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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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Turning Your Patio into a Perfect Outdoor Living Area

Turning Your Patio into a Perfect Outdoor Living Area

 

When we drive around Texas, whether it’s Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio or Forth Worth, we’re dismayed by the state some patios are in. Too often, when renovating their homes, homeowners focus on the inside. But as anyone who’s lived in Texas for a while knows, being outside can be just as enjoyable as being stuck inside. So why not turn your patio from a simple concrete part of your yard into the perfect outdoor living area?  We’d love to help you do just that.

Start with the Foundation

A good patio, one that you’ll truly enjoy spending time in, begins with a solid foundation. That means creating a surface that is both durable and beautiful, which is more difficult to achieve than you may think. Surfaces that are durable and easy to maintain, such as poured concrete, simply does not look the part, while the more beautiful alternative – sandstone or quartz – take quite a bit of maintenance.

Fortunately for you, we have the perfect solution. Our concrete overlays make your existing patio both beautiful and durable, creating a sandstone-like look that your guests will rave about. It’s the perfect foundation for an outdoor living area.

The Sky is the Limit

Of course, it doesn’t end there. The Texas sun can get pretty hot, and it may even rain a time or two. So why not check out our options for patio covers? Not only will they protect you from the elements as you enjoy your time outside, they also add a design feature to your house that will be sure to get approving comments from your neighbors and passers by. You can decide on the exact amount of sunlight and air you want to let in to your new and improved outdoor living area, and we’ll design and build a patio cover that’s perfect for your needs.

So what are you waiting for?  Contact us today to get your home ready for the Texas summer!

 

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Outdoor Living Areas for the Coming New Year: The Aesthetic Difference with a Pergola

Outdoor Living Areas for the Coming New Year: The Aesthetic Difference with a Pergola

An outdoor living area needs a design for year-round use, and a pergola provides the promise of this through the winter, spring, or summer. If you don’t know what a pergola is, it’s somewhat like a patio cover, except it’s more open on top and focuses on a unique aesthetic for personal stylization. While they do provide some shade from the sun during the summer, the open spaces accommodate more elaborate architectural design. But they leave room for customization for use during other seasons.

With winter now here, a pergola can still be used as a great place to entertain your guests. And in the spring, when blooms are out in your garden, consolidation with your pergola is easily done in one unique way.

Using a Pergola Through the Seasons

Through the winter, customization is always possible with your pergola thanks to its open space on the top and the sides. Many people now connect curtains to their pergola to provide protection from the weather, plus privacy. By using a UV-protected canopy on the top of the pergola, you’re also protected from the rain and snow when you want to use it for a space to do holiday entertaining.

While you’ll love your pergola in the winter, spring will bring even more enjoyment since you can grow vines and other plants around the support beams. This adds a whole other layer of customization that makes entertaining outdoors a unique experience. Imagine being able to enjoy the blooms of plants around the sides of your pergola as a curtain provided by nature.

Then, in the summer, it turns into a great place to relax and add unique style to your backyard area. For many confused on what designates a patio cover from a pergola, the latter is strictly about open design for a classy look. Designs are easily made differently depending on personal style, which makes the pergola such a popular choice for so many backyards.

contact us here at Allied Outdoor Solutions in the new year so we can help build a pergola for you to enjoy through 2015. Made with durable materials, you’ll be able to use your pergola for a long time as the new popular alternative to how people use their patio spaces.

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5 Reasons You Need Carvestone Concrete Overlay for Your Home

Here are the top 5 Reasons You Need Carvestone Concrete Overlay for Your Home

If you are considering doing some upgrades to your home, you may want to think about ways that you can add more curb appeal. Customized exterior improvements are a great way to do this. Unique Carvestone concrete overlay for walkways, porches and entrances can make a huge impact on your home’s appearance. Here are five reasons you should consider this popular exterior improvement.

Concrete Overlays Add Interest

Unlike traditional concrete, Carvestone overlays allow you to add your own unique flair to your home. There are a huge number of color and style choices that simply cannot be accomplished any other way. Most concrete applications are simply sprayed or stamped on, but Carvestone overlays are hand-crafted. Since each project is carved, colored and grouted by hand, your home will be truly unique from your neighbors.

Concrete Overlays Add Value

Not only do concrete overlays add interest and elegance to your entrance, patio or other outdoor areas of your home, they also add value. A home with beautiful landscaping is always more desirable and yields a higher price on the market. Not only that, but the ability to use the space adds daily living value to the home for you and your family.

