This spring, the greater Houston area and surrounding cities have witnessed record-setting rainfall and historic flood levels, causing substantial damage to both commercial and residential properties. Although floodwaters will eventually subside over time, the damage they cause to property health can be significant and costly, in addition to repairs and renovations to damaged homes and businesses. In today's blog post, we'll examine exactly how floodwaters impact property health, and why property owners with flooded land should be concerned.
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching the Gulf Coast region, and with this comes the threat of dangerous hurricanes and tropical storms. These powerful storms can lead to torrential rains, coastal flooding, and high winds that are capable of destroying trees, cars, homes, and businesses. Although homeowners and business owners take precautions to board up windows and secure doorways in the event of an approaching storm, many people disregard taking proactive steps with their trees.
On any residential or commercial property, trees are some of the most valuable assets for property owners. Not only can they provide ample shade and privacy, but they also add beauty, tranquility, and curb appeal. Unfortunately, Houston's continued population and business growth have led to an increase in construction and renovation projects, which can be a direct threat to the health of otherwise stable trees. Today's blog post will look at four ways commercial and residential construction projects can cause significant, and even irreparable damage to healthy trees.
Houston is home to millions of square feet of commercial space, whether in traditional office buildings, high-rise corporate towers, or sprawling retail centers. However, the condition and appearance of these commercial spaces can vary greatly, which impacts the types of tenants it can attract as well as their leasing rates. Successful, established businesses specifically look to rent in commercial properties that reflect their own commitment to quality and excellence.
A significant number of Houston area homeowners live in areas with Homeowners Associations governing their neighborhood. Homeowners Associations are responsible for protecting the property values of subdivisions, neighborhoods, and master-planned communities through creating and enforcing neighborhood regulations, and also maintaining common areas of the neighborhood such as entrances, walking trails, parks, and roadways.
Businesses rely on a variety of factors to improve their commercial property and attract more customers and visitors. For example, some businesses rely on attractive signage with stunning landscaping, while others choose unique designs and bold colors for their building. One simple factor that can go a long way in improving a commercial property, whether an office, retail space, restaurant, or apartment complex, is having healthy shade trees in abundance on the site.
A devastating storm system recently pummeled the greater Houston area, resulting in a deluge of record-setting rainfall in a very short period and leaving behind thousands of flooded businesses and homes. While some businesses have the financial means and insurance coverage to recover quickly and reopen, others may take much longer because of the extent of the damages caused by heavy rainfall, flood damages, and even tree damage.
When it comes to saving commercial property owners money, few property enhancements can be as effective as smart water management. A smart irrigation system offers property owners a significant and tangible return on their property investment while also ensuring the property remains healthy, welcoming, and vibrant. In today's blog post, we highlight four ways in which smart water management works to provide significant financial savings to commercial property owners and managers.
In our previous blog post, we discussed ways to directly improve and protect the grass found on commercial properties, which is often overlooked in favor of maintenance for trees and landscape gardens. In part two of our series, we highlight three ways to indirectly strengthen and protect the grass on commercial properties, as well as improving the overall health, beauty and value of the property.
Although trees, landscape gardens, and other property amenities often get the spotlight on a commercial property, grass is still a crucial part of a commercial property's aesthetic value and overall health. Without proper care and maintenance, commercial lawns can suffer and become a property eyesore. To address this issue, we begin a two-part series featuring ways to keep grass healthy and beautiful on your commercial property.