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Outdoors  /  July 12, 2021

Build a Fire Pit for Your Indianapolis, IN Area Backyard

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How to Build a Fire Pit in Carmel, Westfield, and Nearby Cities

Build the fire pit you and your family have waited for to create the perfect outdoor space in your backyard. From planning, supplies, and these steps, our guide has you covered. Let’s see how you can build a fire pit today.


Before you begin, check to see if your local area has any local building codes restricting fire pits or if your insurance has any policy rules about lighting a fire on your property.

Tools and Supplies

Make sure you have the following to make your firepit: tape measure, mallet, level, concrete, stone pavers, garden hose, tampers, gravel, adhesive, spray paint, and shovels. Ask yourself, what shape of firepit would you like? When you build a fire pit, trapezoid shaped blocks can make a ring shape. Square or rectangular bricks make a rectangular pit. Choose from many different colors, sizes, and shapes for your bricks!

How to Build a Fire Pit
  1. Select the fire pit location and spray paint it on the ground.
  2. Remove dirt and sod seven inches deep.
  3. Tamp level.
  4. Fill with crushed gravel.
  5. Wet with water from the hose.
  6. Tamp level so your surface is a few inches from the ground.
  7. Lay fire pit block. Tamp down with rubber mallet or fill with sand to lift as needed.
  8. Make sure your fire ring fits.
  9. Apply adhesive to the bricks.
  10. Let adhesive and bricks set and cure for several days. Check the packaging of your selected adhesive and follow the directions.

With these ten steps, you will be able to create your fire pit in no time. From gathering supplies to installation and its completion, you will have this covered. Enjoy your fire pit and be sure to make the most of these build a fire pit tips!

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