Having a professional install is always the best option to ensure everything is done correctly and up to quality standards. But there are a variety of DIY patio fire pit kits from the professionals that can be easily installed with little professional support. Such paver patio designs with fire pits are easily available from suppliers like home depot. Read on for more information on how to build a patio fire pit patio in your backyard.
How Many Pavers Are Needed For A Fire Pit?
After deciding where to build your paver patio with firepit and how big you want it to be, sit down and quantify the materials required. The length of the paver fire pit multiplied by the width gives its total area in square footage. A 15foot long patio that is 10foot wide is (15×10)150square feet. Dividing this total square footage with the surface area of each paver you intend to use gives the total number of pavers required.
Using a ready to install DIY fire pit patio kit with instructions works better. A circular fire pit measuring 37inches in diameter takes 12 pavers of 12 inches for each ring. For three layers of paver rings a total of 36 pavers with a perfect fit can be supplied with instructions and support for building the fire pit.
How Do You Build A Round Patio With Pavers?
Building a round paver patio with a fire pit is easy if you buy a fire pit paver kit from a supplier. You begin by measuring and clearly marking the required area which you then dig out to a depth of about nine inches. The pit is then filled with a paver base to a depth of about half a foot. Compress the paver base by tamping and then add a one-inch thick layer of sand. The layer of sand must be level for the correct laying of the patio pavers.
Locate the exact center of the circle. Place the center-piece paver first and use it as a compass to lay the rest of the pavers. The kit comes with a provision of pavers cut at angles to fit the circular edges.
As you progress, ensure the pavers are level by tamping with a rubber mallet for firm positioning into the sand. Once all the pavers are in position, pour polymeric sand of your preferred color into the paver joints. Sweep out the excess sand. Using a water hose, lightly spray the entire patio for wetness. Avoid water puddling as this will prevent the settling of the polymeric sand. The paver patio must be allowed to dry overnight in preparation for the fire pit building.
How Do You Build A Fire Pit With Pavers?
The fire pit pavers are placed on the patio and held in place with Rapid Set mortar mix to a complete circle. Move to the second layer and hold the pavers in place with mortar to the first ring. Complete the paver layering with a third ring. Line the inside of the fire pit with high-heat furnace cement. This requires 48 hours to settle before use.
Can I Put A Fire Pit On Pavers?
Yes, you can. Place the broken pavers or any leftovers at the bottom of the fire pit. These paver pieces on the floor of the fire pit serve as a good barrier between the fire and the patio pavers.
It is possible to build a DIY round paver patio with a fire pit using a ready-made kit from suppliers that can provide support where needed. But having a professional install is always the best option to ensure everything is done correctly and up to quality standards.