Can you put a fire pit on stone patio?


Can you put a fire pit on stone patio?

It is important to note that none of the materials used to build a paver patio are fire rated. This includes any stones, walls, pavers, and Brock PaverBase. A fire pit can still be built and enjoyed with a paver patio, but special steps must be taken to insulate all materials from the heat.

Can you put a fire pit on paving slabs?

Your deck or patio may get stained from the firepit, especially if you have a particularly porous stone paving such as sandstone. Try to look for a fire pit that has been treated to produce a rust patina finish, which hardens off after a few months of being exposed to the natural elements.

Can stone pavers be used for a fire pit?

Fire pits commonly consist of an inner wall, an outer wall, a “cap” (i.e., a flat tabletop-like surface around the opening at the top of the pit), and decorative stones, pavers or glassas the base of the pit. Flagstone is an ideal material for the fire pit cap.

Can you use any stone for a fire pit?

Hard rocks like granite, marble, or slate are much denser, and therefore less likely to absorb water and explode when exposed to heat. Other rocks that are safe to use around and in your fire pit include fire-rate brick, lava glass, lava rocks, and poured concrete.

Will a fire pit damage paver patio?

Yes, patio pavers are safe underneath fire pits. However, the heat can discolor patio pavers depending on the type of materials used. If you’re concerned about discoloration, simply install a fire pit mat (like the one linked above).

Can I build a fire pit on my concrete patio?

You can build a fire pit on your concrete patio if you use the proper materials. Opting to build a concrete fire pit is fine as long as you use fire bricks to line the inside of the pit itself. When constructing a concrete pit, you’ll also want to use heat-resistant ready-mix mortar.

How do I protect my patio from a fire pit?

Permanent fire pits have heat proofing built in, but freestanding models need to sit on a fire ring, cement pavers, a heat shield, or a fire-retardant mat to protect the patio or grass. For wood or trex decking, you’ll need a thermal barrier such as DeckProtect™ to ensure you don’t cause damage.

Do fire pits burn patios?

Will a Fire Pit Damage Concrete On a Patio? Yup. It may be slow, but a fire pit will damage concrete over time. To prevent concrete from being damaged under your fire pit, you can use a pit mat, a fire ring, or a heat shield.

Does a stone fire pit need a liner?

Rocks are beautiful accents but most cannot withstand the constant heat of a fire so be sure to use a fire pit liner. Plus, liners will keep logs contained as they burn while the rocks add a rustic element to your outdoor gathering.