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Landscape Lighting

Outdoor living projects come down to the details to make everything work.  Many times we finish and outdoor living job or pool and we just know their is something still missing.  If your going to invest in your backyard make sure not to overlook things that will make a huge impact.

One of the most overlooked outdoor products is landscape lighting.  Lighting creates the mood in your backyard.  You can splash some light on some large oaks or have some soft lights leading to your fire pit that connected by a pathway.
Allied Outdoor Solutions can help you with all your outdoor living needs.  We will look over your whole backyard.  We want to ensure you have a cozy place to relax in the backyard and enjoy the color flowers and enjoy the natural beauty of the large oaks but we also want to ensure that when the sun goes down in the evening you can still enjoy the flowers and the trees.
Enjoy your entire backyard all the time, not just part of the time by using landscape lighting by Allied Outdoor Solutions.

Choosing the Right Contractor

Choosing the Right Contractor

It’s a new year and you are looking to do some of the projects you dreamed up in 2017.  Maybe it’s a new concrete patio, covered patio, outdoor kitchen, pool, pergola, fire pit or fire place.  Maybe you want all of those items.  You have the idea but finding the right contractor can feel daunting!  Below is a checklist that you can use to help you find the right contractor.
Before you meet, find out how easy is it to get a hold of their company.  Can you pick up the phone and immediately get someone on the other end or does it go into a voicemail box that may or may not get returned.  This is important because when you start your outdoor living project whether it be a concrete patio, covered patio, pergola, pool, outdoor kitchen, or fire feature you will always want to know that you can get a hold of someone in a moments notice.  If you can’t a hold of them know do not expect anything different later on in the process.
Look at their reputation on-line.  You go look them up on yelp, google, angies list, or facebook.  Make sure you look at all of these areas because you will want to make sure that the feedback is consistent.  You will also want to be sure that the reviews support what they tell when they come visit you at your home for your outdoor living project.  You are going to spend a lot of money and this step is important to find out what their customers are saying about them.
After you have scheduled your appointment take note if they show up on time or late.  Do they respect your time by showing up when they said they would?  These little things are important when you are going through the process of finding the right contractor for your project.  Once they are at your house, use this time as an interview process.  Ask them to give you a price on the spot?  Ask them how many jobs they completed in 2017?  Ask them if they have an actual office or if they are working out of their truck?  These questions might sound silly but they are important.  You want someone you can relate with, shows up on time, and is running a business that is delivering results to the community you live in for years past and years to come.
Remember this quote, “Cheap pays twice.”  When you are about to invest thousands of dollars into an outdoor living project make sure you do not jump on the best deal.  Make sure you have done all your homework on the above.  Make sure you are asking the right questions.  Take note of their online reputation.  And when you have done that the price should take care of itself.  If you are dealing with a company that has a track record of many years of jobs completed, satisfied customers online, and respect you and your time the price they give you is probably going to reflect it.
So as you start this year searching for your outdoor living contractor for patios, pools, covered patios, Carvestone overlay, outdoor kitchens use this above checklist to find the right one for you!

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 Arizona, we are in the perfect climate to enjoy an outdoor living space year-round. And at Allied Outdoor Solutions, we know how to help you create the perfect outdoor living space for you. Here are a few things to address throughout the process.

  1. What features do you want? An outdoor living space can be anywhere from simple to elaborate. It all depends on how you plan on using the space. The outdoor living division at Allied Outdoor Solutions can complete any project you can think of, from outdoor kitchens to water features. So ask yourself and your family, “What features do we want to be a part of our outdoor living space?” Custom pergolas and patios, kitchens, water features, and fire features are all options.
  2. What surface do you prefer? At Allied Outdoor Solutions we specialize in many kinds of surfaces, all of which could look stunning at your home. It’s up to you to decide whether you prefer pavers, concrete, wood decking, or carvestone. We can resurface an existing surface or create something free-standing. Really, the sky is the limit.

So stop just dreaming about your outdoor living space. Now is the perfect time to contact Allied Outdoor Solutions to start planning your outside oasis. Contact us today for more information.

