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New Look with A Carvestone Patio

New Year, New Look with A Carvestone Patio

With the new year, many of us think about the year ahead and what we can do to improve our homes. Are our walkways and driveways looking tired? Have the pool deck and patio seen better days? Is it just time for a change?

When it’s time to upgrade your outdoor environment, here are 5 good reasons to choose carvestone as your concrete overlay option.

Durability. You want your investment to last, and we want our product to look great. An excellent finish comes from a great foundation, so we take as much care with the preparation of the existing surface as we do with the new overlay. We are so sure of this process, we are proud to offer residential owners a 7-year warranty on our product.

Color. With the carvestone process, you can choose the exact mixture you want. Our process allows us to get the color mix to be to the exact one you wish to complement your taste.

Pattern Choice. Whether you want precision squares, random pavers, or a combination of the two, you will get just the style you want with carvestone. All carving work is not by hand, not by form so you can decide the way you want the final finish to look.

Slip Resistance Surface. Carvestone is carved by hand and textured to be non-slip, and we also add non-slip agents into to sealant layer. This makes it an ideal surface for pool decks, patios, and walkways.

Heat Moderation. Everything gets hot in the Texas sun, but the unique properties of the carvestone technique make it a lot cooler than the standard alternatives such as stamped concrete, pavers or painted concrete.

Ready to see how to improve your property? Just contact us to discuss your needs and to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert advisers. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Area with a Concrete Overlay

Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Area with a Concrete Overlay

Although the idea of spending time in your backyard might sound extremely nice, many homeowners do not take advantage of their outdoor living area for a number of reasons. If you want to start spending more time outside, you need to eliminate any problems or negative qualities about your backyard. For instance, whether you initially created a beautiful outdoor living area or you bought the home with one, it may not have aged that well, and now has become a deserted place on your property.

Fixing it up does not have to be hard when you take advantage of a concrete overlay.

Take the Old and Make it Look New

Without attractive flooring, you will have a tough time selling any space. As for the outdoors, your concrete may not be in the best condition, but you can take the old and make it look new again. Whether you want a design that is simple, intricate, or matching, the choice is in your hands.

Start Enjoying the Space Again

By taking your old concrete and making it attractive, you can start using the space again. It might be necessary to take on some other projects, such as repainting, refinishing, or buying new furniture. However, instead of trying to avoid looking outside at your unkempt outdoor space, you can be proud to open the windows in the day and start inviting family and friends for backyard gatherings.

Improve Outdoor Safety

Another important quality that comes with a concrete overlay is improved outdoor safety. If you have cracked concrete, you do not want people walking around with the danger of tripping and falling down.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about your options for a concrete overlay.

 

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Don’t Delay – Use Concrete Overlay Today!


Don’t Delay – Use Concrete Overlay Today!
Outdoor spaces tend to go through a lot of wear and tear from the elements. So if you want to redo your outdoor space, you should consider concrete overlay. What makes concrete overlay such a great choice is that it can go right over an existing surface – which means there isn’t a need for demolition, just preparation of the surface.

Whether you need your pool deck, patio, sidewalk, or driveway to be refinished, you should consider concrete overlay. You have a few different choices for application, whether you want a broom finish (which is regular) or a decorative finish (which can be stamped and stained). We take pride in the fact that we will come and bring samples that are best suited for your home, your taste, and style.

The concrete overlay, when done with stamps and stains, is made to look like stone and can provide a brand-new look for your outdoor space. Concrete overlay can be even made to look like bricks on a stylish sidewalk, or uniquely-shaped stone tiles for around your pool.

Apart from the overall quality appearance of our concrete overlay it also comes with our experienced concrete contractors. Here’s what happens when you call us up:

First, we wash the existing surface with a 4000 PSI power washer. Prepping the surface is so important that we usually take an entire day, making sure that the finished overlay will not come off the surface once we’re finished. Then, we put down a coat of Carvestone material that bonds to the concrete, made with crushed limestone and quartz to give it a realistic appearance and the strength to withstand all elements.

