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How to Construct a Fire Pit in Your Garden?

Do you want to construct a fire pit in your garden? Here are the steps that you can go through for building a simple fire pit without the help of the builder. Fire pits are especially important for winter to make you and your garden warm. Fire pits can be constructed in various shapes and sizes. Read this article for steps to construct your own fire pit in your garden.

fairy housesSteps to construct a fire pit
Choose the location in your garden: To start construction, the first thing you have to do is the selection of the place or location. The best place would ultimately be the garden for the construction. Again in garden you should choose the location for construction the fire pit. It, depends on your choice, some people love poolside or some would like to have this in patio or deck etc. So, based on your interest and choice select the location in your garden.

Gather the tools and materials required for constructing: Once, you are done with the location, collect the required tools and materials for building the fire pit. Tools include stones, cement, trowel, motor etc.

Select the stone options for your fire pit: When you are gathering the tools and materials for your fire pit, the first choice you have to make is choosing the type of stone for your fire pit. The stones that you choose for your fire pit should match the look of the garden. For example, for rock garden use natural stones available in the nature. Some of the stone choices are graveling, raise brick, simple brick etc. You can select the gravel to use inside the fire pit, so that the ground of your garden does not damage with the fire.

Start the Construction: Before, you start construction make sure that all the necessary materials are present. At first, dig the hole with the width, depth, size and the style you want for your fire pit. Start with the foundation using the rock and cement. Make the pit solid with concrete, clay etc. Make this dry for some time and then, fill the edges. For not making the ground of the pit damaged, fill the inside with the layer of the river rock or gravel.

Sit around the fire pit and have a great time: Place chairs around your fire pit and lit the fire and enjoy its warmness. Do not let the fire come out of the pit. For this, you should take the necessary precautions. As it is located in the garden make sure that the plants and grass are wet so that even if the fire comes out it will not spread. Fire pit makes your garden more beautiful. Garden is the best place to enjoy both the nature and the warmness that comes out from the fire pit.

This is how you can construct and enjoy the essence of the fire pit.
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Some Essential Tips for Roof Maintenance

Regular roof maintenance helps in saving money on roofing repairs. Check for potential problems on a regular basis and try to fix them by spending some time. Early detection of roof problems will prevent the need for roof repairs.

Some essential maintenance tips are:

  • Check the drains/ gutters for debris and other pollutants. Make sure that the gutters or drains are not blocked and clogged. This eliminates from water ponding on the roof. The gutters must be kept free from leaves, sticks and other debris.
  • The algae, moss and mildew can trap moisture and shortens the life span of the roof.
  • Install gutter guards, clean your gutters to avoid clogged drain.
  • After a rainfall, go to the roof and check for puddles. Check with the units below the area of puddles if there is any sign of leaking.
  • Inspect for any tears or cracks in the membrane, measure how large is the damage. If it grows larger, consult a contractor to deal with the issue.
  • Make sure that weeds and plants do not grow out of the roof membrane unless a green roof system is installed.
  • Check chimneys and parapet walls to see if any damaged or deteriorated bricks or mortar.
  • Gutter joints must be properly sealed and ensure that there are no holes in your gutters.

Lack of proper maintenance of roof will lead to reduced strength of your roof, which may in future may pose a significant threat to the house. Read the rest of this entry »