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Update Your Pool With A Pool Deck Overlay

Updating the interior of your home may seem more pressing than updating the exterior. New appliances and fixtures are an obvious place to start when updating. But the exterior of your home needs some TLC too, especially if you have a pool. A pool deck overlay is an excellent way to give the exterior of your home a more modern look. Having a pool is a luxury, but you want your pool deck to be luxurious too— not just plain, boring concrete.

There are a number of ways we can help you customize your pool deck at Allied Outdoor Solutions. We serve many areas of Texas and Arizona. So if your pool deck needs an update and you are in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, or San Antonio, one of our locations will be happy to help you.

The great thing about updating your pool deck is we don’t have to tear out your existing pool deck. That would be expensive and messy. We can just do an overlay, either with carvestone or concrete. Whether you want to expand the area you have paved, or just give your current deck a facelift, we will leave your yard looking more beautiful than you could have imagined. Allied Outdoor Solutions does stamped concrete using dozens of stamps and rich, beautiful colors. And our carvestone overlay method is a gorgeous way of getting the appearance of natural stone without the expense and the slippery nature of stone.

Contact us at Allied Outdoor Solutions today and we can start dreaming together about an improved pool deck overlay to update the exterior of your home.

 

 

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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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Schedule a Pool Deck Overlay in Winter to Have it Ready to Enjoy in the Spring

Schedule a Pool Deck Overlay in Winter to Have it Ready to Enjoy in the Spring

With Texas temperatures, it is easy to spend most of spring and summer in the pool. Unfortunately, this might not be the best option when your pool deck is showing its age. Instead of letting the deck continue to deteriorate another year, you should invest in a pool deck overlay to improve the entire area. Ideally, you should get professional assistance during winter to have the pool ready for spring.

Get the Work Done in the Off-season

Although you could certainly spend some time in the pool throughout wintertime, the outside temperature is not always ideal, especially at nighttime. However, spring and summer are the best seasons for pool time, so you should make it a top priority to get the work done in the off-season.

Enjoy Flexible Scheduling

When you make plans to handle the work during winter, you do not have to worry about tight scheduling as professionals will have more time on their hands compared to other seasons. If you want to take care of the project on weekdays, weekends, or when you are on vacation, you can do so with ease.

Avoid the Heavy Rain

It is spring and summer in which Texas receives the most rain, which can lead to postponed projects. However, winter is the season that receives the least amount of rain, so you get to enjoy fewer delays.

If you want to have your pool ready to go as soon as spring arrives, you should at least start making plans for your pool deck overlay. Contact us if you want to learn more about our professional services.

 

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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.

 

 

 

Dallas Outdoor Patio Ideas in Fall

3 Occasions When You Will Be Glad You Invested in an Outdoor Living Area

As spring rolls around each year, you promise yourself that this is the year you are going to make improvements to your outdoor space and enjoy it. For one reason or another, you put off adding that new patio or outdoor kitchen, and the summer passes you by. This year is the right time to improve your outdoor space with an outdoor living area. With a new outdoor kitchen, patio or fire pit, you can plan some amazing events this summer for your family and friends. Here are three occasions when you will love having an improved space.

 

Fourth of July

This year, celebrate the birth of the country in style with a new outdoor kitchen. You will be able to take your burgers and hotdogs to a whole new level. With an outdoor kitchen, you will have plenty of work area to prepare the sides that go with your meal. If you add an outdoor refrigerator, you will have space to keep easily spoiled items without constantly running in and out of the house.

 

Dinner Party

Invite your favorite friends over to enjoy your new outdoor space. Instead of hosting the dinner party inside, move your party out on to your new deck. If you invest in an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare the food there while visiting with your friends. You will find your friends angling for dinner invitations for the rest of the summer.

 

Kid’s Night

You do not want to leave the youngest members of your family out of the fun. Let your children invite their friends over for an evening of outdoor fun. You can bring out the board games and let the kids play on the new patio or enjoy a pizza cooked in your outdoor kitchen after running around the yard. At the end of the evening, you can start-up the fire pit, and let the kids make their own s’mores.

 

At Allied Outdoor Solutions, we are ready to help you plan your new outdoor space. Contact us today to learn more.

 

 

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Why Carvestone is the Right Choice for Texas Outdoor Living Areas

The handcrafted Carvestone overlay is a perfect choice for active families in Central and Southeast Texas planning outdoor living areas. This 1/4 – 3/8″ overlay is versatile, unique, durable and safety conscious which is just the right mix for years of happy outdoor entertaining.

