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How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit with Pavers

By: Thomas Boni

Pavestone paver fire pit

Installing a fire pit enhances a patio or backyard and makes it a cozy gathering spot any time of the year.

The first step to building a fire pit with pavers is finding the right location. This circular pit will be centered on a curved sitting wall, so the metal fire ring is positioned in the exact center.
Blocks that form the pit are positioned around the ring so the outline can be marked on the pavers.

We’re cutting this fire pit into the paver surface so ash in the pit won’t wash out onto the paver surface when it rains.

Full blocks within the circle can simply be removed and used elsewhere while marked pieces are cut through and put back into position to form a perfect circle. Within the circle, the pit can be constructed.

Tension of the surrounding pavers keeps the bottom layer tight and construction adhesive keeps subsequent rows in place. Joints in each row are offset from the row beneath it to give the structure more strength.

Using the fire ring as a guide makes placing the blocks even easier. So, when the last row is complete, you’re ready to build a fire.

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How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit with Pavers