Stump Grinding Information from Property Owners

Why should I grind my tree stumps?

There are several reasons why tree stumps and roots should be removed, and it includes safety and maintenance. Stumps will decay over time, but it can take up to ten years for the process to complete. Grinding the stump will allow you to use the area right away after the stump has been ground. Your yard will return to its attractive state as soon as the stump grinding procedure is done. 

What happens if I leave the tree stump in my yard?

Stumps can be home to a multitude of insects and pests, such as termites, ants, and roaches. These unwanted pests can invade your home without you knowing it. 

Can stumps cause property damage?

The roots of a live tree can compromise foundations, driveways, and pipelines. Some stumps tend to regrow after the tree has been cut, and their root system can make their way into your home through small holes and cracks. Stump grinding will prevent these worst-case scenarios from happening. 

Are tree stumps a safety concern?

Yes. Tree stumps can be a tripping hazard to anyone, especially kids playing around. Stump grinding eliminates the risks of having someone hitting the stump and ending up in the hospital due to an injury. 

How do you grind tree stumps and roots?

Stump grinding requires specialized equipment to complete the job. Stump grinders are used to get rid of the stump most efficiently. The process leaves a mountain of dirt and debris, but you can use them as natural mulch. 

What will happen with the grindings after stump removal? 

Once stump grinding has been completed, all the mulch and the grindings will be used to backfill the hole. This will allow you to use the area for other purposes, or you can even plant sod or grass over it. 

How deep can you go with stump grinding? 

The average depth for stump grinding is 10 to 12 inches below the ground. This depth will ensure that the stump will not persist growing. In case you require the stump to be ground lower than the standard, we can always accommodate your request. 

How can stump grinding be affected by underground utilities?

Any underground utilities and equipment will affect stump grinding. You should let us know beforehand if you have any cable, power, or gas line underground so that we can make the necessary precautionary measures. We will mark the utility lines to ensure we don’t hit them in the process. 

How much does stump grinding cost?

Stump grinding is a lot cheaper than most people think. The cost of stump grinding will depend on different factors, including the size, age, and its roots. We can give you a free onsite estimate based on the said factors.  

What is the mode of payment for stump grinding services? 

You should not pay a company until the stump grinding process is complete. Only pay when the job is done, and you are happy with the result. Be wary of companies that ask for full payment upfront or those asking for a significant amount for a deposit. 

Call Mike Grace from Grace Tree Service Spokane at 509-992-1700 for more information about stump grinding.