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Although winter is coming to a close, now is a great time to spruce up the yard with a firepit. There are still cool nights yet to come, and Asphalt Materials has the landscape products you need to create a cozy gathering place.
Whether you’re adding a firepit to a residential yard or a commercial property, make it stand out with the right materials. Also, be sure you know the recommendations for having a firepit in your yard.
Did you know Asphalt Materials has several types of firepit glass to choose from? We also offer steel rings for your firepit insert, which can go inside one of our granite block rings.
Adding flagstone or pavers around your fire pit not only adds to the aesthetic, but serves as a crucial safety feature as well.
If you live in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), it’s important to check the rules regarding installing a firepit. Whether it’s in-ground or portable, there may be regulations that prohibit use.
Did you know you can check for prevailing winds where you live to determine where smoke from your fire pit may typically end up blowing? Do yourself, and your neighbors, a favor and visit the National Resources Conservation Service website to help you pick the best placement to avoid having the wind blowing smoke into your house each night. Or, better yet, opt for a propane fire pit instead of a wood-burning one.
You’re welcome to custom-build a fire pit to any size, or purchase a pre-fabricated one to fit your space. In general, though, look for fire pits that meet the following criteria:
As asphalt and building material experts, we suggest using non-flammable and non-porous materials. Additionally, ensure the materials you choose don’t retain water so steam doesn’t get trapped in your fire pit structure.
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When your fire pit is constructed, the layers should be established as follows, from bottom to top:
Your firepit doesn't have to just be a pretty feature on your property; with a cooking grate, it makes for an outdoor grill or s’mores spot.
If you build your fire pit to a height of 18 inches, its edges can comfortably serve as a seat for people cozying up around the fire.
For fire safety, be sure you always have the right equipment nearby to extinguish wood-burning fire pits properly.
After you extinguish a wood-burning fire, spread the ashes in the pit so they can cool evenly. If you have a gas-burning fire pit, be sure you’ve closed the valve or flipped the switch that supplies propane to your fire.
For inspiration, Asphalt Materials has a fire pit gallery that you can find HERE. Whatever your material needs are, let us know how we can help. We have a variety of products, and we offer recycling programs landscaping and hardscaping waste.