Fire pits are becoming common sights on Gaithersburg, MD properties. While the design and size can change, adding a fire pit to an outdoor space can create a warm and inviting place for family and friends to gather. Since 1979, Mark Simpson and his team at East Coast Landscape Design have been designing and installing fire pits for their Gaithersburg, MD clients. They understand that adding a fire pit to a property is a big decision, which is why they have put together this list of their customers’ most frequently asked questions.
1. Is it necessary for the landscaping company to be licensed and insured?
Whenever a landscaping project is done on a property, the contractor should be licensed and fully insured. If an accident occurs the property owner is financially responsible for any damages if the landscaping contractor is not carrying insurance. East Coast Landscape Design is proud to be the premier licensed landscaping company in the Washington D.C. metro area, and their contractors are fully insured.
2. Where should the fire pit be placed?
Fire pits built in Gaithersburg, MD should be placed at least 10 feet away from any building, including neighboring fence lines. Some counties require this by law, while others simply suggest it as a safety recommendation. The fire pit should also be placed away from low hanging branches and eaves. The talented design staff will help home owners find the perfect location for their fire pit.
3. Are there safety issues home owners should be aware of?
Before East Coast Landscape Design leaves the property, they will make sure that their clients know how to safely use their fire pit. Some of their safety tips include not burning soft woods in fire pits on Gaithersburg, MD properties, and refraining from wearing loose fitting or flammable clothing near an open flame. East Coast Landscape Design also wants to stress that pets and small children should always be keep at least three feet away from a fire pit when it is being used.
4. What type of fuel can fire pits on Gaithersburg, MD properties use?
East Coast Landscape Design is proud to be able to offer their customers the choice of gas or wood burning fire pits. They are also capable of designing and installing a dual fuel fire pit. This allows their clients to find the perfect fire pit to fit their lifestyle and budget.
For more than thirty years East Coast Landscape Design has been meeting the needs of residential and commercial property owners. Their skilled staff will work closely with their clients to create a fire pit that they will enjoy for years.