Installing a stone wall may be part of a larger structure or it may stand alone as a property border to keep out strays and prying eyes, and keep in your own loved ones and valuables.
You will find that the cost to install an average stone 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.
In the following table the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.
Stone wall: built as a perimeter fence, 350 feet of 6' tall stone wall (2100 sq.ft.)
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Stone wall: rubble stone delivered and assembled into a wall with 1/2" mortar joint; including waste and miscellaneous material. 900 hour task.||$11.00||per sq.ft.||2,250||$24,750|
|Footing: concrete mixed onsite; 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|
|Equipment: footing trencher and power cement mixer; including transport and operating fuel.||$0.96||per foot||350||$336|
|Equipment and Material Cost||$76||per foot||350||$26,473|
|+ Labor Cost (stone)||$40||per hour||900||$36,000|
|+ Labor Cost (concrete)||$34||per hour||18||$612|
|Total Cost||$180||per foot||350||$63,085|
Prices range from $76 per foot (350 foot stone wall - DIY) to $180per foot (350 foot stone wall) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: