The warmth and fun of a custom stone masonry firepit!
12/10/2014 | stonework-brickwork,outdoor-fireplaces-firepits
A Crackling, Warm Firepit
A custom built stone or brick masonry firepit is a great addition to your backyard and/or patio! From modern to rustic to formal and everything in between. What fun it brings when everyone gathers around and enjoys the fire! It’s definitely an upgrade from a bland backyard. It also helps the resale value of your house! By the way, when ARNOLD Masonry builds your fire pit, you will have no worries about anything! We handle everything which always includes all labor, materials, insurances, equipment and cleanup. We refer to our project format as "TURNKEY PROJECTS". We are always on the job as well as updating you on the progress.Click here to learn about our company! One of the main questions a lot of our clients ask is “How do you build your firepits?” Well, we're going to tell you how to give you a little insight!
The main photo and photo below is of a project we designed and constructed for a client in Sandy Springs, GA.
How do we construct a firepit?
We start off either on an existing patio, or a patio we are constructing for you. This would include the necessary footing for adequate structural support which consists of steel rebar and concrete. Then we use concrete block to build the “frame”. All of our pits are custom built so any shape and size is possible. On the inside we install hardened full sized fire brick which can withstand the hottest fire imaginable! On the outside of the block we set the stone of your choosing or brick. The most popular is Tennessee Fieldstone "medium dry stack". Fieldstone is a type of stone that is literally mined from the surface of our planet versus other types of stone which is mined from within. For the perimeter wall cap we use a flagstone of your choosing! Flagstone is mined from within the Earth ( As mentioned above). Flagstone is millions of years of compressed sand and minerals! The area of the country and planet which flagstone is mined dictates its density, colors and other characteristics including its ease or difficulty in tooling ( hand hewing by the mason). Last but not least we install weep holes at the bottom so when it rains all water will drain from the pit.
This photo below is of a project we designed and constructed for a client in Alpharetta, GA.
Masonry Firepit Recap time….
Firepits are constructed with an external facade material ( stone, brick, etc.) , central frame of concrete block and internal facade of full sized firebrick ( Which includes the floor as well.). Top it all off with a custom cap!
All the warmth!
Imagine sitting around the fire with your family and friends enjoying the fire while roasting marshmallows, hotdogs, anything you want to cook! Smores anyone!!?? Sit out there with a glass of wine or a cold beer, of course 21+. Pick up that phone, or visit our website by clicking here and fill out our easy to use contact form. Whether you're seeking a rustic, formal or ultra modern firepit, we will listen to your desires, offer our own advice and ideas and ultimately create an amazing one of a kind firepit customized for you!
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