 

Redefining Life Outdoors with Allied Outdoor Solutions

Redefining Life Outdoors with Our Skilled Austin Patio Contractors

 

 

When you’re looking to get a new patio, driveway, pool, pool deck, or outdoor kitchen installed in your backyard, you will more than likely need a contractor to assist you. Contractors will give you guidance on things that you haven’t even thought of. Redefining Life Outdoors with Allied Outdoor Solutions patio contractors is the best way help you carefully construct your backyard renovations exactly to you liking while making sure that everything’s placed just perfectly. Keep reading to find out exactly what our patio contractors can do for you.

 

Knowledgeand Experience 

Our patio contractors have the knowledge and the experience to get the job done right. We know exactly what to consider when planning to build a patio, such as the ideal location for it. This would include considering things like the architecture of your house, where the windows and the doors are located, where various equipment is located, and so on, in order to ensure proper and perfect placement of the patio. This will all make certain that your patio is as peaceful and flawless as possible.

 

Custom Jobs 

Our patio contractors will strive to make sure that all of your needs and desires are met. Whether you have a specific material in mind, a specific color, a specific style, or a specific finish, our contractors will work hard to make that vision a reality. Creating custom patios for our customers is what we do best, and not only will your patio look the way you want it to, but we construct them using only the best and highest quality workmanship and materials.

 

Contact us today and start Redefining Life Outdoors with Allied Outdoor Solutions.  We are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and Family Owned.

 

 

 

 

 

Redefining Life Outdoors

Redefining Life Outdoors

 

Get Ready to Entertain with Your New Outdoor Living Areas

Summer will be here before you know it. Warm weather and longer days will sneak in when you aren’t looking. Weekend cookouts and pool parties will become the norm, and many an evening will be spent outside sipping lemonade and watching the sun go down. 

Outdoor living areas can enhance your summer experience in many ways. Whether you are a summer chef, a fish at heart, or an observer, your summer will be improved by some simple backyard adjustments. Here are a few of the ways you can change up your yard to make it perfect for you.

 

 

Resurfaced Pool Deck

No backyard pool is complete without a nice surrounding surface. A beautiful new surface surrounding the water makes for a much prettier and enjoyable backyard landscape. Add some chairs, a grill, and a table for the perfect summertime hangout.

Fire Pit

Everyone loves late summer nights sitting around a fire. Campfire songs and s’mores bring back wonderful childhood memories and create fond new memories too. Custom fire pits built into your deck are an excellent way to add to your outdoor living space, and are a perfect addition to any summer party. Be sure to keep fire wood handy for those impromptu hot dog roasts and you’ll be ready for a summer full of fun.

Covered Patio

Sometimes the summer sun is too hot to handle. During these days, a covered patio is an absolute life saver. A covered patio gives you the ability to spend time outside without sitting in direct sunlight, so you can enjoy the great outdoors without the sunburn and sweating to go with it. Additionally, a covered patio area with a fan blowing is the perfect setting for an afternoon board game on a hot summer day. 

 

If these items sound like a good addition to your summertime fun, we would love to help you out. Please contact us today at Allied Outdoor Solutions for more information. 

 

 

 

Add a Kitchen To Your Outdoor Living Area

Outdoor kitchens are becoming a very popular way to transform your backyard into the perfect area for entertaining your family and friends. If you enjoy entertaining and outdoor cooking, then it only makes sense to combine the two into your own personal backyard oasis. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of adding a kitchen to your outdoor living area

 

 

Outdoor Enjoyment 

Outdoor kitchens give you the ability to really enjoy the outdoors. You’ll have a lot more fun entertaining when you can grill up delicious and healthy foods during your next social gathering right in your own backyard. And cooking is not the only thing that you will enjoy about it. You can really expand your outdoor kitchen to include a refrigerator, an ice maker, a patio heater, and lots of furniture and other accessories. Let your cooking and your entertaining preferences and styles run wild. 

Adds Value To Your Home 

Outdoor kitchens are a great investment and can add a ton of value to your home. It’s one outdoor home improvement project that can give you a serious return on your investment. You will get nothing but the best in materials and components, making your outdoor kitchen able to withstand even the harshest weather. 

