Selecting a concrete contractor can be difficult. It can take years before you even know that you have selected the wrong one. That’s why at Allied Outdoor Solutions we do it right the first time, every time. Your concrete project will have a pre-job walk through with one of our project managers where the layout will be determined. We will handle all necessary permits/inspections/HOA’s and pour everything up to code. A typical pour has a 4” slab of concrete, 3/8” rebar on 18” centers and the slope determined by the on-site foreman. Things like thicker concrete at the approach, drains that need to be installed and sprinkler issues will be addressed ahead of time. After completion of the project, you will have a post-job walk through with your project manager. We want you to know that, while we may do a thousand pour’s next year, it will feel as if your is the only one on our plate.
We will pour walkways, patios, driveways and steps. All of which can be poured with a broom finish (regular) or a decorative finish (stamped or stained). While we will pour hundreds of projects this year with regular concrete, we specialize in the decorative market. We offer dozens of patterns and colors and, with so much experience, pride ourselves on doing beautiful decorative work. Though a decorative finish is a larger investment than a broom finish, the specific stamps and colors chosen will have no impact on your price, so you will be able to select something that is uniquely suited for your area. We will use samples ahead of time in an effort to find something that looks like it was made for your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Houston Concrete/Lonestar Concrete?
Our biggest strength is a commitment to two related issues: installation quality and customer satisfaction. Both really begin with a commitment to process – every stage of it. Everybody thinks about the day you’re pouring the concrete, but at Houston Concrete/Lonestar Concrete we place just as much importance on all the days before and afterwards. They’re when we accomplish those steps crucial to a homeowners happiness. They’re also when we finish details that mediocre companies never seem to get around to.
What are the most important qualities to have in a concrete contractor?
First of all, a contractor whose experience testified to their quality work. Second, a contractor with the strong communication skills necessary to ensure that the customer gets the quality work they’ve paid for. Finally, and this doesn’t get mentioned enough, someone who ensures presentable job sites and who will complete the project while protecting the investments you’ve made in your home and landscaping.
How experienced are the crews?
Each crew is hard-working and professional, and each is led by an experienced, bilingual foreman who has worked with me long enough to confirm that he maintains the high level of craftsmanship that I demand. Our construction superintendents and lead foremen have decades of industry-related experience, ensuring that each project is completed to your satisfactions.
What maintenance is required?
A decorative concrete surface should be re-sealed every year or so to maintain its original elegance. Other concrete surfaces can be re-sealed less frequently, once every three years or so.
Am I, as the homeowner, covered if something were to go wrong on my jobsite?
Yes, we are fully insured and bonded. This includes a workers comp policy that is carried by very few companies in the state of Texas.