We are professional Stump Grinders and Stump Removers.
We are back-yard specialists! (No truck access needed)
Stump grinding is usually done 2-4 days after the removal. Stump grindings are usually raked into a pile over the hole or hauled away.
Stump grinding is performed by a machine called a stump cutter. It chips away the stump and surface roots, to a depth of 10-12 inches below grade. After the stump is ground out, there is a pile of mulch created by the stump grinder. Our basic stump grinding price includes grinding the stump, and raking the grindings (mulch) back into a pile over the hole.
We can haul off the stump grindings at an additional charge. Most of our customers choose to save the money for hauling it away, and just use the mulch in their flower beds, or for making mulch rings around trees, or in the their gardens.
We always call Missouri One Call, or Dig-Rite, for an underground utility locate before we grind out the stumps. This is a free service, and we take care of scheduling the utility locate for you. Having your utility lines located before grinding is an essential part of the grinding process.