Reasons people choose Carolina Stump Doctor for stump grinding or stump removal include: aesthetics, inconvenience when mowing their lawn, they want to plan a new tree, avoiding ant/termites near your home, the old stump is sprouting into a new tree, etc. Whatever the reason, we're here for you!
Regardless of what contractor you select, the price for stump grinding will be dependent on terrain, accessibility/size of the stump, and what roots exist. Call for a no obligation quote!
If you believe utilities could be located near the stump, please make us aware at the beginning of the job. Our initial on-site consultation will determine if utilities need to be located before the work begins.
The machine we use can fit through a 36" gate, so that should not be an issue at all!
Offshoots are possible whenever a tree is removed. If the shavings are removed, topsoil is properly backfilled, and sod/seed is planted, your regular mowings will prevent future growth.
While some companies do rent equipment to the general public for stump grinding, this equipment is often undersized and/or improperly maintained. In addition to the obvious safety/personal property concerns, inexperienced users can do unnecessary damage to their lawns or miss parts of the root system/stump, resulting in an unsightly lawn.
While it does take an on-site consultation to confirm our ability to offer service, our stump grinder is four wheel drive for this reason.
We will absolutely offer better prices for larger jobs. Much of our time is spent unloading and reloading our stump grinder before moving to our next site, so our stump removal prices always consider the size off the job.
Allowing nature to take its course is always an option, just keep in mind a 20" oak stump could take 12-20 years to completely rot out depending on environmental conditions.
Many of our jobs include this scenario. If this is your reality, please be very careful about who you select for the job. Stump grinding often requires the use of heavy equipment inches from your home, driveway, or patios, and inexperienced or rushed operators can do significant damage to your home or property.