Installing a fire pit makes a patio cozy and offers the perfect place to roast marshmallows on cool nights.

The first step to building a fire pit with pavers is finding the right location. This circular pit will be centered on a curved sitting wall, so the metal fire ring is positioned in the exact center.
Blocks that form the pit are positioned around the ring so the outline can be marked on the pavers.

We’re cutting this fire pit into the paver surface so ash in the pit won’t wash out onto the paver surface when it rains.

Full blocks within the circle can simply be removed and used elsewhere while marked pieces are cut through and put back into position to form a perfect circle. Within the circle, the pit can be constructed.

Tension of the surrounding pavers keeps the bottom layer tight and construction adhesive keeps subsequent rows in place. Joints in each row are offset from the row beneath it to give the structure more strength.

Using the fire ring as a guide makes placing the blocks even easier. So, when the last row is complete, you’re ready to build a fire.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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