At O'Neill Landscape Group, you have the option to choose a pre-made kit or completely customize the details of your new fire pit. Custom building is exciting and offers many opportunities to be creative with your project. We understand that sometimes all of the different choices can become overwhelming when you build from scratch. That is why hiring a professional team like ours to help you build your dream fire pit can save you both time and frustration.
We offer the Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta and surrounding areas many material options such as natural stone, concrete blocks/pavers, and even boulders. All of our options offer different looks and benefits so it's best to learn about each one before you make your decision.
Natural stone fire pits can either be assembled as stacked stone or with a flagstone veneer. Both options look great and are purely chosen by individual customer preference.
One of the benefits of using natural stone for your custom fire pit is how aesthetically pleasing it can look in your yard. It is a popular choice because natural stone looks, well, natural!
Before choosing the specific type of stone you want to use for your fire pit, it is important to know that some choices are safer than others; not all stone is heat-resistant enough for a fire pit. For example, sandstone, limestone, and pumice all have a tendency to hold water. When these rocks heat up, the water can expand very quickly and force the rock to break apart. Options such as granite, marble, and slate are denser, therefore less likely to hold water and less likely to crack.
Concrete Blocks & Pavers
Often thought of as less aesthetically pleasing than natural stone, concrete blocks/pavers are less expensive and easier to install. If you love the price of concrete but are not keen on the look, you have the option to buy tinted concrete blocks. This gives you some variety to choose from instead of feeling stuck with the typical gray color you usually think of when you imagine concrete.
Another benefit of using concrete blocks is they result in a low-maintenance fire pit. Concrete is resistant to water damage so, when you find your fire pit in need of some TLC, all you have to do is reach for your garden hose and spray it down.
One thing to be mindful of when using concrete blocks/pavers for your fire pit is that sometimes concrete can contain small air bubbles. To prevent anything dangerous from happening with a concrete fire pit, be sure to line it with fire bricks to create insulation.
Boulders for Your In-Ground Fire Pits
When you think of a fire pit, you might immediately imagine an above-ground structure. Another option is to build it so that it is level with the ground.
In-ground, or "sunken," fire pits can be built with boulders. This automatically forms a perimeter around your fire pit and creates a natural look. These are not only very unique, but they offer some safety benefits as well. Fires in these sunken fire pits are less likely to spread if they get out of control. They are also usually smaller in diameter, making the actual fire smaller and, in turn, fewer escaping embers.
In-ground fire pit installation is a more labor-intensive option than an above-ground fire pit. If you find that your yard has a soft spot for digging and it fits within your budget, an in-ground boulder fire pit is a beautiful option for your yard.
Call Our Team to Discuss Your Options
Are you still unsure about what material to use or do you just have general questions about your fire pit project? We can help. Our services are offered to properties in Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, and the surrounding areas.
If you are looking to build a new fire pit in Cherokee County, Cobb County, or Fulton County, give us a call at (770) 627-5012 and we will be happy to assist you with your fire pit project.