Cozy Up: How to Build a Firepit with Kilgore Landscape Center

Building a fire pit is a way to add something that brings warmth and ambiance to your outdoor space. Regardless of your experience level, if you are a regular DIY project doer or a brand new to the process and wanting to start on a new project, constructing a fire pit is a straightforward and enjoyable task to work on. At Kilgore Landscape Center we want to help give you a guide that is designed to assist you in every step of the process, ensuring you successfully create your own fire pit. As you follow along, valuable tips and insights, including the use of durable materials like asphalt products, will be provided to help your understanding and make the process fun and enjoyable. Our website offers a variety of tools and materials that you may need, check it out to learn about what you should have as part of your backyard fire pit. 

The best part of a fire pit is how it can transform your outdoor space into a cozy retreat, perfect for time with friends or moments of family time. It becomes a great addition to your yard, providing comfort and warmth, and creating a welcoming atmosphere to your outdoor hosting area. We want to help you make this possible here at Kilgore Landscape Centers, we offer a variety of durable materials that can help make this process easier and simpler. Whether you have lively conversations around the fire or are looking for peace and quiet, a well-done fire pit with durable products can help make that happen. 

Choosing the Right Location:

The first step in building a fire pit is selecting the location of where you want it. Consider factors such as safety, how close it is to your home, and the overall look of your outdoor space. Make sure there are no overhanging branches or other potential fire hazards nearby. Once you've chosen the perfect spot, mark the area using stakes and string.

Gathering Materials:

To build a sturdy and durable fire pit, find and get together the materials you are going to need. You'll need bricks or stones for the pit's walls, a metal ring to contain the fire, and a solid base. When selecting your materials, keep in mind their resistance to heat and weather. Asphalt products are known for their durability. They can be an excellent choice for the base of your fire pit, providing a stable foundation to make sure your fire pit lasts a long time. 

Clearing Out the Area:

With the location chosen and materials in place and ready to go, it's time to start clearing out the marked area. Dig a hole about 12 inches deep, ensuring an even and level base for your fire pit. This is where the asphalt products come into play. Lay a layer of asphalt as the foundation, compacting it to create a stable surface for your fire pit. This not only prevents the growth of weeds but also makes sure that your fire pit remains level over time with weathering and use.

Building the Base:

Once the asphalt base is built and in place, begin building the first layer of bricks or stones around the pit you dug. Use a leveler to ensure each stone is positioned evenly and straight. As you keep placing stones, throughout the process check for stability, making adjustments as needed. The asphalt products at the bottom will provide a solid foundation, helping the overall durability of your fire pit.

Creating the Fire Ring:

Place the metal fire ring into the center of the pit, leaving enough space between the ring and the inner edge of the stones. This helps make sure that fire is getting the right amount of airflow. The metal ring will contain the flames, preventing them from spreading beyond the designated area. Surround the metal ring with another layer of bricks or stones, helping it to stay in place.

Building the Walls:

Continue adding layers of bricks or stones to build the walls of your fire pit. Stagger the stones for stability and the look of the fire pit. This can help create a visually appealing pattern. As you progress, occasionally step back and check out the overall structure. The asphalt products in the base contribute to the fire pit's resilience, providing a reliable foundation for the entire construction and for the use after.

Finishing Touches:

Once the walls reach your desired height, it's time for the finishing touches.You can consider adding a layer to seal everything together, giving a smoother finish. Additionally, you can personalize your fire pit by adding heat-resistant paint or decorative elements. The completed fire pit will serve as a special part in your outdoor space, ready to provide warmth and relaxation to everyone who visits.

Safety Considerations:

Before lighting your fire pit, prioritize safety. Keep a water source nearby to extinguish the flames if necessary. Follow the local regulations regarding open fires, and never leave the fire unattended. Educate yourself on proper fire pit etiquette to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who uses it.


In conclusion, starting on the journey of building a fire pit is not only a fun DIY project but also an opportunity to enhance your outdoor living space. By carefully following the step-by-step instructions outlined in these steps and incorporating long lasting and durable materials, such as asphalt products, you'll ensure the creation of a fire pit that will last a long time. The use of asphalt materials in your project contributes to the durability and stability of the fire pit, creating a strong foundation for years of enjoyment with family and friends.

As you gather with friends or have a quiet evening alone, the custom-built fire pit, with its incorporation of asphalt materials, will become the perfect addition to your outdoor space. The look and appeal of your fire pit will not only serve practical purposes but also elevate the charm of your outdoor space. Whether the warmth of the fire in the company of lively conversations or create a peaceful place for moments of contemplation, your fire pit, will be a special place that adds warmth and character to your outdoor space. Check out Kilgore Landscape Center to get the materials and products you need today to start creating and building!