How Much Does It Cost To Install A Concrete Block Wall?


per foot (350 feet long x 6 feet tall block wall - partial DIY)
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Block Wall Costs

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In this guide,we take a look at the average cost of hiring professionals to install a concrete block wallas a perimeter fence, 350 feet x 6' tall block (2100 sq.ft. wall area).

The Cost of a Concrete Block Wall Installation

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
1. Block wall: concreteblocks are assembled into a wall with mortar, reinforcing steel, and 2" thick cap; including waste and misc. material. $3.57 per sq. ft. 2,250 $8,036
2. Footingwith #4 reinforcing bar steel including waste and misc. material. $3.65 per foot 380 $1,387
3. Equipment: footing trencher and power cement mixer; including transport and fuel. $0.96 per foot 350 $336
4. Labor: 285 hours to install the block wall and 18 hoursto install the footing. $34 per hour 303 $10,302
Total Cost
350 feet x 6' tall block

Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Concreteblocks are 16" long x 8" tall x 6" wide and the footing is 18" wide x 8" deep.
  • Be certain of property line location and local regulations regarding fence installation setback, and regarding concrete footing requirements.
  • This example assumes perfectly even terrain; uneven terrain will increase the price.

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DIY considerations

  • The concrete and block work may not be suitable for DIY.
  • Partial DIY may be suitable for able DIY persons, saving that labor cost.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

per foot (350 feet long x 6 feet tall block wall - partial DIY)
  • New York, NY$98
  • Bronx, NY$81
  • Brooklyn, NY$67
  • Philadelphia, PA$84
  • Washington, DC$73
  • Atlanta, GA$66
  • Miami, FL$60
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$63
  • Minneapolis, MN$73
  • Chicago, IL$86
  • Houston, TX$88
  • San Antonio, TX$59
  • Austin, TX$67
  • Denver, CO$57
  • Phoenix, AZ$60
  • Las Vegas, NV$66
  • Los Angeles, CA$74
  • San Diego, CA$67
  • San Jose, CA$81
  • Seattle, WA$59

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