A stump grinder is a heavy piece of equipment weighing up to 5000 lbs. This equipment is remote driven and is on rubber tracks or tires. This equipment can fit through a 36" gate on level ground but cannot go down stairs or climb a hill greater than 20 degrees. If the ground is saturated or muddy, the equipment will leave ruts or can get stuck. Plywood may be placed over grass to avoid damage.
Stump grinding is the process of turning a stump into mulch. A large machine equipped with a hydraulic head that has carbide teeth spins at a rate of 3000 RPM and sweeps over the stump, thereby grinding off layers of wood. The grinding head moves back and forth/up and down until there is no longer a stump sticking up and a pile of mulch is in its place.
Standard grinding takes the stump down 6"- 8" below grade. Surface roots can be ground as well. The end product is a pile of mulch generally larger than the stump was originally. This mulch can be raked down, relocated or removed entirely.
Once new dirt is introduced into the area, shrubs, flowers or grass can be planted where the stump once was.
A new tree generally cannot be planted in the same spot unless the root structure below the surface is completely removed by a landscaper or grading company.
Be aware that anything that is below the surface will be damaged if the cutting head hits it. Irrigation, wiring, plumbing and gas lines should be located or noted prior to grinding a stump.
Extremely positive experience with Atlanta Stumps. The initial response to our inquiry was prompt. Devan was on time, did a nice job grinding the stumps, and cleaned the property well after. Pricing was reasonable. If we had to do it all over again, our choice would still be Atlanta Stumps!
Atlanta Stumps is very easy and pleasant to work with. They walked me through the whole process and explained it in detail. Devan did a great job removing the stumps, specially the one close to the gas line. The pricing is great and overall, I had a great experience. I will definitely be recommending this service.
Fast, reliable, quality work. Received quote on Monday, stump was gone on Tuesday. Professional job, hardworking, and punctual. Would recommend to anyone looking for quality stump removal.
What a great experience! I needed some stumps removed after a few trees and shrubs were removed from my yard recently....Brenna followed up with me immediately after the tree work was completed, and scheduled the stumps to be taken care of. Great job, nicely done, cleaned up debris afterwards...mission accomplished.
We had awesome experience with this company. They gave us a fair price and did what they said they would do (and more). Very professional and we look forward to using them on our next project. I highly recommend Atlanta Stumps!!!