Depending on your preferred pattern, we use a different trowelling technique that ranges from a wavy texture to emulate flagstone to a smooth texture to emulate quarried stone. Carving in the pattern by hand ensures that you get a realistic, durable look. In addition to the texture, we can also mix and match colors to your preference.

Finally, we grout the pattern voids with more Carvestone, and seal the overlay to degloss the surface and make it as slip-resistant as possible.

We also do a pre-walk through and a post-job walk through to make sure the job has been done properly from start to finish. We understand that having concrete overlay is exciting because it will refinish, refurbish, and improve a worn-out space. Let us give you the best experience possible, and get your space done perfectly the first time. Please contact us to learn more about our services.

 

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Kids’ Fall Fun With Your Fire Pit

Kids’ Fall Fun With Your Fire Pit

 

Granted, in Texas we’re blessed with warm springs, lingering summers, and mild winters — which makes outdoor living areas so popular and so useful. But fall has definite advantages, especially if you have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. And especially if you have kids!

Kids love October, probably because they see the entire month as a lead-in to Halloween. So here are a couple of ways to make the most of your outdoor fire features.

Outdoor Camping at Home.

Kids love camping out, so let your children invite their friends to a backyard evening sleepover. Have them bring their sleeping bags and let them pitch tents all over the backyard. Supervising adults can help with roasting hot dogs and favorite camp food over the fire pit, and be sure to have coolers full of ice and soft drinks. Bring your best jokes and stories to tell around the fire!

Happy Backyard Halloween!

This is the big night for kids, second only to Christmas Eve, and a backyard with a fire pit makes it really special. After the trick-or-treating (or in place of it), treat them to a backyard Halloween costume party. Hang the trees with cheesecloth ghosts and spider webs (complete with big plastic spiders!), and lots of orange or purple lights strung all over the area. Have a costume party with prizes for “best,” “scariest,” “funniest,” and “most creative” costumes. Tell spooky stories around the Witches’ Fire, or re-live the night’s adventures: “Remember that one house where we got the…?”

Halloween is just made for outdoor fun, especially with cheerful firelight!

Contact us for more information on transforming your outdoor areas.

 

 

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Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Areas for Fall Entertainment In Houston – Dallas – Austin, Texas

Three Ways to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Areas for Fall Entertainment In Houston – Dallas – Austin, Texas

One of the best things about living in Texas is that the weather is generally nice, year-round. You can truly enjoy your outdoor living areas, to relax and spend time with friends and family. However, the amount of pleasure you’ll get out of your space is directly related to how well it functions. Here are three fantastic ways to enhance your outdoor living areas so you get the most enjoyment possible from them this fall.

Start From The Ground Up

If your patio, sidewalks and pool deck are cracked, broken or stained, fall is the perfect time to get them back in shape. In most cases, replacement isn’t an absolute necessity, it’s actually easier, less time consuming and less expensive to resurface them. Concrete overlays hide imperfections, create a smooth surface, and enhance the beauty of your yard. Whether you have a modern, conventional or rustic home, overlays can be created to match the style and colors that best suit your tastes. What’s more, they will last for many years to come, making them a good investment.

Create A Focal Point

Perhaps one of the most attractive, and useful, additions to an outdoor living area is a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. Placed in the center of a seating area, it provides warmth and light, creating a cozy retreat. It also gives you and your family the opportunity to roast marshmallows for s’mores, or to cook hotdogs on a stick, just like at camp. At the other end of the spectrum is a water feature. From a small fountain to a larger waterfall and pond, water features are a beautiful, soothing addition to your patio, yard, or garden areas.

Make It Comfortable

The whole idea of having an outdoor living area is to enjoy it as much as possible. Comfortable, weatherproof furniture and adequate lighting, therefore, are a must. A beautiful patio cover or pergola will help keep the rain and sun from dampening your enjoyment. Large potted plants and trellises help create a cozy, private space without enclosing the area completely. And, of course, nothing beats a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, conveniently located near your lounge area.

