An outdoor fire pit presents a winning alternative to spending your money on an electric or gas grill. There are several types of fire pits. One of the most popular choice is an in ground fire pit. An in ground fire pit is a great way to create a usable space in the yard that the family and guests can enjoy year-round. It is important to remember that an in ground fire pit is often a permanent structure that cannot be moved or otherwise deconstructed without significant effort and possible damage to the yard, so a homeowner should be sure of the location of the pit as well as the style and size of the pit before committing to an in-ground fire pit installation. The in ground fire pit will allow a homeowner to make a safe fire that is great for warmth or cooking, and the pit can be a visually pleasing accent to the yard. An in ground fire pit will be a very stable structure if built properly, and while it is not portable by any means, it is guaranteed to be a safe place to start a fire because all the materials used to build the pit must be fire retardant.
If designed correctly, it will prevent stray embers or sparks from leaving the pit, and if one or two sparks or embers do manage to leave the pit, the surrounding area should also be made of non-combustible materials. The materials of an in ground fire pit, however, can still be costly, depending on the size of the pit. Most pits will feature a base made of concrete, stone, or brick, and the fire ring and surrounding patio will also need to be made from non-combustible materials.