Can You Put a Firepit on Concrete? Yes, but…

  • A fire pit is a great way to add some extra warmth and ambiance to your backyard – but did you know you can also install them on concrete
  • However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before doing so
  • For one, a fire pit can damage concrete over time – so if you’re planning on using it for a long time, you may want to consider other options
  • Secondly, make sure the concrete surface is stable and can handle the heat from the fire pit before installing it
  • Finally, if you’re not comfortable with installing the fire pit yourself, consult with a professional to do it for you

I was so excited when my aunt announced that we were going to have a family reunion on Martha’s Vineyard.

I hadn’t seen most of my cousins in years, and it would be the perfect opportunity to catch up.

One of the things I was looking forward to the most was the outdoor bonfire party we were planning to have. I knew that my aunt had a fire pit, and I was eager to try it out.

When we arrived on the island, my aunt showed me how to set up the fire pit. It was really easy- all I had to do was place some concrete bricks around the edge of the pit to create a stable foundation.

After dinner, we all gathered around the fire pit, singing and telling stories. It was so much fun! The heat from the fire kept us warm long into the night.

The next day, my aunt showed me how to clean up the ashes. All I had to do was sweep them into a dustpan and dump them in the trashcan. It was so easy!

I’m so glad that we were able to have our reunion on Martha’s Vineyard- and thanks to my aunt for showing me how to set up the fire pit on concrete. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

Yes, you can put a firepit on concrete, but there are some important considerations. Here is the list of considerations to think about.

So Can You Put a Firepit on Concrete?

1. What is the firepit made of?

Is it metal? If so, can the bottom withstand direct contact with an uneven surface like concrete? Most metal firepits are used on grass, sand, or stone.

It may crack and break if your firepit is made from a material that cannot withstand direct contact with concrete (such as clay).

2. Is the Fire Pit Permanent?

If your firepit is only used on a concrete deck or patio, it will not last much longer than the concrete. It’s best to think of your fire pit as an extension of the deck or patio, not as a permanent fixture.

3. What Kind of Fire Pit Do You Have?

If your fire pit is large, you must secure it, so it doesn’t tip over. This is a safety hazard. If you have a smaller fire pit, you may be able to secure it with concrete bricks.

If you have a large fire pit, it’s important to think of your fire pit as an extension of the deck or patio and not think of it as a permanent fixture.

What are the Benefits of Placing a Firepit in a Concrete?

What are the Benefits of Placing a Firepit in a Concrete?

1. Stable Foundation

The firepit will rest on your concrete surface, and the size of the firepit should be bigger than the surface. A small layer of sand may be placed between your firepit and your concrete deck or patio to ensure stability. You can also give the bottom a thin coat of oil to keep it in place.

2. Provides Clean and Modern Design

Concrete is a modern and clean material that will surely add to your home’s interior design. A metal firepit will complement your concrete surface with its metal and natural materials.

3. Cost-Effective

If you can’t afford to have an expensive fireplace, placing a firepit on a concrete deck or patio allows you to enjoy the same feeling of sitting around an open fire. It’s a cost-effective way of having an outdoor fireplace.

4. Ease of Maintenance

Since your firepit is within your concrete surface, there are no barriers that can make it difficult to clean. You can sweep the ashes and debris away once you’re done using the firepit.

5. Heat Longevity

If it’s placed on a concrete slab, your firepit will remain hot longer than if it was placed on grass or sand because it isn’t affected by the moisture in the ground.

6. Concrete is Environmentally Friendly

Because of its durability and lasting performance, concrete is environmentally friendly. Your firepit will not only look good, but it will also be safe.

7. Firepits on Concrete are a Safer Choice

If your fire pit is on concrete, it’s more stable than if it’s placed on bricks. It will also be easier to clean because you can sweep the ashes away after using it.

Can a Fire Pit Damage Your Concrete Patio?

A fire pit can crack or chip your concrete if the fire temperature gets too hot. If your concrete has a smooth surface and you place a fire pit on it, it can damage it. You’ll have to ensure that your concrete patio is thick enough to handle the heat from your fire pit.


Concrete fire pits are perfect for those who want to enjoy an open fire’s warm and radiant glow without spending much money. It’s also a good way to keep your patio looking pleasing with its modern and clean material.

Firepits on concrete are also easier to clean and maintain than placing them on a grass or sand surface. When deciding where to place your fire pit, it’s important to consider how big or small your firepit is.

If you have a large fire pit, secure it with concrete bricks. It would be best if you also thought of your fire pit as an extension of the deck or patio and did not think of it as a permanent fixture.

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Hi, my name’s Eugene Duke and I love sitting by my fireplace reading a book and sipping on an adult beverage. Do you have a fireplace in your house? I’ll help you figure out the best type and style of fireplace for your home.


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