Fire pits can add beauty and warmth to your existing landscape design here in San Diego. If you have ever wanted to enjoy your garden, landscape or patio at night, but didn’t want to bundle up in your coat to do so, a fire pit is what your home needs.
How to Build a Fire Pit
Backyard fire pits can be built to any size or shape that you want. They are typically constructed anywhere from 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Shapes can be anything you like, but are usually round or square. They can be made from concrete blocks, which are then covered by stucco or stone veneer. Ornamental concrete blocks such as Country Manor block, Celtik Wall block, or Verazzo block can also be used in fire pit design and construction. There are many styles and materials available, so that your landscape feature will be one of a kind.
Inside of our fire pits, we install a material that will diffuse the flame and spread the warmth. The most common are cinder rock and lava rock. These materials come in either charcoal black or a reddish brown. We can also use a high-tempered glass that comes in dozens of colors. The glass is more expensive, but is well worth it for the many colored effects that it gives off at night.
The cost of a fire pit can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a thousand dollars or more, depending on the size and the type of material it is made of. We will discuss your fire pit ideas and give you a free estimate on the cost of building it.
Usually, we design and construct our fire pits with a seating area. That way your friends and family have a place to sit and enjoy the fire at night. The seating structure is usually built with the same materials used in fire pit construction. The most common design is to have a round structure with a half circle seating area surrounding it, but we can build nearly anything you desire.
Natural Gas Fire Pits
The fuel for this type of landscaping structure is natural gas. We will connect our supply pipe off of your home’s gas line by the gas meter. These gas lines need to be at least 24” deep. Galvanized pipe can be used, or the newer yellow plastic gas line that will not corrode or deteriorate. A gas valve is built into the structure with a key to turn the unit on and off. Once it is turned on you can either use a long fireplace match, a lighter, or we can install an automatic starter.
We have an A+ rating with the San Diego Better Business Bureau and have many references available upon request. We design and construct fire pits in San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Coronado and all nearby cities in San Diego County. Call today for a free estimate.