If your outdoor space isn’t fulfilling your needs, contact us at Allied Outdoor Solutions. Whether you have small yard, or a sprawling estate, our experts will help you achieve the look and feel you’ve always dreamed of.

 

 

 

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Resurface Walkways to Maximize Safety on Your Property

Resurface Walkways to Maximize Safety on Your Property

As a homeowner, it is important to prioritize safety on your property. For family members, friends, and service professionals, you want to make sure your home is a safe place for them to be. Most importantly, you want the walkways around the house to be problem-free as they can easily cause an injury.

It is ideal to resurface walkways on your property when you know they are a safety hazard.

Cracks Can Lead to Tripping

One of the most common problems with walkways is cracks that can lead to tripping and falling. Since you are likely to use these walkways on a regular basis, you should prioritize fixing them. However, it is unnecessary to replace them when an appropriate solution is to resurface them.

Guarantee Safe Passage

If the walkways on your property are in poor condition, you might find yourself or others avoiding them completely. However, the areas surrounding the broken walkways could be even more dangerous.

Establish Clear Walkways

When you have properly maintained walkways, you create a clear passage for people to follow. With a lush landscape, a walkway is necessary to avoid landscape-related damage. If your current pathways are not that distinguishable, you will find that a resurfacing is all it likely needs to shine.

Whether the walkways are in your front yard, on the sides of your property, or in the backyard, you should make sure they are in excellent condition at all times to eliminate the chances of injuries.

If you have any questions about our resurfacing services, feel free to contact us.

 

 

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Resurfacing Walkway After Picture in Houston

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Concrete Resurfacing for your Walkways

Concrete Resurfacing – Houston, Dallas, Austin


Your concrete sidewalks and other walkways are second only to your driveway in the amount of traffic they see. Often, they are treated with salts in the winter months as well as other harsh and abrasive cleaners. All that wear and tear from daily traffic and chemical abuse can have a huge toll on your walkways. You could start seeing abrasions, stains, cracking, and eventual freeze thaw damage. However, the good news is the damage is typically only superficial and it’s possible to easily restore your high traffic walkways while avoiding the costly measures of having to remove and replace the walkway. This being possible by the use of a concrete overlay coating, such as carvestone.

Concrete Resurfacing for your Walkways in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, TX.

When we saw your ad in the magazine, we knew that we had found what we were looking for, but when we saw it applied in person, we were blown away!

We love the versatility of your product. Your ability to create the pattern and color that we wanted really made our decision easy.

Your product has the look of real stone, but has the unique ability to be crafted into virtually any design and color, a great combination.

Consider Carvestone

Carvestone was developed in 1992 as a concrete coating that would have the appearance and feel of real stone, but with all the benefits of concrete. Originally, carvestone was used to restore historical buildings due to its durability and the ease at which it can be tooled and colored to match any layout. Carvestone is a blend of concretes and minerals, such as limestone and quartz, and provides a strong and durable coating that won’t wear down or crack under normal circumstances. If it does crack, however, repairs are not only quick and easy but virtually unnoticeable!

Carvestone is a great option and can transform your backyard.

Our Projects

Each carvestone project we do is treated as a work of art. Our carvestone is hand tooled into the shapes or patterns you think would best suit your space; no stencils, no stones, and no tape required. It is also hand colored using a wide variety of shades to choose from. Our projects are guaranteed slip and chip resistant, durable, and one of a kind. Each one comes with a seven year warranty, and not because we ever see anything actually go wrong with the projects, but because we want our customers to know they’re in good hands.

If you want a beautiful one of a kind treatment for your concrete walkway that lasts, consider our carvestone treatments. If you would like to know more or see our gallery of examples, feel free to contact us.

Pool Deck in Houston, Austin, and Dallas

Allied Outdoor Solutions will upgrade your Pool Deck in Houston, Austin, and Dallas


Resurfacing your pool deck can be a fantastic way to breathe new life into a backyard after moving into a house, but the process can be confusing if it’s your first time getting this project done. Instead of being concerned over costs or the work that’s involved with resurfacing the deck, it’s helpful to look into what to expect. Carvestone is a great option and can transform your backyard.

