Who knows what I need to do with the stumps in the pad area of my cabin site? I plan to take off the overburden then put the pre cast pilings on some concrete pads. The whole support system will be above ground with no digging. What I need to know is since there are trees in the area I will be putting the cabin on do I need to dig the stumps out or can I just cut them off flush at the ground? None of my support pads will be directly on a stump but I wonder if, as they rot away, the ground will settle and effect my supports.
Since you are all very detailed in your answers I will tell you that I have a good gravel base under the overburden so drainage is good. Any ideas on this answer or anything else I should consider with this system is appreciated.