If you rely on the experience of a good contractor, you can avoid many DIY fire pit pitfalls. For instance, one of the mistakes that people can make is that of picking the wrong spot for their fire pit. This mistake is often made in the case of wood burning fire pits. The wind usually blows in a specific direction and, if you install your fire pit in the wrong area, this means you and your family will have a really smoky, unpleasant experience. Another DIY pitfall is the failure to make a plan and check if you need permission from the city.
An experienced, reputable gas firepit company can help you choose materials that will not break when they get hot and can last a long time. Also, you should not let water collect in the fire pit. Contractors know all the tricks and techniques, such as putting gravel or sand at the bottom and making sure water can drain away.
A good idea is to go for a fire pit that is neither too tall, nor too wide, and to put seats at a really safe distance from the fire. The seats should be comfy enough and safe to use.