Average Cost for Stump Removal: What is the Average Cost of Stump Removal in El Dorado Hills?
Here at Tree Removal Arborist of El Dorado Hills, we often have customers calling us and asking us what the average cost is for stump removal in the El Dorado Hills area.
The first thing to understand when looking for the average cost for stump removal is that there are actually two methods of dealing with stumps in El Dorado Hills:
What are the differences between Stump Removal and Stump Grinding?
- Stump grinding is where we grind down the stump to a certain depth below the level of the dirt. Then we fill in the hole with dirt. There is still a stump there, under the ground, but grass can grow over it now and you won’t see any signs of it. Even if you plant a garden on top of it, you are unlikely to encounter the remains of that stump.
- Stump removal is where we actually dig out the entire stump. We have to dig down around the root ball of the tree stump and use heavy equipment to pull the stump out of the ground. It leaves a much bigger hole that has to be filled in. It also takes a lot more time and a lot more work. But you will never have to deal with that stump again. Even if you decide to dig the area out for an in-ground swimming pool, the stump will be completely gone.
Stump grinding is much cheaper than stump removal. It only takes a couple of hours, compared to a couple of days. You are basically paying for wear and tear on our equipment because it takes very little time and therefore we charge relatively little based on our hourly rate.
With stump removal, it is going to cost you a lot more. It takes us longer to do it and is a lot more effort.
Unless you have a specific reason why you need stump removal, we generally recommend that you do stump grinding instead. It is much more efficient and economical. It saves you money. Besides, stump grinding is better for your soil because it holds water in the soil.
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