What to Look for with Stump Grinding Services ...
If you decide to hire a company to provide stump removal in Terre Haute as well as grinding services, you shouldn’t just choose the first option that crosses your path. Different companies charge different rates, and you can save a lot by doing a little investigating. Stump Daddy stump removal and stump grinding makes every attempt to be your best choice for price and quality work.
The general criteria is the width of the tree stump or width of the desired stump grinding area and how many visible surface roots, if any, the customer would like to have removed. Also the type of tree can affect the pricing. In the Midwest, we have a great deal of hardwood trees and these take much more effort to grind. Indiana hardwoods are famous across the U.S.A. and it oftentimes makes for a difficult stump to grind.
Estimating Your Cost...
A good way to estimate the cost for a Stump Daddy stump removal is:
You can get a good idea of determining the width of the grinding area by following the procedure below, and looking at the illustration.
1. Measure the diameter (width) of the stump at ground level. If there are visible surface roots, do not include the length of these roots in this measurement.
2. Roots - if there are visible surface roots there will be an additional charge to grind them depending on how many roots and how long they extend from the stump.
3. If the stump has humped up the ground, extend the diameter to include grinding the hump to grade level.
4. Pricing estimates range from $2.50 to $5.00 per diameter inch for grinding only. Variances differ on type of tree, ease of accessibility, and volume of stumps to be removed.
5. Rocks or other landscaping materials around the stump may add to the cost of removal.
6. Any clean up is charged at an additional hourly rate.
7. If the vertical height of the tree stump, measured from ground level to the top of the stump is over 10 inches, this may add to the cost of the stump grinding.
The stumps below are examples that show 1) No Exposed Roots; 2) Moderately Exposed Roots; 3) Largely Exposed Roots...