Concrete Overlays Cover Minor Flaws

If the concrete paths, walkways and porches around your home have been through a few season changes, it will likely show cracks, missing chunks and uneven areas. Although repairs do help to regain the structural integrity, they don’t always match up the best. With Carvestone concrete overlays, you don’t have to look at those unsightly patches any longer, because they will be completely covered by a warm, natural looking surface.

Carvestone Concrete Overlays are Rugged

Carvestone is tough, in fact, it’s nearly twice as strong as concrete. That means it’s long-lasting and durable and it also comes with a full 7 year warranty. However, if anything does happen to go wrong with your concrete overlay, Carvestone is also easy to repair. Unlike other concrete overlay surfaces, any repairs will never be seen.

Carvestone Has A Natural Look

For a unique, durable beauty, Carvestone is made with crushed limestone and natural-quarried quartz. You get a realistic stone appearance that is not equaled by any other concrete overlay surface. In fact, no one will ever guess that it’s concrete, not stone, lining your walk. It’s that convincing.

To talk more about concrete overlays and how the Carvestone system can help you create the look and feel you want for your home, please contact us. Our experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX

Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX

It Starts With a Pool Deck Overlay – Create an Outdoor Entertainment Space

It Starts With a Pool Deck Overlay – Create an Outdoor Entertainment Space

A pool deck is a great place to hang out and enjoy the warmer months. With an upgrade of a pool deck overlay, a pool deck can be a fantastic place to hang out all year round.

Getting a Pool Deck Overlay

A pool deck overlay is how this facelift begins. A CarveStone coating can be customized to the look of your home, and it looks and behaves like real stone. Additionally, the surface is safer, with slip resistant qualities. No tear-out of your existing pool deck area is necessary, the CarveStone is applied directly over it. Most of the first day of the installation is spent prepping the area to prevent delamination, so the CarverStone adheres permanently to the existing surface. This is the where your outdoor entertainment area begins.

Appliances to Consider

Consider how you enjoy entertaining. A wood-burning pizza oven and a fire pit to gather around is a great start. You can also add a full propane-powered cooking unit and grill, as well as a refrigeration unit.

Furniture to Consider

An outdoor table for enjoying meals, or use chairs around a lower table to simply create a space to enjoy drinks and snacks with family and guests. If you do not want to do more than grill on your pool deck, a bar with seating makes a fun spot to gather.

It starts with a consultation for the pool deck overlay. Find out how affordable it is to get rid of your ugly pool stone. It’s a fast and painless process to get a free estimate to upgrade your pool deck, so you can turn it into a fully functioning entertainment space. Contact us for your quote today.

Pool deck resurfacing with Carvestone from Allied Outdoor Solutions

Pool deck resurfacing with Carvestone from Allied Outdoor Solutions

Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX

[Posted on September 17st, 2014 by Ashley Aguirre]

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Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX

Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX
Have you noticed some kind of concrete wear lately around strategic places in your home such as the patio driveway and around pool deck? If yes, then it is time to install a concrete overlay. Several methods such as spray-on concrete etc. are been adopted by house owners in Houston, but in reality, carvestone offers one of the best options far better than what was been used in places like Houston, Austin and Dallas.
There are no overloaded avulsions with carvestone. Also, it is more durable and last much longer than the compressed concrete and spray – on concrete. Several customers of ours in Houston, Austin, Dallas, TX, and other places whom we have helped installed cavestone and concrete overlay through many years have testified to its durability and long span qualities.
These installations of over ten years are still looking good and intact today. With concrete overlay and carvestone in Houston, Austin, Dallas, TX, you have a beautiful driveway or patio that will retain its appearance and quality for many years to come.
In addition to its quality, it is just like real rock. At quick glance, everyone can easily tell how distinctive it is from others. The reason why it is genuine is that it possesses total quarried limestone – this is useful In Dallas, Texas and Houston as it can be used for external application and work that requires high compressive structural strength.
A great aspect of carvestone that puts it over stamped concrete or spray- on is that you can customize the design to suit your taste. Apart from this, it is more detailed and each work is done by hand. Our expert designers carve by hand trowel and we will make sure it matches the requirement and aura of your home. If you want something that lasts longer as well as looks better, contact Allied Outdoor Solutions today. It is our goal to provide our client with great satisfaction.

Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX

Concrete Overlay and Carvestone in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX