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Sarango Landscaping and Tree Removal offer stone or concrete block retaining wall construction services in Orange, CT and surrounding towns of New Haven County.  The cost of building a retaining wall can vary widely depending on several factors, including the material used, the size and complexity of the wall, labor costs, and regional pricing variations. Here are some general guidelines to help estimate the cost:

Factors Affecting Cost

  1. Material:
    • Concrete: $20 to $40 per square foot.
    • Concrete Blocks: $10 to $20 per square foot.
    • Natural Stone: $25 to $75 per square foot.
    • Brick: $14 to $30 per square foot.
    • Wood: $15 to $25 per square foot.
  2. Wall Height and Length:
    • Taller and longer walls will naturally cost more due to the increased materials and labor required.
  3. Labor Costs:
    • Labor costs can vary widely depending on the region, ranging from $50 to $75 per hour on average.
  4. Site Preparation:
    • Costs can increase if the site requires significant preparation, such as excavation, grading, or removal of existing structures.
  5. Design Complexity:
    • Simple, straight walls are less expensive than curved or terraced walls, which require more complex construction techniques.
  6. Additional Features:
    • Adding drainage systems, reinforcement, or decorative elements can increase the overall cost.

Average Cost Estimates

  • Small, Simple Walls: A small, straightforward retaining wall (e.g., 3 feet high and 20 feet long) might cost around $1,500 to $3,000.
  • Medium-sized Walls: For a medium-sized wall (e.g., 4 feet high and 50 feet long), expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000.
  • Large or Complex Walls: Large or highly complex walls can easily cost $10,000 to $20,000 or more.

Example Breakdown

For a concrete block retaining wall that is 4 feet high and 50 feet long:

  • Material Costs: $10 to $20 per square foot → $2,000 to $4,000
  • Labor Costs: Approximately $3,000 to $5,000
  • Total Estimated Cost: $5,000 to $9,000

Tips for Accurate Cost Estimation

  • Get Multiple Quotes: Obtain quotes from several contractors to get a better idea of the market rate.
  • Site Visit: Ensure contractors perform a site visit before providing a quote, as this will result in a more accurate estimate.
  • Detailed Breakdown: Request a detailed cost breakdown, including materials, labor, and any additional expenses.
  • Contingency Budget: Set aside an additional 10-20% of the estimated cost to cover unexpected expenses or changes in the project scope.

These estimates can provide a starting point, but actual costs can vary significantly based on specific project requirements and local market conditions.  For an accurate estimate for your next Orange, CT retaining wall project, contact us today at (203) 430-8650 to schedule a no-cost consultation and estimate! You can click the following link to view our 5-star Google Reviews.

Our Service Areas:

Sarango Landscaping and Tree Removal service the following an surrounding towns of; West Haven, East Haven, Woodbridge, Hamden, Orange, Branford, North Haven, Ansonia, Derby, North Branford, Shelton, Milford, Seymour,