Carvestone’s slip resistant manufacturing process and non-skid finishing agent make outdoor kitchen spills less of a worry. Coordinating Carvestone wall panels enhance the sophisticated appearance of outdoor cooking spaces. Quick clean up makes it easy to spend more time enjoying the outdoors than cooped up inside during meal prep.

The texture of Carvestone overlay makes it wonderful for pool areas as well. After deep cleaning any existing concrete or pool coping, Allied Outdoor Solutions will apply a specialty bonding coat. Once cured this bonding coat becomes the base for the hand troweled, hand carved, Carvestone overlay. Adding a pergola is a great way to showcase a poolside oasis. With the focus taken off of slippery tile, homeowners can spend more time relaxing in the shade while the kids play.

Fire features are another great place to enjoy a Carvestone patio. With a strength rating of 5800 PSI, this beautiful overlay is considerably stronger than concrete. It is also easily repaired if it is accidentally chipped or cracked. Professional technicians take the time to grind out the affected area, repair the mar so that it will live up to the 7 year warranty standards, and then recolor so that it is virtually invisible against the existing area. Keeping enough wood on hand for long, relaxing evenings under the stars is a lot easier when a load can be driven right up to the storage area.

The hand carved and carefully crafted Carvestone overlay treatment can do wonders for a drab back yard. Applying it over existing concrete or brick is often a good solution for remodeling projects. New hardscapes also lay well over pea gravel. The large range of color combinations and design options allow for a wide variety of unique designs that compliment existing structures and landscaping. Contact us to find out how Allied Outdoor Solutions can help you turn your yard into the perfect outdoor living space.

 

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Why choose Houston Concrete?


Unlike many companies, Houston Concrete offers the assurance of a professional, experienced general foreman who inspects and works at every jobsite, every day.

Houston Concrete and Lonestar Concrete are dba’s of Allied Outdoor Solutions.

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!

B. Caswell

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

J. Svatek

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.

J. Bethke

Concrete Driveway, Stamped Concrete, Concrete Outdoor Surfaces, and Decorative Concrete

Concrete Driveway
Houston Concrete can build you a concrete driveway in Houston that will add an aesthetical atmosphere and increase the value of your home. Using a time-tested and intricate process, we work hard to provide a stable, solid finish so the concrete will remain strong throughout the years.

We broom the surface, so it will be slip-resistant and even check for drainage control as well as manage cracking. The concrete we overlay is strong, at least 3000 PSI.

We will work with you and educate you about the process, giving you the power to make informed decisions about the direction of the project. Our crew will always provide you with excellent customer service.

Stamped Concrete
Houston Concrete is the one name to remember for stamped concrete in Houston. We only use time-tested, quality materials during our optimal processes, to ensure that you benefit from excellent workmanship.

Whether it is building a driveway, pool deck or patio, we always aim for perfection from the first batch of concrete laid until the finishing touches are made. Our crewmembers are bonded and insured, for your protection and they are highly experienced.

Rest assured, our crewmembers will educate you about the entire process, so you know everything that is going on. We believe in keeping a strong line of communication open and will always keep you up to date, so there are no surprises.

Concrete Outdoor Surfaces
For decorative or just plain concrete, Houston Concrete is the one name you need to remember. We can lay concrete for your driveway, patio or pool deck. Using a very detailed process, we make sure the concrete is smooth, drains well, resists cracking, looks great and remains strong, so you can enjoy it for years with proper maintenance.

Our crew are bonded, insured and have plenty of experience. They will keep you informed about every step of the process, even the cleanup. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and have an unrivaled reputation within the Houston market. When you need experienced people to help you with laying concrete, give us a call.

Decorative Concrete
In Houston, decorative concrete can add value as well as beauty to homes within the nation’s fourth largest city. Houston Concrete is the place where you can get decorative concrete for your driveway, pool deck or patio.

We have an experienced general foreman that always inspects and works every jobsite. By employing our expertise, knowledge, communication skills and integrity, we can construct decorative concrete designs made to order. You can always expect professionalism and courtesy from our crewmembers, some who are bilingual.

Decorative concrete not only looks great, it is strong and long lasting. We have earned the trust and confidence of our customers over the years and once you contact us, you will see why!

