Fire Pits 101: Key Factors to Consider

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Fire pits are incredibly popular for numerous reasons. They create a gathering place for your events, allowing you to enjoy the warm fire while relaxing with loved ones.

Fire Pits 101: Key Factors to Consider

However, before you install fire pits in your backyard, there are a few important factors you should keep in mind to ensure your safety. Here are a few of our top tips for anyone thinking about adding fire pits to their properties:

  1. Location – Location is the first factor to consider when designing your fire pit. Permanent fire pits should be built 15 to 20 feet away from your home and clear of any trees, shrubbery, sheds, and utility lines.
  2. Local Regulations – Local municipalities and homeowner’s associations often have guidelines and regulations regarding fire pits. Do your research before installing your own. Our team at Kalberer Construction always ensures our hardscaping installations follow local rules.
  3. Fuel – The fuel source you choose for your fire pit will largely depend on what you intend to use your fire pit for. Gas fire pits use propane to fuel their fires and offer quick and easy flames. Wood-burning fire pits offer more functionality, but require a bit more effort to start.
  4. Materials – Firepits are typically constructed using either concrete blocks or stone. These materials are then protected from the fire using metal inserts. Some of our metal inserts create a smoke-less, wood-burning fire using secondary burn technology!

The most enjoyable fire pits are the safest fire pits, so it’s important to take the time to consider these factors before installing one. Our team is happy to do the work for you and provide you with a beautiful fire pit you can enjoy all year long.