Cost Of Sitting Walls
I am trying to build a patio. However, I would like to know how much a sitting wall could cost. These walls are on the side of the patio, and their dimensions are 17' x 2' and 11'x2' - the material is paver cambridge renaissance collection. I hope you can help me!!!!
I'll assume that you are looking to have a contractor build them? If not, you just need to call a supplier and get material costs. I see you are in Virginia. Try Allied Stone in Charlottesville.
Regarding it being built by a contractor...you'll find various prices among the different companies. However, I'll give you some VERY rough figures.
The wall 17' long by 2' high is 34 square feet. The wall 11' long by 2' high is 22 square feet.
This is a total of 56 square feet.
However, a seat wall has two sides, as opposed to a retaining wall which only has one visible side. Therefore you need to double the square footage which brings it to 112 square feet.
As mentioned, pricing can vary, but I'll use about $60 per square foot. $60 x 112sf = $6720.00
The wall cap, which is where you sit, might be additional. Shop around, particularly now. I hope this was clear...any other questions let me know.
By the way, your seat walls do not have to be 2' high. You'll find them comfortable at 21" high.
And if you would like complete cost information on parts of landscaping, including paving materials, take a look at my ebook.
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