What to do with a legacy tree, whose root structure had begun to lift an existing concrete patio? Archadeck of Austin not only performed the meticulous patio removal, as not to harm the root system, but also created a natural backyard landscape to accommodate the tree.
These homeowners in NW Austin are making home upgrades, including a home expansion. They called on Archadeck of Austin to perform a complete backyard redesign. With natural materials, like cedar and flagstone, we built a beautiful, functional at-home escape for this family and their guests to enjoy for many years to come.
— Flagstone patio and pergola in NW Austin
Each of our projects presents its own set of challenges, and this Northwest Austin project was no exception. The previous concrete patio was being lifted by this mature tree’s root structure, and water was not properly draining from the space. These two things create an unsafe backyard scenario with trip and fall hazards. The home is also located within a two-mile EJC, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction for Planning and Development zone.
— Existing concrete patio in NW Austin.
We extracted the old concrete from among the root system of the giant tree!
— After demolition.
We designated new areas for proper permeation to keep the new concrete patio with flagstone finish from lifting like its predecessor.
— A catch basin beneath will catch rainwater water from the pergola and drain elsewhere.
For these NW Austin homeowners, we built one main patio, which is concrete with a gorgeous flagstone application. The circular patio extension is natural flagstone laid into a decomposed granite base. We utilized multiple colors in the flagstone palette – silver mist and Arizona limestone. To prevent water from the tree and yard entering the patio, we also installed a small single-stone block system. This will ensure excess water is redirected back to the drainage system around the tree.
— Striking flagstone colors were used throughout this Northwest Austin project.
The smooth river stones lie atop the water basin, allowing water to roll right between the loose mixture of stone.
— Single-stone block system deter water away from the new patio.
The natural cedar pergola was a choice addition for these homeowners, which offers sunshade and rain protection for the new patio space.
— Beautifully-shaded sitting area under NW Austin cedar pergola.
The pergola is attached to the home on the inside and supported by posts and a beam on the outside. Eliminating posts by the house keeps patio unimpeded by excess obstacles. The pergola includes electrical hook-ups for a ceiling fan, essential for Texas outdoor living.
The pergola features a clean, Craftsman-inspired design with angular-cut support beam and louver ends.
— Cedar pergola with full roof and ceiling fan.
If you are looking for a company, who can handle your current outdoor living malady, you need a company you can trust. Archadeck of Austin is armed with the experience and know-how to get your project done, accommodating any regulations and solving the problems your backyard might present.
Does your backyard area require an extraordinary upgrade, such as a flagstone patio and pergola combination? Call Archadeck of Austin today at (512) 886-8367 to schedule your free design consultation.
Jim Schallon, Lead Designer at Archadeck of Austin.