If you’re looking to add warmth, coziness, and gorgeous lighting to your outdoor hardscape, adding a fire pit or other feature is the perfect solution. Fire pits and fireplaces add coziness, enabling you and your family to enjoy your outdoor space longer into the evening or later in the year. Meanwhile, decorative fire features create a beautiful look that simply can’t be matched by other designs.
At Allentuck Landscaping Company, our highly experienced craftsmen design and build custom fire elements that work well alone or as a seamless addition to your home’s existing hardscape. From patios with built-in fire pits to outdoor fireplaces, we’re the go-to experts for homeowners throughout the Potomac region. Reach out to us today for an estimate!
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In addition to the various designs and materials available for your fire pit hardscape, choosing between a gas or wood burning fire element is a crucial decision.
For creating that romantic, natural atmosphere, nothing comes close to a wood burning fire pit or fireplace. However, wood burning fires carry clear disadvantages, with higher demands for starting the fire and the accumulation of smoke that can drift over you and your guests.
For those interested in an easier-to-use option, gas fire features are the perfect solution. These features produce no smoke and can be turned on simply with the turn of a knob. However, they carry higher installation requirements and costs, as a plumber or gasfitter will need to run the supply lines.
A fire pit can be built on pavers or installed over a thick layer of gravel or sand.
Before installation, be sure to consult any HOA regulations that may dictate fire pits (or ban them entirely). Regardless of your HOA status, any fire pit should be installed at least 25 feet from your home, so use this benchmark as you plan the location of your new fire pit.