What are the most important qualities to have in a concrete 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.

Houston Pavers

Make a Difference in Your Patio with Houston Pavers


  • Many Colors, Shapes, Sizes Available
  • Low Maintenance
  • No Cracking, Less Absorbent
  • Strong, Long-Lasting

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!

B. Caswell

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

J. Svatek

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.

J. Bethke

Patio Pavers in Houston from Houston Pavers Enhance your Outdoor Living Space!

Getting patio pavers for Houston homes can enhance the beauty of anyone’s residence. Houston Pavers will install pavers for patios that match your home’s décor as well as your taste. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, so you can custom make your own design. Their strength and durability practically eliminates the need for maintenance and you will never have to worry about cracking. They also are less absorbent. Since pavers are so strong (up to 3,000 psi), you can park your car, truck, RV or SUV on them and they will still last for years.
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Concrete Coating Houston

Choose Carvestone for Concrete Coating in Houston Homes


  • Lasts for Years and Stronger than Concrete
  • Looks Just Like Real Stone
  • No Messy Tear-Outs Involved
  • Each Job is Handcrafted

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!

B. Caswell

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

J. Svatek

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.

J. Bethke

Try CarveStone When You Need Concrete Coating in Houston

Your home’s curb appeal can include a driveway that not only functions as a pathway for cars, but also has the look and feel that fits in with your home’s design. Concrete coating can be expensive and there is always the possibility you could have cracking and other problems within a few years. However, there are better options for concrete coating. In Houston, you can get Carvestone, which is stronger, better-looking and can be custom-made for less than you would pay for real stone. Allied Outdoor Solutions in Houston installs Carvestone to help bring style and personality to driveways, patios, walkways and pool decks that would otherwise look bland. They accomplish this with no messy tear outs and by crafting each and every job by hand to fit exactly what the customer wants. Our experts will hand-grout, hand-carve and hand-trowel any project involving concrete resurfacing. In Houston, you need something that will take the abuse the weather dishes out as well as the heavy load of cars, trucks and other vehicles on your driveway. It is also great for pool deck resurfacing. Carvestone can meet the demands needed for a solid concrete surface that will fulfill every desire you have for your home.

Some use other methods such as spray-on or stamped concrete for concrete coating. Houston is known for foundation problems and erratic weather, so doing it using these methods sometimes results in cracks within a short period of time. CarveStone is known to last as long as a decade and even longer. Some concrete overlay projects will only last about two to three years. CarveStone also comes with a 7-year warranty in the rare instance that something should happen.

Also, Carvestone has a more realistic stone appearance than stamped concrete and spray-on, which can really enhance the look of your home and add value to it. Also, it is stronger than concrete, with a 5800 PSI rating.

Another great aspect of having Carvestone installed is that there are no messy tear outs. Methods such as stamped concrete coating in Houston homes require a messy tear out and that can cause all kinds of problems and result in having to make adjustments that interfere with your normal everyday activities. We can do a concrete overlay with minimal interference to you. Our experts will hand craft each project to fit your style and create a work of art that will add beauty to your home as well as value.

Allied Outdoor Solutions is committed to bringing customer’s excellent outdoor concrete coating in Houston with Carvestone and we can also help if you have pea gravel, pool coping, brink or pool deck surfaces. For more on getting concrete coating in Houston with CarveStone, call 1-800-GO-STONE or email alloutsolutions@gmail.com.

Carvestone Is The Concrete Coating Houston Homeowners Are Choosing Over The Alternatives

While there are many different types of concrete coatings Houston homeowners currently use, Carvestone by Allied Outdoor Solutions is the top option for a number of reasons. Visit us today to learn how Carverstone concrete coating Houston can add value to your home and save you money on repair and maintenance costs.

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We have worked hard to develop a great reputation with carvestone, pavers, concrete, and outdoor living areas. In Texas we service Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and all cities in between. We also service Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and surrounding areas in Arizona. With thousands of satisfied customers, you can be confident when selecting Allied Outdoor Solutions to carefully construct your backyard renovation.
– Drew Williams, President

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“Allied Outdoor Solutions offers decorative and stamped concrete. Whether you are in Houston, Central Texas (Austin and San Antonio), North Texas (Dallas and Fort Worth), or Phoenix, Arizona, our experienced concrete crews will set us apart.”
– Bradley Brazelton, Director of Production

Our Process


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.

Applications

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.


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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.