What is the difference between quartz and pebble plaster?

Are you building a new pool or is your existing pool needing a make-over?  One of the many decisions that go into building or remodeling a pool is the interior finish also commonly known as plaster.  Plaster manufacturers, types and colors are plentiful.  Let Allied Outdoor Solutions help you with this complex and sometimes confusing […]

What is the difference between a patio cover and a pergola?

If you are like many of our clients they love being outside but want a place to relax in the shade.  Two of the most common shade structures are known as pergolas and covered patios.  Patio Covers typically provide you with 100% shade protection while pergolas have an open top that provides you with partial […]

How Should I Pick My Outdoor Living Concrete Contractor?

Prior to the start of any outdoor living space project, it is important to do research on your contractor. There are numerous companies that have a specific focus.  Some contractors focus on certain materials or types of projects which can lead you to a less than desirable outcome for your project and home.   Beyond […]

How is Carvestone different from a paver solution?

Allied Outdoor Solutions installs all hardscape options in order to deliver the best option for our clients needs .  Two hardscape options that our project consultants get asked to differentiate between are Carvestone and pavers.   It makes sense that we are asked to clarify the difference because both Carvestone and pavers can be used […]

How is Carvestone different from stamped concrete?

  How is Carvestone different from stamped concrete? As you can see from the above photo, both Carvestone and stamped concrete are solutions that can beautify any area around your home. When we visit your residence for a free consultation we can offer professional advice to ensure your needs and wants are filled ensuring we […]

Get Your Pool More Use with a Few New Backyard Additions

While raising a family and living in a rental, you may have learned about all the home features that your household wants and needs. If a pool showed up on the list of wants for everyone in your family, you may have made sure to buy a house that came with a pool already installed. […]

Old Pool Patio Falling Short? Allied Outdoor Solutions has the Answer

Old Pool Patio Falling Short? Allied Outdoor Solutions has the Answer   The summer season is here. Family and friends are seeking out your outdoor pool and living space as the perfect escape to beat the heat of summer days. The pool is pristine and ready for the season. The furniture is stylish and functional. […]

Why concrete overlay is the right choice?

While a concrete overlay may not always be the correct application, there are many scenarios where it is the perfect choice. A few quick checkpoints which could rule out an overlay. Is your concrete severely cracked? A concrete overlay can often work around some minor cracking but if your concrete has experienced significant movement, it […]

Should I Install Pavers or Stamped Concrete?

We’re often asked the question of “What’s better pavers or stamped concrete?.” The short answer is that “better” is relative. Stamped concrete would be the lower cost decorative option. It can provide a custom look and transform any space almost immediately. There are two major limitations with a decorative concrete application. First, it requires a […]

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Area

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Area If you watch many shows on HGTV or DIY Network, you have probably spent a fair amount of time with mouth agape at some of the incredible outdoor living areas that are created. But you don’t have to just dream about an outdoor living space. Living in Texas and […]