Cinder Block Fire Pit – Cost Effective Alternative

Cinder Block Fire Pit - Cinder Block Cost

A cinder block wall is very common nowadays because it’s cost effective, and quick to finish. Lately, a lot of people is making house upgrades using cinder blocks, because cinder block prices make them a great alternative for building anything, including a fire pit.

In the previous article I was talking about the in-ground fire pit, an option I consider the cheapest one when it comes to fire pits. If you ask me for the second best option to build a fire pit, I’d probably answer to you: “build a cinder block fire pit.”

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As I previously said, cinder block prices make them a great choice, and with very little of this material you can build a strong, durable fire pit. However, there’s something I don’t recommend about a cinder block fire pit: the final look.



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The surface of this type of firepit is not beautiful, and definitely not appealing for your eyes (especially if you want a round firepit). However, if you don’t care about the final look because you’re not trying to impress anybody, then you should definitely consider it as an option.

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There’s an option to better the cinder block look. You can ask for a concrete finish. Also, you should use lightweight cinder blocks, otherwise you’re using compressed concrete and that’s definitely not good for your firepit. Never forget to use a material for the inside of the fire pit, something like fine gravel, but I highly recommend volcanic rocks. Call a especialist if you want to build a gas fire pit, and not a wood fire pit.


Make sure that you can build a firepit in your backyard. Read my article “Is a Fire Pit Good for Your Backyard? 6 Reasons to Help You Find Out!” to come up with the answers. If you’re looking forward to have a cinder block firepit in your home, you can always give us a call if you’re in Napa Valley or Northern California. Don’t forget to check out our areas of service.


I hope this was really helpful for you. Make sure to come back for more information and please, feel free to share this article with your friends!

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