Cost to Build a Stone Wall
Learn the cost to build a stone wall by doing it yourself compared with the cost a landscaper will charge. Find out what steps are involved and how to plan the job. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.
Today, the property around a house has become an extension of living space, as we enjoy being outdoors. As landscapers are busy designing and refining these spaces, there's a growing interest in stone walls. The rugged good looks and natural beauty of a stone wall can divide a landscape or become a focal point. When built as a dry-stacked wall without mortar, building one is a doable and enjoyable job for a homeowner. If you do it yourself, you'll be assured of a good workout because it involves digging and some heavy lifting.
A landscaper charges $1,428 to build a 40-foot long, 2-foot-high stacked-stone wall. You can build it yourself for $675, the cost of the stones, pocketing a substantial savings. You probably have the tools required to build a stacked-stone fence: a carpenter's level, tape measure and shovel. You'll also need stakes and string and a wheelbarrow to move the stones.
It's labor intensive and the work should be completed in phases. First, lay out the location for the wall, dig a trench and then set the foundation stones. The creative and fun part is last: Stack the stones so that they're appealing and well-positioned. Leave some empty spaces between the stones and tuck in some colorful flowering plants.You'll find calculators for building a stone wall (stack stone) and a patio or sidewalk (flat stone) at Earth Products.
National Average Cost
Build a Stone Wall
- DIY 48%
- PRO 52%