3 Ft Stone Wall Installation Cost


Construction estimating unit cost for a 3 foot high dry-laid stone retaining wall. The wall includes an unreinforced concrete base slab (poured unformed in a trench).

Excavation and backfill costs are not included here.

Unit Size

One lineal foot of wall.

Labor Costs

We figure about 5 feet per hour for a skilled worker with an unskilled helper.

Material Costs

The cost includes concrete for the base (66 lineal feet of base per cubic yard) plus about one ton of fieldstone for every 5 feet of wall.

Suggested Quantity

No suggested quantity. Enter the lineal feet of stone retaining walls required.

Source of Construction Pricing

Based on crew timing for one project done by Turtle Creek Construction. Note that this labor cost assumes delivery of the stone to very convenient locations along the wall site, and squarish field stone that requires a minimum of trimming to fit (the shale around here is very good about that). Local stone in some areas may require quite a bit more time to lay.

Places Included

Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File


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