Hi. I’ve been in the stump grinding business for over 15 years in the Raleigh, NC area, and have been asked a lot of questions concerning Stump Grinding. I will address the most common ones below.
What is Stump Grinding?
After the tree is removed what remains is referred to as a stump. Stump Grinding is the process of removing the stump with a machine appropriately called a Stump Grinder. These machines come in various sizes. Some are on tracks, some on wheels. These machines shred the stump into mulch with a high velocity cutting wheel with numerous carbide steel teeth.
How much does it cost?
Cost can vary depending on your location, and the stump size. Most companies offer free estimates. I have started estimating from texted photos. This helps me avoid unnecessary travel time which saves the customer money also. This is catching on, but sometimes it is necessary to go out to take a look. Get a couple of estimates unless you feel comfortable with the quoted price, and your service provider.
Should I call 811 to have my utility lines marked?
It’s recommended especially in city, and suburban area that may have a lot of buried lines. I have cut maybe 5-6 cable lines in my 15 year career. It happens. It takes an average of 3 business days to have this completed.
Should my service provider be insured?
Yes. Accidents do happen. It’s a piece of mind to know that your service provider is covered.
How long does the process take?
It depends on the job size. If you only have 3-4 medium size stumps 45 minutes to an hour if the provider has professional grade equipment. 1 stump may take as little as 10 minutes.
What should I expect when the job is completed?
You will find a pile of mulch where each stump was located. Most service providers leave it onsite to settle. Some will offer to haul it away for an additional fee.
What form of payment is accepted?
This will vary by service provider always ask in advance. I accept cash, checks, and most popular app payments. You will probably find that this is the norm.
In Summary I hope that you find this information helpful. If you have additional questions complete the site contact form found within this site, and If you would like to receive a free, no obligation estimate for Stump Grinding text me photos, or complete the contact form, and I will get back to you ASAP.
YouTube video link of actual job: https://youtu.be/XzoJ5eYg1Fs