The land clearing professionals at Patriot Utility Services offer expert underbrush clearing services for home and business owners in Houston, TX. Call (636) 208-0921 or email us to request a free quote to clear your land.
Clear Property for Development of Clean up After Construction
When you want to prepare a piece of property for development or construction, you need an experienced site work contractor to help clear the land and handle the heavy machinery work. We provide brush and site clearing services to make sure your land is ready for building.
Land Clearing & Brush Removal Services
Our land clearing contractors provide comprehensive services to prepare land for residential development, clean up after construction site or build site after completion.
Our site clearing services include:
- Removing vegetation, trees and obstructions
- Hauling away debris
- Tree removal
- Clearing rock, stone, and building materials
- Leveling and grading land
- Digging trenches for utilities
- Preparing site for commercial development
- Clear lot for residential development
- Clear land for surveyor or assessment
- Stump removal
- Stump grinding
What is Underbrush & Why is it a Nuisance?
Underbrush is defined as a thick layer of low-growing plants that can be found underneath trees in wooded areas. Invasive brush species have the potential to take over a parcel of land, creating thick vegetation and bush entanglements. Overgrown underbrush can make it difficult or impossible to use your land or to conduct the land survey needed to prepare for a development project. The most common species of invasive plants that are considered underbrush in Texas are Privit, Chinese Tallow and Ligustrum.
Land Clearing vs. Underbrush Removal
Underbrushing is a less intensive version of land clearing. Unlike traditional land clearing, we won’t demolish everything and leave you with only bare dirt on your lot. Instead, we’ll clean up thick entanglements of growth to leave your land looking healthy and lush, but not too overgrown. We also leave all the large trees over 4-5″ in diameter untouched, especially any that are protected by the state of Texas or county. Removing the underbrush helps your remaining trees to grow healthy without all the needless under growth stealing nutrients from the soil.
Overgrown brush on your property can hinder your ability to use your land to its fullest potential. After under brush removal service your land will become usable again.
Clearing Land to Prepare for Construction
In many cases, underbrush must be cleared away in order to make planning a construction project possible-whether that’s putting in a new shed or barn in a backyard or clearing large parcels of land for residential or commercial development. Land may need to be cleared for other personal or recreational uses, such as a sports field or a more usable backyard. In ranching and farming, land may need to be cleared of underbrush in order to become arable or suitable for maintaining livestock.
Even if no building project has been planned there are instances when property owners simply want to remove unsightly underbrush because it can negatively impact their property value.
Differences Between Clearing Land & Removing Underbrush
While both underbrush clearing and regular land clearing have a similar aim–removing overgrowth–the two processes take a very different approach. Traditional land clearing removes all vegetation on the land being cleared, from trees down to the topsoil layer. On the other hand, underbrush clearing selectively removes area of thick overgrowth while leaving larger trees (typically those over four to five inches in diameter) and the nutrient-rich topsoil intact.
What does this mean? Regular land cleaning will leave your land barren, and the extent of the removal can cause erosion issues and require additional control measures. In contrast, underbrush cleaning looks to maintain the land’s healthy, lush vegetation while removing unsightly undergrowth that’s draining nutrients from trees and soil. After underbrush clearing, land looks attractive and well-maintained, while enough clearing is done to allow for construction planning–with little risk of erosion.
In addition, while regular land clearing is typically a multiple step process that often requires permitting and carries higher costs, underbrush clearing takes only a few hours with significantly lower labor costs.
When to Schedule Underbrushing Service
- It can make your property look more attractive to visitors.
- It will boost the value of your home or property.
- It’s quick-your property will look 10 times better in a few hours.
- New property owners appreciate underbrushing services to get a clear idea of what their property actually looks like before deciding where to build structures.
- In most cases underbrushing does not disturb the natural ground and leaves a layer of mulched debris to help hinder regrowth.
- The greatest benefit to this service is the affordable cost.
Our brush clearing services involve a combination of underbrush clearing, stump removal, stump grinding, and debris removal once the land is cleared. Contact Patriot Utility Services to request a free quote today.