Stump removal is done with a Stump Grinder. It is a machine with a series of cutting teeth on a cutting wheel. The wheel goes back and forth across the stump and then down to a depth of between 4 inches and 2.5 feet. The depth is determined on how deep the stump goes below the ground. Sometimes the stumps are located on inclines or tight spaces that effect the depth we can grind. When indicated, roots are removed. We take the time to trace all VISIBLE surface roots within a reasonable distance to the stump. However, sometimes small roots slip by us and we cannot be responsible for them. Stumps and roots can be removed within about 2 inches of concrete, stones and other obstacles. Hitting these items could cause damage to them or the stump grinder. Therefore you may have some areas of the stump that we cannot remove.
IMPORTANT: As a standard procedure we backfill the stump hole with the chips manufactured in the grinding process. The bigger the stump, the bigger the pile of chips. The customer assumes all responsibility for their removal. The woodchips make excellent root mulch for landscape beds. We can remove the chips and replace the area with soil and seed for an extra fee. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any underground wiring, sprinklers or drainage around the grinding area. Utilities will be called and stump and or root removal may be ceased if the markings are to close.
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