Homeowners and landlords may find that they have need of stump grinding services at some point in time. So, what is stump grinding and what benefits does it have to offer?
What is stump grinding?
When trees are felled (usually by chainsaw) the stump remains in the ground. This not only poses a problem if the area which the stump occupies is to be concreted or paved, as stumps that are left to rot can cause a number of problems that most homeowners haven’t given any thought to. Usually, because they aren’t aware of the problems that a stump can cause.
- Stumps left to rot can become home to a wide range of pests, including termites
- They can become a safety hazard and trip up people and result in accidents
- They are a problem to cement or pave over and need to be removed
If you have a stump in your backyard that has begun to rot (even if it hasn’t it could still become a problem) you should get in touch with a reliable stump grinder in Perth and ask for a quote. Generally speaking, most service providers are happy to provide you with free advice and will provide you with a reasonably priced quotation for their services.
How does it work?
The stump grinding process entails grinding the stump to a point below the surface using a machine. Most stump grinding service providers will use a range of different sized machines to grind stumps of different sizes, with the size of the equipment required determined by the size of the stump as well as its location and the depth of the stump below the surface.
They also have to take into account the area surrounding the stump, so when discussing your needs with a stump grinder, be sure to let them know if there are any pipes or structures below the surface as these need to be taken into account and avoided.
In addition to grinding the stump into chips and then, for example, filling the hole with sand, another option that property owners have to consider is stump extracting, which entails grinding the stump down and then using a bobcat to remove the stump. This, however, entails extra charges, so be sure to discuss these extra charges with the stump grinding business.
The benefits of stump grinding
In addition to the benefits mentioned earlier, i.e. preventing pests from making a home of the stump, improving safety and making it easy to concrete or pave the area, there are many benefits to stump grinding, including:
- It’s quick and easy (it’s so much easier than doing it yourself)
- It minimises damage to the surrounding area (including plants and trees)
- It creates nutrient-rich mulch which can be used on your garden
- It prevents the spread of disease to other trees in the area
To remove the stump of an old or diseased tree from your property in a quick, easy and environmentally friendly manner, get in touch with a local stump grinding business today.