Nothing brings people together like a nice campfire…
So why not gather around, roast some marshmallows, and create lasting memories with an easy to assemble Pre-Made Outdoor Fire Pit?
An outdoor fire pit can transform your backyard into the family’s favorite gathering spot and become the place where memories are made. Outdoor fire features have become the hottest growing trend in outdoor living since homeowners have begun yearning to make their outdoor spaces as warm and inviting as the interior of their homes. Pre-made Outdoor Fire pits are available in a variety of colors and can add a touch of elegance to any outdoor living space.
It’s That Easy! – How to Install Valencia Fire Pit:
Step 1: Create a compact level surface.
Step 2: Begin creating the fire pit by laying pre-cut blocks in a circle.
Step 3: Place second row of blocks.
Tip: When installing the second layer, overlap the joints by placing the center of the bloc directly on top of the joint made by the two adjoining blocks beneath it.
Step 4:Fill the inside with 3/4″ crushed stone. This will allow the filtration of rain water.
Step 5: Once you have built up 4 rows of block then install the metal bowl insert and place the last layer of stone. Top it off with a spark screen and enjoy!
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What better way is there to enjoy the upcoming warm days than relaxing or entertaining by your new pool with friends and family?
Did you know?Pavers are the perfect performer for pool decks! Since concrete pavers are designed with textured tops they make for a safe, comfortable, non-slip walking surface even when wet! In addition, the high density structure of pavers will help minimize penetrating moisture and reduce damage caused by freeze conditions.
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4 Helpful Tips for Your Next Paver Pool Project!
TIP #1: To install a patio around your pool you would follow the same steps as installing a basic patio (click here for paver installation guide). The difference is that you will need to use an expansion joint around the perimeter of the pool that sits between the patio pavers and the pool coping.
There are several reasons why it is necessary to use a strip foam expansion. First, it will assist in freeze thaw cycles and even in hot weather because it will allow for flexibility and movement of the pavers. Secondly, it will help prevent any water from seeping down behind the pool shell and weakening the concrete joints.
To use the foam expansion you would simply place the foam around the perimeter of the pool coping. Then install your patio pavers as you normally would. The foam expansion will help keep out any poly sand you use to fill the paver joints. Next remove the 1/2 “ tear strip on the foam expansion and fill the void with a self-leveling pool caulk.
Tip #2: To keep pool caps from popping off you may want to use a fiber reinforced mortar such as Ardex X 32. We recommend Ardex X 32 because it is designed to handle the most challenging moisture sensitive stone, granite, marble, as well as tiles, both interior and exterior. Ardex X 32 is durable, easy to use, has great bonding capabilities and controlled setting time, and it will not warp or shrink.
Tip #3:You can even dress up the landscape around your pool even more by incorporating decorative plants and flowers. Add an accent trim to your surrounding garden with patio edging pavers or granite cobblestones. You can build raised planters with pavers or even with retaining walls.
Retaining walls and stone walls surrounding the pool area also serve as privacy walls. Incorporate stone pillars and fences to keep the area gated and safe while adding a touch of elegance.
Adding a cabana or pergola gives you and your family added protection from the sun and serves as an additional area for entertaining guests day or night.
Tip #4: If you want to take it to the next level you can incorporate other outdoor elements.
Feed your hungry guests from a new outdoor pizza oven (pre-cut and ready-to-assemble) and stay outside longer with fireplace and fire pit kits for those chilly nights. Pre-assembled fire pit kits are can be installed quickly and fit into any budget!
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