Natural Flagstone Patio & Fire Pit

The client requested a flagstone circular patio with a fire pit that would blend with the natural surroundings. We installed irregular blue flagstone slabs over a compacted stone base, using Gator Dust in the joints. The fire pit is surounded with ironstone boulders. The actual fire pit is recessed below the patio and lined with fire brick.
Flagstone Patio with Fire Pit. Installed over a 6" compacted stone base and 1" layer of bedding sand. Delaware County, PA
Flagstone pathway leading to patio. Delaware County, PA
We modified the existing walkway, which was only a single slab wide. Pea gravel was used in the joints, and the walkway was lit with path lights from Focus Industries. Delaware County, PA

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  • Julie Rhea Bell
    Julie Rhea Bell
    on Apr 20, 2018

    What do you suggest for small yard with lots of oak roots? Pavers? Flagstone? Are there other applications?

    • Steve Orleski
      Steve Orleski
      on Mar 7, 2019

      You will have to decide where you want your patio and cut the roots with a chain saw or ax. I would then dig down about 1 foot or more around the edge, and lay a concrete border to keep the roots from intruding again. Then you can lay your base and pavers or flag stone. If you are doing flagstone see the answer above about the pea gravel

  • Mary Branigan
    Mary Branigan
    on Aug 15, 2019

    Can you give a rough budget estimate for the fire pit patio project (not including walkway)? Thanks

    • Willow Gates Landscaping
      Willow Gates Landscaping
      on Aug 16, 2019

      Hi Mary,

      There's many variables in a project like this, including existing site conditions, slopes, access, etc. Feel free to reach out to us at 717-341-0540 if you'd like more information.

      Thanks, Jeremy

  • Heather Walker Zamora
    Heather Walker Zamora
    on May 10, 2020

    Could you share a picture of the inside of the fire pit? My husband is working on creating a similar designed fire pit. Except the ground is comprised of limestone. Thanks!!

    • Willow Gates Landscaping
      Willow Gates Landscaping
      on May 11, 2020

      Hi Heather, sorry I don't have any photos of the inside. We had a metal ring retaining a row of firebrick to help protect the boulders from the brunt of the heat.

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  • Carol Burkhardt Rask
    Carol Burkhardt Rask
    on Jun 5, 2015

    I really love the flagstone fire pit.... : )

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on Jun 9, 2016

    Looks Great. Nice Work done. I really liked the Use of stone for fire pit. It gives a more attractive look to your surroundings. Flagstone Pathway is also gives brilliant look to your work.

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