Sometimes it’s necessary to dig up a root ball in stead of grinding the stump when new construction is taking place. Anytime a concrete slab or concrete footers are being installed, the only way to fully ensure that the stump is gone is to dig up the stump all the way to the root ball. If the stump is only partially ground down and a slab or concrete walls are installed over it, there is a chance that as the stump rots and decays it can effect the integrity of the concrete structure over time. Although root ball removal is more expensive than stump grinding, it is cheap peace of mind for any construction project involving grading, concrete, or other finished landscaping projects. Contact Piedmont Stump Removal today for a free root ball or stump grinding estimate!