Depending on the size and species of the felled tree, stumps can be several feet across and may extend 10-15 feet deep in the ground. Lateral roots are often as large as the largest tree branches and can extend outward up to 75 feet or more.
Many stump grinding companies offer "Stump Removal" but this is not a fully accurate description of the work being done. Stump grinding only removes the top layer of wood. This will lead to sinkholes as the wood naturally decomposes and settles over time. Grading and levelling an area where the top layer of a stump has been removed is impossible because most of the stump is still left in the ground.
No foundation should ever be poured where the top layer of a stump has been ground away - the remaining bulk of the stump will rot in time, causing your house or driveway foundation to fail. An honest stump grinder will tell you this!
I offer total stump removal. My process involves digging the entire stump and lateral root system and hauling it away. After removing your stumps the hole is filled with dirt.
Large pine and hardwood stumps to be removed
Placing a large hardwood stump in a rolloff container
A pile of stumps removed from the backyard
Excavator with two loaded rolloff containers
Rough grade ready for the landscapers to prep & plant sod.
Hardwood triplet approximately 4' in diameter about to be unearthed.
Monstrous stump upended in its hole, before being cut down and placed into rolloff containers.
Pine and hardwood stumps extracted and waiting to be loaded into rolloff cans.
Pile of stumps removed and waiting to be placed into rolloff containers.
Over thirty stumps cleared in a day (including several "monster" stumps).
Yard need some attention? Permanent bare dirt spots? Ready to reseed or lay sod? I can assist with everything from grading and levelling to tilling up hard soil in preparation for seeding or sod. Read more...
Like the tip of an iceburg, there is more to stump removal than meets the eye. I can permenantly remove entire stumps, rather than grinding off the top layer (which leaves the bulk of the stump to rot underground, causing sinkholes.) Read more...
Whether you have a small backyard garden or an acre or more of land to plow & till, I can provide initial breaking up of soil - even if you decide to use alternate methods of planting in the future. I am also available to help you with soil management, irrigation, cover crops and more. Read more...
Some projects require hauling off debris from lot clearing, stump removal, demolition, or buried trash cleanup. I can assist in providing the appropriate sized roll-off container in addition to other services needed for your project. Read more...
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