Let us help you take your outdoor cooking and entertaining to a whole new level by creating your very own outdoor kitchen sanctuary anywhere in the Houston, Dallas, Austin, or Phoenix areas. It’s something that you’ll definitely be proud to call your own. Contact us today at Allied Outdoor Solutions to get started!

 

 

Patio Contractors that Specialize in the Decorative Market

Patio Contractors that Specialize in the Decorative Market

Finding the right contractor can sometimes be difficult. Of course you want nothing but the best for your home, and the contractor that you hire to do the job can make all the difference. Our experienced patio contractors take pride in their work, and we are proud to say that we specialize in the decorative market. This means that we will graciously cater to all of your unique needs and wants. Let us help you make your visions come true anywhere in the Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and surrounding areas.

Concrete Pouring

We can pour concrete just about anywhere you want it, and we can do it exactly how you want us to do it, too.

  • walkways
  • patios
  • driveways
  • steps
  • and more!

Decorative Touches 

Whether you want your concrete poured with a regular finish or a decorative finish, we can do it. This includes all stamping and staining, and there are literally dozens of colors and patterns to choose from. You will have added peace of mind knowing that absolutely none of our options will impact the price that you pay. Have fun selecting something that is special to you or specially suited to your area. In an effort to find you the perfect fit, we use samples ahead of time. Customization is our specialty.

Contact us today to get started! We will get the job done right the first time, every time! We handle all aspects of the job, including permits, inspections, and HOA’s. We pour everything up to code and to your liking.

 

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Trends in Outdoor Living Areas

Trends in Outdoor Living Areas

 

Outdoor living areas  have become increasing popular and more sophisticated over the past several years, with many elements once considered trendy now considered mainstream must-haves. Consider how hot tubs, for example, have gone from novelty luxuries to almost standard features, and not just in temperate climes. There’s nothing like soaking in a hot tub on a cold winter night, enjoying the splendor of the night sky without freezing to death!

Outdoor spaces have become more defined and functional and the choices in materials and design have greatly expanded. No longer is a simple outside deck the only standard outdoor space. Patios constructed of beautiful pavers, stone or concrete overlays mimicking stone provide a perfect stage for features such as

  • pergolas
  • fire pits
  • gazebos
  • outdoor kitchens
  • lighted dining and seating areas
  • retaining walls

and more. Consider the concept of a lovely circular patio with plenty of seating surrounding a blazing fire pit! Or imagine a beautiful outdoor kitchen with a nearby dining area. A far cry from yesterday’s charcoal grill and picnic table!

Allied Outdoor Solutions can create the outdoor living area of your dreams. Wherever your imagination takes you, we’ll follow with high-quality materials, planning assistance and expert installation. We’ve worked hard to gain a stellar reputation providing beautiful outdoor living areas in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and surrounding cities. We specialize in pavers, concrete and concrete overlay with a unique product called Carvestone, which provides the look of natural stone with twice the durability of concrete. We do patios, walkways, driveways, fire pits and much more! Browse our amazing gallery of past projects, and contact us to schedule a free consultation. We’ve been part of the Texas home improvement market for more than twenty-five years, providing our clients with honest, dependable, top-quality service!

 

 

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Pool Construction

“There is nothing I enjoy more than bringing our design and production teams together to give our customers the backyard they never thought they’d get. Though we look forward to expanding our pool construction division into all of our other markets in the very near future, we are currently focusing our energies on serving our Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio markets.”
– Jordan Winar, Director of Sales

Applications

When thinking through all of the design and functional elements, it is important to know your options. Here are a few questions to ponder:

  • How will your pool be used? Will it be for exercise or leisure?
  • What is more important: the aesthetics or the functionality of your plaster and water line tile?
  • Do you want your coping to match your decking?
  • How long should you expect my pool decking to last?
  • Do you want a hot tub?
  • How much of an impact will a pool and water features have on your electricity bill?
  • Are there alternatives to salt or chlorine?
  • Do you want a shade structure, summer kitchen or fire feature?
  • How long are you expecting your pool decking to last?