When we saw your ad in the magazine, we knew that we had found what we were looking for, but when we saw it applied in person, we were blown away!

We love the versatility of your product. Your ability to create the pattern and color that we wanted really made our decision easy.

Your product has the look of real stone, but has the unique ability to be crafted into virtually any design and color, a great combination.

Free Ideas to Update your Pool Deck

-Power Wash to Take Care of Grime
The first step to resurfacing a pool deck is getting the surface power washed. While this can be done on your own, professionals can help get the deepest clean using power washing equipment. The powerful jet can help remove grime and debris that have been let to sit on the pool deck.

-Grind Away Any Damage
If your pool deck has any kind of damage, it may be a good idea to get it grinded away. A wood grinding tool can help buff out any splinters and minor damage, leaving the deck smooth.

-Adding Vibrancy to the Deck Color
Wooden pool decks are unique in that they can become dull in color after a few years. To take care of this, consider getting the deck updated with a new stain. With all of your options for stains, you can add new color to the deck.

-Pouring a Cement Overlay on Top
If your pool deck is cement or has natural stone, you may want to get it resurfaced using a cement overlay. In this case, you can be picky when looking over the variations in colors and patterns.
Please contact us for more information regarding resurfacing pool decks.

Important qualities to have in a contractor?

Experience, first and foremost. A contractor’s experience is reflected in the work. Secondly, strong communication skills are necessary to ensure that you get the quality work you’ve paid for. Thirdly, and this doesn’t get mentioned enough, thoroughness. The contractor should maintain a presentable job site, complete the project to your satisfaction and protect the investments you’ve made in your home and landscaping.

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When we saw your ad in the magazine, we knew that we had found what we were looking for, but when we saw it applied in person, we were blown away!

We love the versatility of your product. Your ability to create the pattern and color that we wanted really made our decision easy.

Your product has the look of real stone, but has the unique ability to be crafted into virtually any design and color, a great combination.

For Superior Decorative Concrete, Carvestone is the Answer

Adding curb appeal to your home can be an excellent way of enhancing your outdoor living experience as well as the value of your property. However, you do not want to install just any kind of decorative concrete. Regular concrete could crack over time and start to discolor. For the perfect solution for your outdoor patio, pool or driveway choose Carvestone from Allied Outdoor Solutions. It looks like real stone and also lasts for years while retaining its beauty. Also, its strength is unmatched by other types of overlays. With a 5800 PSI rating, Carvestone has the ability to last longer than other overlays such as stamped concrete or spray-on. Carvestone can be installed in your driveway and remain sturdy for years regardless of the weight of your vehicle. Also, Carvestone can be installed around your pool and you do not have to worry about it becoming slippery when wet. In addition, with Carvestone, there is little chance of cracking unless there is a significant substrate issue.

Allied Outdoor Solutions has experts on staff who perform every job with detailed precision. When they install Carvestone, each job is like a work of art. They go to great lengths to produce a decorative concrete overlay that is long-lasting and custom made. Every job is hand-troweled, carved, colored and grouted. Our experts do not use stencils or spray guns, just their craftsmanship to create a grand work of art for your home. This has resulted in some outstanding work that has amazed residents who wanted something more than just a concrete overlay in Texas homes. Nothing beats a custom made job and Allied Outdoor Solutions can perform superior concrete overlay work for you that will fit your specifications.

One of the things that makes Carvestone the perfect choice for decorative concrete is the fact that it contains true quarried limestone. With limestone included, Carvestone can achieve the look and feel of real stone. Homeowners choose Carvestone first above other methods thanks to its uncanny likeness to real stone as well as its durability. Plus, being able to custom make decorative concrete with Carvestone is most appealing.

The experts agree that Carvestone should be first on the list when homeowners want to upgrade their home’s curb appeal. Randy Lemmon of KTRH’s “Gardenline” radio show says that Carvestone “is the perfect solution for resurfacing pool decks, driveways and patios.” Debra Duncan of “Great Day Houston” also thinks Carvestone is an excellent choice as a concrete coating. “Carvestone is less expensive than real stone, yet it still adds value to your home,” Duncan said.

