Stump Grinding Services
Stump Grinding Service in Santa Maria and the Central Coast
A stump grinder is a powerful tool that grinds tree stumps and roots by means of a rotating cutting disk that chips away at the wood. Stump grinders can be the size of a lawnmower, up to the size of a truck.
We have 2 grinders: Our portable grinder requires a 36” opening or gate to access fenced areas. With good accessibility, our powerful stump grinder will take care of any sized stump. We can grind stumps from ground level down to 20” below grade, depending on your needs.
Why Would I Need Stump Grinding?
When you have a tree or landscaping service cut down trees, it usually does not include stump grinding. Digging out a tree stump is not an easy task. Hiring us will save you time, energy and money.
Stumps and roots can be a tripping hazard and difficult to mow around. Also, if you choose to leave your stump in the ground, it can lead to an unwanted pest infestations (termites, ants, etc.)
Removing the stump will improve the look of your property. Once your stump is removed, you can replant and grow grass, trees or shrubs in the location to make it look as if the stump was never there.
Our Stump Grinding Process
Any bulbs, plants that you do not want to be damaged around the stump should be removed prior to grinding. The work area surrounding the stump should be cleared of objects such as Landscape bricks, large rocks, debris, patio furniture, etc.
Is the area free of underground utilities? If the site of the work area possibly has underground utilities such as cable, power, phone, water, or gas lines, we will need to mark the area and make the necessary arrangements to locate utilities at no cost to you. There is usually a 48 hour waiting period before work can begin from the time the location arrangements are made (2 full business days). Utilities such as gas and water lines are located to the meter only.
When we grind stumps, you end up with chips and some dirt. The bigger the stump, the more chips, dirt, and/or mulch you will have. We do not haul away the chips, dirt, and/or mulch unless we have been hired to do so. Typically we will fill in the hole where the stump used to be and pile the rest. We rake and blow the worksite and leave it looking nice.