June marks the beginning of the annual Atlantic and Gulf Coast hurricane season. Although hurricane preparation is usually directed towards residents and homeowners, business owners should also begin watching tropical activity for any signs of an imminent storm or hurricane in our area. Although we cannot completely prevent hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall from impacting our businesses and commercial properties, there are some proactive steps business owners can take to minimize damage and protect their commercial property.
Every month, hundreds of young trees are planted throughout the greater Houston area, whether near large commercial centers, new subdivisions, or residential properties. Although these trees may vary greatly in variety and size, they all have the same basic needs in order to thrive in their new environment. Today's blog post takes an in-depth look at how much care new trees need, and why professional tree care is the best way to ensure young trees have a strong, healthy, and beautiful life for decades to come.
On any given day in the greater Houston area, there are hundreds of amateur, mom and pop tree crews offering cut-rate services for tree trimming and tree removal. They promise quick tree trimming for a low cost, but accepting their offer often comes at a high price for residential and commercial property owners.
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.