To prevent concrete from being damaged under your fire pit, you can use a pit mat, a fire ring, or a heat shield. The good news is concrete won’t catch fire, like a wooden deck might.
Do I need to protect pavers from fire pit?
Fire bricks are specifically made for fire pits so they can endure scalding hot temperatures and laying them on top of each other beneath the fire pit and over the pavers is the best protection for your patio.
What is the best base for a fire pit?
Hard rocks like granite, marble, or slate are much denser, and therefore less likely to absorb water and explode when exposed to heat. Other rocks that are safe to use around and in your fire pit include fire-rate brick, lava glass, lava rocks, and poured concrete.
Can I use all purpose sand for fire pit?
Any type sand will work. … Don’t put sand in it! It just holds any moisture that may get in. Drill holes in the bottom and line bottom with chunks of fire brick or lava rock.