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Outdoors  /  April 26, 2022

How to Build a Fire Pit for Your Rockford, IL Area Home

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Summertime conjures up images of starry nights, campfires, and quality time with family. If you don’t have a fire pit in your backyard, here are some pointers on how to build a fire pit for you and your family or friends to enjoy. Follow our guide to building the best fire pit for your backyard if you don’t know where to start or want some pointers.

What you Need to Know

Before you begin building or buying supplies, ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your insurance have any stipulations or restrictions about lighting a fire on your property?
  • Does your local area have any restrictions?
  • What shape and style of fire pit would you like to build?
  • What is your budget?


Where do you want to build a fire pit? It may look nice on your patio near your house, but have you considered the smoke coming in through your windows? You must keep it a safe distance away from any plants, shrubs, or sheds. If you have a lot of trees on your property, make sure the area above the fire pit is clear.


  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Adhesive
  • Garden Hose
  • Tampers
  • Mallet
  • Stone Pavers
  • Concrete
  • Shovel
  • Spray Paint
How to Build a Fire Pit

Spray paint the location of the fire pit and dig it out several inches. Tamp down, fill with gravel, wet with the garden hose, and tamp down again until it is level only a few inches below the surface.

To ensure that everything fits, lay your bricks without using adhesive first. To raise any bricks, use sand and a rubber mallet to tamp them down. Once the fire ring is in place, use adhesive to secure all of the bricks.

That is how you build a fire pit. Before using the fire pit, allow the adhesive to cure. Bring new life to your backyard with this new installation.

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