Create A Beautiful Fire Pit In Your Back Yard With Ease

If you are interested in creating a great outdoor space for entertaining, consider creating an outdoor fire pit. An outdoor fire pit allows you to burn a fire at any time in a safe way. The following guide walks you through a quick and easy way to create a custom fire pit to use in your backyard.

Determine Where You Want the Fire Pit to be Located

The first thing you need to do is determine where you want the fire pit to be located in your yard. You need to situate the fire pit in an area that is somewhat clear so that you do not have to worry about embers catching surrounding buildings or foliage on fire. You also need to ensure that there is enough clear land available to create the size fire pit you want to create.

Smooth the Ground for the Fire Pit

Once you have determined where you want the fire pit to be located, use a shovel to dig up the grass located in the area. You need to level the ground so that it can be smooth. The ground needs to be smooth so that the stones that you place to create the pit will be level. Once you have dug up the top layer of grass, use a rake to smooth out the ground.

Mix Quick Set Mortar

In a wheelbarrow, add the bag of quick set mortar. Read the directions on the bag and add the appropriate amount of water to the wheelbarrow. Use a hoe to mix the mortar until it is mixed thoroughly and you cannot see any powder.

Create Your Base with Cement Cinder Block Caps

Next, you need to arrange the bottom row of cinder block caps to create the base for your fire pit. You can choose to place the caps to create a square, rectangular, or even circular shape. If you place the caps to create a circular shape, there will be gaps between them though.

Create Walls of the Fire Pit

After you have arranged the base of the fire pit, smother one of the caps with mortar and place another cap on top of it, making sure it is level when you are done. You can place a level on each cap after you place it so that you can make adjustments as needed to make the fire pit level. Repeat the process until the walls of the fire pit are as high as you want them to be.

Once you complete the fire pit, the mortar should dry within a few hours so that you can place logs inside of the pit and start a fire that night. The cement caps are designed for use outdoors so you can rest assured that they can stand up to the elements and look great for years to come.

If you need help, contact a company like Greenlane Landscaping Inc.