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Roughly, what will a wood retaining wall cost me?

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Roughly, what will a wood retaining wall cost me?

Hi all.

Looking to have a wood retaining wall built. I’m wondering what this will cost per square foot? I’m in Halton Hills.

Thanks everybody
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No way to even guesstimate on this. Call some landscaping companies for estimates.
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It’ll be more than you think. Material costs will be reasonable but retaining walls are very labour intensive.
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This may give you a ballpark. I am building a 25' long concrete stone retaining that is about 2' high. The material cost alone is approx. 1k which includes the blocks, coping/cap stone, gravel base, weeping pipe, and misc. stuff. As the other post mentioned, it is very labour intensive.
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RCGA wrote: How long is a piece of string?
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As you can tell, no one will be able to give you an answer.

Beware if you go too cheap because the "wall" needs a lot of extra stuff like proper drainage and reinforcing which is where the real money goes....the stuff you don't see.
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jinglebell79 wrote: Hi all.

Looking to have a wood retaining wall built. I’m wondering what this will cost per square foot? I’m in Halton Hills.

Thanks everybody
I'll do my best:

How long is it?
How tall is it?
How much is it supporting...does the earth its holding back continue to get higher past the wall or is it relatively flat?
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Vague question produces zero answers.

A photo would sort of help.

Measurements would also help.

Best option:
PICKUP YOUR CELLPHONE AND SPEAK TO A LANDSCAPER AND THEN HAVE THEM GIVE AN ESTIMATE. ESTIMATES ARE FREE!
Call a few and then you can get an average cost.
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