked. If they need to be repaired or replaced, you’ll need to get it done before renovations start.
Repiling & insurance cover
For older homes, many insurance companies in New Zealand require the piles to be replaced as a condition of providing insurance cover.
A range of lifting services
With a North Island head office in Auckland & South Island head office in Christchurch, House Lifters can undertake house repiling throughout New Zealand. Besides repiling, we help with other services like house lifting, levelling or re-levelling, foundation replacements (both full & partial), concrete foundations & repairs, basement conversions, subsidence works & house relocations, around country. Reach out to us to discuss repiling your property.
Heritage Home Re-level and Re-pile
Grey Lynn, Auckland
This beautiful, old villa is over 100 years old so the floors were out of level, due to settlement over time. Our client was looking to restore the house so they wanted the floors to be how they were originally built.
House Lifters Solution:
House Lifters re-levelled the house first and checked that the client was happy. Then new, standard, timber piles were installed for a strong foundation so that the restoration could proceed.
Choose the service that you’re interested in.
If you are not sure about the best option for you and your property Contact us for a no obligation free chat and to explore the options.
There’s not much we haven’t seen when it comes to any house lifting, levelling and shifting. To find out how we can help, simply get in touch with our friendly team.
Frequently Asked Questions
House repiling is the process of replacing old, damaged, or inadequate foundation piles with new, stronger ones. The process involves lifting the house off its foundation, excavating the old piles, and installing new piles.
You might need to repile your house if you notice signs of foundation settling or shifting, such as cracks in walls or uneven floors. Old or inadequate foundation piles can also cause structural damage to your house and pose a safety hazard.
House repiling involves lifting the house off its foundation using hydraulic jacks, excavating the old piles, and installing new piles. The new piles are typically made of concrete or steel and are designed to support the weight of the house.
Yes, house repiling is a safe and proven method for fixing foundation problems. The process is carried out by licensed and experienced professionals who use specialised equipment and follow strict safety protocols.
The duration of the house repiling process depends on various factors such as the size of the house, the extent of the foundation damage, and the accessibility of the site. As a general rule, the process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
No, your house will not be damaged during the repiling process as long as it is carried out by licensed and experienced professionals who use specialised equipment and follow strict safety protocols.
Partial repiling you can stay living in the house but if conducting full repiling you will need to move out.
Yes, your house will be level after it is repiled. The new piles are designed to support the weight of the house and prevent further settling or shifting of the foundation.
The benefits of house repiling include fixing foundation problems, preventing further damage to your house, improving the stability and safety of your home, and increasing the value of your property.
The cost of house repiling depends on various factors such as the size of the house, the extent of the foundation damage, and the accessibility of the site. We offer competitive pricing and provide a detailed quote before we start the service.