Our Process

Design Planning

  • Measuring, quoting and discovering the perfect design
  • Choosing your builder
  • Finalizing drawings/renderings, securing permits and organizing the schedule for efficient execution

Estimated minimum time-frame: 2 months*

* Project length can vary greatly depending on elements chosen during the design phase. There will be days where no work is done as it can be difficult to achieve efficient scheduling with so many unique, skilled crews.

Schedule

  • Dig – estimated 5 days
  • Plumbing – estimated 2 days
  • Steel – estimated 2 days
  • Electrical – estimated 2 days
  • Gunite – 1 day, but curing for a minimum of +1 day
  • Equipment installation – estimated 2 days
  • Coping – estimated 3 days
  • Tile – estimated 3 days
  • Decking – estimated 5 days
  • Structures – estimated 5-10 days subject to size
  • Fencing – estimated 5 days
  • Plaster – estimated 2 days
  • Filling the pool – estimated 2 days

After the Build


Allied Outdoor Solutions – Pool

When Allied Outdoor Solutions constructs your pool, we will manage the early stages of the health of the pool. For the first 30 days, we will handle all maintenance and chemicals. After this period, we will hold a “pool school” during which we will teach you everything you need to know for pool owner success — everything from how to manage chemicals to how to heat your spa.

The “pool school” will cover:

  • Chemicals
  • Weekly care
  • Electric safety
  • Trusted service companies

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, through a lender specializing in construction loans for swimming pools.

Our goal is to get you pricing at the completion of the initial visit. Due to the complexity of certain projects, though, it can sometimes take a few days to get you accurate pricing. Typically, pricing and drawings will be back to you within a week.

Yes. We maintain general liability insurance to make sure you are covered. We handle the gathering of all required permitting, scheduling of any inspections and the entire HOA application process as well. Our goal is to make this a much simpler process than you anticipate.

We typically install Wet Edge but can also install StoneScapes or Pebble Tec.

Plaster can either blend into the background or become the major statement of the pool area. There are many things to think through when selecting your plaster. Will a darker color make the pool too warm? Could the texture be too rough for swimwear? What is the warranty? Will the color fade over time? We’re here to help you with these questions.

There are several different materials that can be used for the pool deck. Durability, aesthetics and temperature should all be considered when making this important decision. Whether it is our Carvestone overlay, stamped concrete, natural stone, travertine or pavers, you can rest easy knowing Allied will assist in selecting the correct decking for you.

Yes. Many elements of the pool will have various warranties associated with them. We can describe each of those to you as you make your selections.

Allied Outdoor Solutions will manage the early stages of the health of the pool. For the first 30 days, we will handle all maintenance and chemicals. After this period, we will hold a “pool school” during which we will teach you everything you need to know for pool owner success — everything from how to manage chemicals to how to heat your spa.

The “pool school” will cover:

  • Chemicals
  • Weekly care
  • Electric safety
  • Trusted service companies

We absolutely do both.

Get the Right Patio Contractor

Get the Right Patio Contractor

When laying a patio for a new home—or to update your existing patio—you will need to find a patio contractor that is going to deliver the high-quality you deserve. Allied Outdoor Solutions are outdoor living contractors in Phoenix, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.

Living in Arizona or Texas, you know how important it is to have a patio or outdoor living space you enjoy using. During the milder months, you want to enjoy being outside as much as possible. Your patio needs to have accommodations for the heat of the summer too.

Allied Outdoor Solutions creates custom patios for our customers. We are experts in using a variety of materials such as concrete and carvestone. Our concrete can be broom finished or stamped and stained to your preference. Stamped concrete is a beautiful way to add to the luxury of your home. Carvestone is an overlay for existing patios and involves bonding a limestone product with your existing patio to create a natural stone look. It is very versatile and can endure high traffic areas like driveways as well as lower traffic areas like pool decks and patios.

We know the last thing you want is to find out a few years down the road that your patio contractor did a shoddy job pouring your concrete. That is why we do everything we can along the way to make sure we get it right the first time. We keep you clued in on the whole process, with pre and post walk throughs with the contractors.

For more information, contact us today at Allied Outdoor Solutions.

 

 

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck

Allied Outdoor Solutions Houston Texas Concrete Overlay Patio and Pool Deck