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What are the pros of a concrete fire pit?

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The advantages of a concrete fire pit outweigh the cons. Because of its durability, a concrete fire pit won’t need any protectant or sealant products. Concrete is one of the most durable materials available, so a concrete fire pit won’t require any added upkeep over its lifetime. Additionally, it doesn’t need to be protected from pests, so you won’t have to worry about spending extra money on pest control. Another benefit of a concrete fire pit is its environmental consciousness. Environmentally friendly materials have a positive ripple effect.

Durability

Choosing a concrete fire pit is an excellent choice to avoid frequent maintenance and have a permanent fire feature in your backyard. Concrete fire pits can last decades without the need for recurring maintenance. Additionally, these features are affordable and may even boost your property value. So if you’re looking for a new fire feature to add to your home, concrete is an ideal choice.

If you’re worried about the durability of concrete fire pits, consider some things. Most concrete is only as strong as the surface it is set on, so if the ground underneath shifts, the foundation could crack. Concrete tiles are also susceptible to cracking when exposed to heat, and a direct open flame will melt them. Luckily, the concrete fire pit from Serenade is durable enough to withstand significant temperature changes. However, it will still degrade if exposed to heat, which can lead to cracks and a possible explosion. For this reason, concrete fire pits should be carefully constructed.

Eco-friendliness

A concrete fire pit is one of the most common outdoor fireplaces, but it may not be the most environmentally-friendly choice. Some of these fireplaces are made from plastics, while others are made from haphazardly packed concrete. Fortunately, today’s technology allows for fire pits that are both beautiful and eco-friendly. One of the most impressive benefits of these fireplaces is that they are made to last for many years.

For those who would instead use bioethanol as fuel, there are EcoSmart bioethanol-fuelled fire features available. These fire pits require a special burner, but they look like gas-powered fire pits. They have a contemporary design with a rounded shape and a concrete finish to match your decor. 

The design and manufacture of a concrete fire pit can be environmentally friendly. Modern eco-friendly fire pits can be made from green cement, made of 95% recycled natural materials. Its durability further enhances the eco-friendliness of a concrete fire pit. A concrete fire pit can last for years and is an excellent choice for outdoor areas. If you want to enjoy a fire while protecting the environment, choose an environmentally-friendly concrete fire pit by EcoSmart.

Cost

The cost of a fire pit is subject to local building codes and the type of materials. Make sure to ask for a statement of work before deciding on which company to hire. Make sure they’re insured and licensed. If you’re unsure what kind of fire pit you want, ask for examples of finished work. Remember that pricing information is based on industry averages and may change based on your location, materials and labour rates.

Another option is to hire a contractor. These fire pits can be more expensive than DIY models, but hiring a contractor can save you time and money. Keep in mind that the labour cost for a fire pit is typically two to three times the materials. Also, if you decide to install a gas fire pit, you may have to get a building permit, which is another cost. It will cost an additional $20 to $3,000, so hiring a contractor is an option you should consider.

The materials for a concrete fire pit can cost up to $200, depending on the size and type of paver used. Including a gas line and connecting a gas shut-off valve is another component of the installation process. You should also factor in the labour costs for a plumber or mechanical contractor. It is an essential step, as it could lead to an injury or fire when a gas line breaks or fails to ignite properly.

Appearance

The appearance of a concrete fire pit is a personal preference that can be enhanced with decorative stamped concrete. Flores Decorative Concrete can help you make the design look even more beautiful. If you’re unsure about stamped concrete’s colour, pattern, or texture, we can help! Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can improve the look of your outdoor space. It will make your concrete fire pit look as beautiful as functional.

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