Adding a Concrete Fire Feature To Your Austin Backyard

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Ashley Aguirre

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When you think of summer, you probably imagine enjoying your backyard pool and grilling on the barbecue. Imagine if you could add a fire feature to that summer oasis, the perfect place to roast hot dogs and marshmallows while telling stories around the campfire. Well, now you can with the help of Allied Outdoor Solutions, a trusted resource for Austin concrete. In fact, you don’t even have to wait till summer. When the weather is cool, this is also the perfect time to enjoy your very own fire feature.

Concrete Fire Features

Concrete in Austin is built to last, thanks to an innate durability and versatility characteristic of this type of material. Bring warmth to your gathering on those cool nights when you’re looking for a unique entertainment option. No need to head inside when the sun goes down. Instead, invite friends over for a night around the fire pit. However, these aren’t your ordinary fire pits. When you incorporate decorative concrete into your fire feature, you can really explore the options afforded you, resulting in anything from a sleek modern fire pit or a rustic natural one that blends in with the backyard surroundings.

These days, fire features can be even more ornate than your indoor fireplace, complete with stone chimney, spots to store extra wood and tools, a hearth and seating areas. Allied Outdoor Solutions can hand craft you a well-wrought sunken firepit, top-of-the-line linear ventless fireplace, classic stone features or anything else your heart desires.

Why Concrete?

There’s no limit to the creations Allied Outdoor Solutions can do with a fire feature in your backyard. That’s because concrete is a versatile product that can be used in the creation of anything form driveways and patios to pool areas and walkways. It’s especially ideal for fire features because it can easily handle the heat from the fire, as well as the outdoor elements such as rain and hot sun. With an inherent fire resistance, concrete does not burn, plus it has a low initial cost with little required in regular maintenance.

As a result, the structural integrity of the fire pit will withstand the test of time and will never emit toxic fumes. Because pavers can come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, you can configure them in any way you want. Choose a semi-circular stone bench surrounding a circular stone firepit complete with bench or plush patio seating for a crowd. Fire features don’t have to be circular, though. Think outside the box and go with a square, rectangle or other funky geometric pattern that will wow your guests. When you’re laying concrete pavers, virtually any design you can think of is possible. You don’t even have to have the fire feature above ground. Immerse it into the patio itself for a truly organic look.

Enlist the Help of Professionals

When it comes to installing a fire feature in your Austin backyard, it’s best to leave this up to the pros at Allied Outdoor Solutions. This is because they have the proficiency and experience to provide detailed, step-by-step installation that encompasses just the right balance of design and structural integrity. Get started on your fire feature design today to take advantage of those fun nights in the backyard.