How to build a fire pit (base) for your yard
Have you been thinking of adding a fire pit to your backyard?
From warming you up on a cold night, toasting marshmallows with the kids, to creating a sweet chill space to gather with family and friends, a fire pit is a great addition to your outdoors.
Jack makes building your own fire pit easy, with these simple steps.
What you'll need
Before you get started, there are a few products we recommend and other tools you’ll need.
Suggested Jack products
Additional materials needed for this project:
- Concrete Mix
- Weed Mat
- Hand and edging trowel
- Mattock or Shovel
- Spirit level
- Tape measure
- PPE (Safety gloves)
Your step-by-step guide
1. Mark and measure
Place post at the centre of your chosen slab position, then use the string line and marker to create your slab area.
Dig and level
Start digging with Mattock or Shovel
Check if your pit is level
Add moisture barrier, add gravel and rake
Build your formwork
Unroll edging and insert Reo pegs.
Screw together edging with drill and cut excess edging roll.
Ensure edging is secure and check formwork levels before you start pouring
Lay mesh, mark edges and cut to size.
Position chairs approximately 600mm apart. Place Reo mesh onto bar chairs and click into place.
Join Reo mesh using rod ties and tying tool at each point where the reo mesh meet.
Time to pour
Follow concrete mix instructions, pour and create your concrete slab.
Spread concrete, level and smooth to the edge.
If you want to add colour, you can. We did…as it adds character.
And just like that, you’ve got a concrete base for your firepit, ready for a beautiful outdoor hangout space for your family and friends.
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