Stump Removal | Stump Grinding | Multiple Stumps
Ask anyone who’s done it, and they’ll tell you the same: Tree stumps are a doozy to remove in most cases. Often, what starts out looking like a small job turns into a days-or-months-long fiasco. To make the most of your stump removal situation, you need to pre-plan. Use this guide to determine the best mode of stump removal for your circumstances.
DIY Stump Removal
For everything under the sun, there is a DIY method people swear by. (DIY deodorant is one of those things we wouldn’t recommend--just saying.) If you have one to two months to wait for your stump to rot, DIY stump removal is a good choice for you. First, it’s incredibly cost-effective. As long as you have a chainsaw, a drill, and a shovel on hand, all you’ll have to buy is a chemical rotting agent (Potassium nitrate works great, and it’s cheap.), and some fire starter.
The downside to this option is that it’s a several-step process and can take up to a few months to complete. The upside is, the smaller and older your stump is, the quicker you can get-er-done.
Rent a Stump Grinder
Many hardware stores rent out stump grinders for a couple of hours to a few days. If you have one or two stumps, call around and price check. On average it will wind up costing you approximately $100 for as many stumps as you can grind in one day.
The downside to this option is that stump grinders are challenging to use if you’ve never managed one, and a few stumps could wind up taking you all day. The upside to this option is if you know how to use a stump grinder, you could have those suckers extracted within a few hours.
Hire a Stump Removal Company
Hiring a professional means you don’t have to spend your own time or energy removing stubborn stumps. Stump removal companies have the tools and the know-how to remove as many stumps as you need gone, and odds are, they’ll be much faster than any DIY method. Prices vary depending on how many stumps you have.
Buffalo Stump Removal guarantees competitive prices and excellent work, and they save you even more money by offering a free estimate when you text STUMP to 67076.
Those stumps have been dotting your landscape for a while now, and you’ve finally decided they need to go. But what is the most cost-efficient way to deal with stump removal? The first step is to determine which method you’re going to go with. From using chemicals or fire to renting a stump grinder to hiring a professional, here’s the lowdown on the average costs for stump removal:
Stump Removal Cost by Method
Burn the Tree Stump
Potassium nitrate: $6
Fire starter: $5
Total cost: $10
Burning out a stump yourself can be the most cost-effective option, but it’s only worth it if you have the time to wait. This method can take up to a few months from start to finish, but all it will cost you is a few bucks for potassium nitrate (to rot the wood) and a few bucks for fire starter.
Rent a Stump Grinder
Rental price: $75-100 and up for one day
Big hardware stores will often rent out stump grinders. The average price is around $75 for four hours, and $100 and up if you want the machine for an entire day. If you only have a few stumps to grind, this method might end up being the right price.
Average price for one stump: $100
Some stump removal services charge per inch of tree; expect to pay around $3-4 per inch. Other companies charge per stump; the national average is $100 per stump.
If you live in the Buffalo area and want a free stump removal quote, text STUMP to 67076 or visit the Buffalo Stump Removal website.
Let me guess: Your wife or girlfriend wants those ugly stumps in your yard to disappear. Or maybe you’re just sick of mowing around the seven giant hunks of rotting wood dotting your lawn. Perhaps you’re trying to sell your house, and you know the market value will increase if you rid the yard of the unsightly tree stumps. Either way, the burden is on you to figure out the best stump removal method. If you have multiple stumps, grinding them down might just be the fastest way to go. Here’s how:
How to Grind a Stump Yourself
Tools Needed: Stump Grinder, chainsaw, protective goggles, hearing protection
It’s up to you to determine whether you want to rent or buy a stump grinder. Many big-box hardware stores rent them out for day use for around $100. Alternatively, you can purchase one if you want to spend from $1,400 to $5,000.
If you do rent a stump grinder, ask the rental dealer to give you a rundown on how the machine works. If you purchase one, read the directions and warnings thoroughly. Stump grinders are heavy machines, and the blades are sharp. There’s little room for error--be sure you know what you are doing before you attempt to use one on your own.
Step 1: Clear the area around the stump of rocks and debris.
Step 2. Using a chainsaw, cut away as much of the top of the stump as possible. You will want to try to cut it as close to the ground as you can.
Step 3: First, position the grinder wheel right over the top of the front stump edge. Turn the machine on and lower it down into the stump a few inches. Swing the grinder wheel from side to side slowly, and you will see the wood chunks begin to clear. Raise the grinder wheel up and back down onto a new area of the stump and repeat this process until you have ground the whole stump.
Stand towards the back of the stump grinder, and stay clear of the grinder wheel at all times.
Consider Hiring a Stump Removal Service
If you’re like most people, you don’t have the time to spend an entire day dealing with a stump grinder rental company and grinding stumps. Why not let the professionals at Buffalo Stump Removal do the heavy lifting for you? From multiple stump removal to commercial stump removal, we have the tools for every job. Call us or text STUMP to 67076 for a free estimate.
Billy had an ugly stump in his yard, and he wanted it gone. Billy tried to haul the stump out of the ground with his truck and some chains. The stump took the whole bumper off. Billy’s friends laughed at him, and now Billy’s sad. And the worst part is, the stump is still there.
Do you have an unsightly stump? Don’t be like Billy. There are other tried-and-true methods for getting rid of an irritating stump; one of those methods is wielding the power of fire and hot burning diesel fuel. If you’re wondering how to burn a stump with diesel, you’ve come to the right place.
Is it Safe to Burn With Diesel?
Diesel fuel is known to burn hot with a fire that lasts and lasts. But is it safe to use outdoors? Diesel contains sulfur and other hazardous compounds, but because of United States emission laws, the diesel you will find in the store is relatively safe to use.
Check with your local fire department to stay up to date on burn laws before you attempt to set any fire on your property.
Steps to Burn a Stump with Diesel
There you have it. You removed the ugly stump, and now your yard (and your bumper) will thank you.
No Time? Call Buffalo Stump Removal
Do you have a stump, or multiple stumps, that need to be gone, pronto? Call the experts at Buffalo Stump Removal for all your residential or commercial stump removal needs. From stump grinding to multiple stump removal, we do it all, and for the lowest price.
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