Welcome to Austin Outdoor Living Group

Who we are: Austin Outdoor Living Group is a locally owned and operated design and build company specializing in backyard hardscapes including Decks, Arbors, Pergolas, Stone Patios, Walkways, Privacy Walls, Hot Tub Surrounds, Pool Decks, Flagstone, Stained or Stamped...

Build a stone Patio in Austin Texas!

Here is  one of our latest projects from start to finish.  Typically from the day we meet, our crews can be working within 2 weeks.  The biggest hold up is always your HOA (Home owners Association) .  The project below took about 5 days with our crew working from 8am...

Deck vs. Stone Patio

There are many great deck ideas and just as many wonderful possible patio designs. However, there are few things to consider when deciding which one to include in your yard. Hopefully you will enjoy your Deck or Patio structure for many years to come. Here are some...

Dry In Your Deck

Water drainage systems allow you to comfortably use the space under a high deck. These systems divert water away to create a dry space below. You can essentially double the outdoor living area for an affordable price. These areas can be easily converted into screen...

How often do I need to Restain my Deck?

How often do I need to Refinish/Stain my wood deck? Your wood deck will need to be refinished about every 1 1/2 to 2 years..  This will depend on many factors such as exposure to sun and the product that you choose for treatment.  AOLG uses TWP and Cabot products. . ...

Build a Safe, Stong Deck

Just like your home, it’s important to make sure your deck is built right. Most experts agree that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is 10 to 15 years. It is estimated that there are millions of decks in the U.S. that are beyond their useful life and...

Aluminum vs. Cedar or Redwood for Shade

Over the last 15 years I have designed and built hundreds of Cedar Pergolas and Shade Arbors. For starters let me inform you of the education that I recieved from an 81 yo client.  She said, “Sonny.. you are very sweet and you built me a beautiful project but I...

Outdoor Living Resource Site

Austin, Georgetown and surrounding areas are among the highest rank for places to retire and live.  This is an exciting thing!  Though there are times of trial now, many people are moving here from out of state and planting themselves in our Central Texas area.  I...

Permits and HOA approval?

This is a topic that is discussed at every meeting with an AOLG designer.   Whether you are installing a new Cedar Fence, Composite Deck, Stone Patio, Play scape, or a Swimming pool in the Austin or surrounding areas you will most likely need an HOA approval, City...
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