How Much Does It Cost To Install A Brick Wall?


per foot (350 feet long x 6 feet tall brick wall - partial DIY)
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Cost to Install a Brick Wall

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Installing a brick wall may be part of a larger structure or may stand alone as a property border to keep out strays and prying eyes, and keep in your own loved ones and valuables.

How much does it cost to install a brick wall?

You will find that the cost to install an average brick wall depends upon the length and height of the wall, the evenness and accessibility of the property, the material used and its reinforcing measures, and the labor rate.

Cost breakout

In the following table the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.

Brick wall: built as a perimeter fence, 350 feet of 6' tall brick wall (2100 sq.ft.)

cost to install a brick wall

Item Unit Cost Line Cost Total
1. Brick wall: standard wall assembly 6.55 bricks/sq.ft. and 3/8 mortar joint; including waste and misc. material. 410 hour task. $4.99 per sq. ft. 2250 $11,228
2. Footing: 18" wide x 8" deep with #4 reinforcing bar steel including waste and misc. material. 18 hour task. $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
Equipment and Material Cost $37 per foot 350 $12,951
4. + Labor Cost (brick) $40 per hour 410 $16,400
5. + Labor Cost (concrete) $34 per hour 18 $612
Total Cost $86 per foot 350 $29,963

Additional considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • 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 brick work may not be suitable for DIY.
  • Partial DIY regarding the concrete work may be suitable for able DIY persons.


  • 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 brick wall - partial DIY)
  • New York, NY$135
  • Bronx, NY$111
  • Brooklyn, NY$92
  • Philadelphia, PA$115
  • Washington, DC$100
  • Atlanta, GA$91
  • Miami, FL$82
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$86
  • Minneapolis, MN$101
  • Chicago, IL$118
  • Houston, TX$122
  • San Antonio, TX$82
  • Austin, TX$92
  • Denver, CO$78
  • Phoenix, AZ$82
  • Las Vegas, NV$90
  • Los Angeles, CA$102
  • San Diego, CA$92
  • San Jose, CA$112
  • Seattle, WA$82

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