Block Wall Costs

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

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Block wall: concrete blocks are assembled into a wall with mortar, reinforcing steel, and 2" thick cap; including waste and misc. material.$3.57per sq. ft.2,250 $8,036
Footing with #4 reinforcing bar steel including waste and misc. material.$3.65per foot380$1,387
Equipment: footing trencher and power cement mixer; including transport and fuel.$0.96per foot350$336
Labor: 285 hours to install the block wall and 18 hours to install the footing.$34per hour303 $10,302
Total Cost
350 feet x 6' tall block
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Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Concrete blocks 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.

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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