If you need decorative concrete and need a custom made, long lasting solution that looks like real stone, choose Carvestone from Allied Outdoor Solutions. with our carvestone concrete overlay special, we guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with the results. For more on decorative concrete with Carvestone, call us at 1-800-GO-STONE.


Enjoy the Best Patio in the Neighborhood with Carvestone Decorative Concrete


If you have your sights set on a beautiful new deck which you hope will outshine all other decks in the neighborhood, then your best bet is to consider the superior Carvestone decorative concrete. This high quality concrete coating solution will no doubt allow you to enjoy a lovely deck that you’ll appreciate for a very long time to come!


Carvestone Is Decorative Concrete That Also Offers Long Term Protection


A major component of building or owning a home is improving the home or adding to it in a way that both adds value and personalizes it to the homeowner. People put a lot of focus on customizing the interior of the home, making sure they’ve got just the right paint colors and furniture to express their personal taste of style.

Decorative Concrete in Houston

Decorative Concrete in Houston TX


Looking for options with decorative concrete in Houston TX?

When it comes to adding real value to your home, one of the best options is to improve the paved areas of your front and back yards. A new driveway, patio, front porch and walkways are excellent at providing a practical addition to your property that is attractive and long lasting. However, you have options beyond using ordinary concrete when it comes to making improvements to your home.

Decorative concrete is growing in popularity thanks to its unique appearance that combines an aesthetically pleasing look with the strength and durability of concrete. Today, more homeowners are choosing decorative concrete from Houston Concrete for their new patios, walkways and pool decks.

When we saw your ad in the magazine, we knew that we had found what we were looking for, but when we saw it applied in person, we were blown away!

We love the versatility of your product. Your ability to create the pattern and color that we wanted really made our decision easy.

Your product has the look of real stone, but has the unique ability to be crafted into virtually any design and color, a great combination.

What is Decorative Concrete?

Decorative concrete is more than just simple, white concrete stones used for pavement purposes as it adds a real aesthetic value to the mixture as well. The different materials that are added do not detract from the inherent strength of the concrete, but instead add different colors and textures which make it appropriate for the same types of uses as standard concrete.

Decorative concrete can be used in the same manner as standard concrete for the home which includes the patio, walkways, driveways and more. It is somewhat more expensive than standard concrete, but the added aesthetic value really adds to the beauty of the home.

Concrete resurfacing in Houston does not have to mean tearing up your whole backyard or driveway and you can have something that will last longer and look better as well. For more on concrete resurfacing in Houston with CarveStone, call us today at 1-800-GO-STONE.

Why Choose Decorative Concrete?

There are a number of reasons to consider decorative concrete in Houston. For many homeowners, decorative concrete has really expanded the way they have been able to add real value to their properties.

Color Choices: Because homeowners are not limited to one choice of colors as they are with standard concrete options, they can choose the right color that really augments their landscaping. Darker colors in particular help highlight certain aspects of their yard which simply isn’t possible with standard concrete.

Different Textures: Not only is decorative concrete a different color, but it offers different textures as well. This is due to the materials which are added to the concrete in the mixing process. You can go over the options with the best decorative concrete Houston TX contractor to ensure that you get the right texture and color of your choice.

Durable: Decorative concrete retains the same elements that make standard concrete an attractive option as well. This form of concrete is highly durable and long lasting, able to withstand the elements for many years to come. This is one reason why durable concrete makes for a great investment.

There is little doubt that durable concrete offers many options for homeowners who are looking to improve the aesthetic look of their property with a long-term investment that will also preserve the resale value as well. The many different choices that this form of concrete offers allows homeowners real options when it comes to creating pool decks, patios and porches that stand out in their yard.

You can start the process by contacting the professional decorative concrete contractors Houston Concrete who have the knowledge, experience and expertise to install what you need to improve your home. Plus, you can actually choose the type and color of concrete that works best with the overall look of your property as well.