Cost of Retaining Walls

Item Buy Qty Low High
Material start qty $839.99 $1070.99
Labor start qty $304.25 $423.38
Supplies, Tools $108.58 $125.62
Total   $1252.82 $1619.99

Finished Area 220 square feet

Material Value grade

Labor Unlicensed subcontractor

Site Conditions loose soil

Zip Code

Do you need to know the average cost to install Retaining Walls in your zip code? Do you need a fair, trustworthy and easy-to-understand 2014 estimate of Retaining Wall material, installation and job supply costs?

The homewyse Retaining Wall cost estimator provides up-to-date pricing for your area. Just enter your project size/quantity, job options and zip code - and then select "Update".


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Retaining Walls - Pricing and Installation Cost Notes

  • Retaining Wall cost estimates may require an onsite inspection. Usually these estimates will be "free". You should expect any estimate to be presented with an in-depth sales pitch/presentation.
  • The homewyse cost estimates include all typical costs for basic subsurface preparation for sturdy foundation, material layout and fabrication, and setting in exterior grade mortar.
  • Higher priced Retaining Walls may include features such as sturdier wall foundation, material layout and fabrication, setting in exterior grade mortar with reinforcing bar and grouting.
  • The homewyse Retaining Wall cost estimates do not include costs for demolition / removal of existing hardscape or extensive cut and fill.
  • The variation in installation costs for complex configurations (non-rectangular shape, many corners, multiple levels, etc.) can be considerable. For accurate cost estimates, collect detailed bids from several qualified professionals.
  • Low to High labor cost range differences are in part due to variations in work load, job location and seasonal wage rates.
  • To maximize the payback of your Retaining Wall investment, use materials and installation quality appropriate for your home and neighborhood - but be careful not to overimprove. Less expensive alternatives to Retaining Walls may provide a better return on investment.
  • Retaining Wall installation costs vary considerably by location. For an accurate estimate in your area, enter your zip code in the calculator above.
  • Reduce total project cost by having multiple vendors bid on the same, detailed work specification of your Retaining Wall project.

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