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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.

 

 

Carvestone covered patio and deck that is an alternative to pavers

What Is Stamped Concrete?

What Is Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete is the type of concrete that you probably see a lot of the time when you are out in public going shopping, or just taking a walk with your dog out in the park. The “stamped” part in “stamped concrete” is exactly what it sounds like.

The first step in creating stamped concrete is pouring the concrete and making it the base color that you want. Then, an accent color is added to the flat concrete to give it a little flair. After those couple things are done, it is then time for the stamping of the concrete. The concrete is literally stamped with tools that are made to make the concrete into whatever stamped design you picked out. All of this is, of course, done by the wonderful workers at Houston Concrete in Houston, Texas.

When choosing a design for your stamped concrete, there will always be multiple design choices for you as far as the eye can see. Stamped concrete can be made to mimic the beautiful designs of brick, flagstone, stone, wood, tile, and many upon many other patterns and textures, its all up to you what you want in your stamped concrete. Stamped concrete can be used in many different places and for lots of different things, including; pool decks, sidewalks, patios, and driveways in the more prestigious neighborhoods.

Because stamped concrete is only made to look like all of the patterns and textures that were mentioned above, it is not nearly as expensive as the actual patterns and textures of the wood, tile, brick, etc. Stamped concrete is always a very good option when choosing what kind of flooring you want for your interior design, or even outdoor use. Stamped concrete is more commonly used for outdoor places, but it is perfectly alright to have it inside of a building as well. No matter where the stamped concrete is, it will always be a beautiful and awesome touch to any outdoor or indoor place.

Who Better to Call than Houston Concrete in Houston, Texas? You can contact us for a free estimate.

No one in the Houston area has quite the concrete flooring abilities as the Houston Concrete company, or as nice employees. The workers at Houston Concrete are always reasonable and flexible when it comes to working at a time that is alright for you, and will always give you the best options for what stamped concrete that you want.

If you are looking for a snazzy new type of flooring or are looking into obtaining a fashionable new pool deck, driveway, or anything that you could possibly want, Houston Concrete is the place to go.

stamped concrete patio by houston concrete

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Walkways

Walkways
Random stone patterns customized to suit your home.

First Impressions that Last

In combination with your driveway or patio project, your front walkway can have special impact with a real stone look. A CarveStone coating can give your walkway a classic look you won’t grow tired of with a surface both comfortable to walk on and beautiful to behold—with no messy tear-out! The options are limitless. We can customize the surface of your walkway to match its existing surroundings. Even a simple change like this can maximize your curb appeal.

Beautify Your Existing Surface

Stop thinking of your concrete walkway as just a means to get where you’re going. With a CarveStone coating, your walkway can be an artistic expression that will look great from wherever you’re standing. Our CarveStone coatings are 100% customized to your existing surface. You decide the real stone look that you want for your home, whether it be a flagstone walkway or a square-stone walkway.

No Messy Tear-Out of Old Surfaces!

Best of all, you don’t have to worry about tear-out that will dirty up your home and lawn. Our installations are clean and efficient! Our crews experts have been helping thousands of customers make their homes look their best. They’ll install CarveStone directly over your existing surface with no added stress to you. Contact us today, and help Allied Outdoor Solutions take your walkway from dull to stunning with a real stone look at a price you can afford.. >>Schedule a free estimate with us today.

You can find more information here and see pictures here.

Testimonials

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

The stones look so natural, and the colors compliment our stucco perfectly. We are so excited!

M. Jones

Concrete

“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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

First of all, a contractor whose experience testifies 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.

Each crew is hard-working and professional, and each is led by an experienced, bilingual foreman who has worked with us long enough to confirm that he maintains the high level of craftsmanship that we demand. Our construction superintendents and lead foremen have decades of industry-related experience, ensuring that each project is completed to your satisfaction.

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.

Yes, we are fully insured and bonded.