Looking for ways to make your deck more enjoyable? Our deck ideas can help! One of the more popular deck ideas these days is adding an outdoor fire pit to your living area. No matter what season it is, you can break out the fire pit with friends and family. After all, “According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces, are the number one requested design feature today,” (HGTV).
While portable fire pits are a lot of fun, there are some serious safety precautions to keep in mind when handling them.
- Your outdoor fire pit should be at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible surface.
- Avoid windy conditions by checking the weather forecast
- Stay up to date on any burn bans that might be in effect
- Pick up leaves and any other combustible materials in and around the fire pit
- Keep a container of water nearby and a garden hose close
While you’re getting ready to entertain and considering all your deck ideas, bear in mind the location you put your fire pit. Do NOT put a portable fire pit on your deck if it is made of wood. This can be very dangerous! If you were to knock over the coals it can also ruin your deck’s walking surface. However, with AridDek aluminum deck boards, you’ll never have to worry about coals from your portable fire pit ruining or igniting your deck.
Check out this video to see how AridDek aluminum decking compares to other common decking options in a hot charcoal test:
Remember, you should always keep your portable fire pit at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible surface.
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.