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How Much Does a Retaining Wall Cost to Build in Georgia?

If you’re considering building a retaining wall on your property, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. Building a retaining wall is an investment – it can add value to your home, reduce soil erosion and protect your property from flooding by assisting with drainage. But first, you need to know what the cost of a retaining wall will be. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that affect the cost of building a retaining wall and provide some average costs for different types of walls.

Material Options

The material costs for building a retaining wall will vary depending on the type of wall you are building. For example, if you are using manufactured block, this will typically cost more than natural stone or boulders. The size and height of the wall will also affect the material costs as larger walls require more materials than smaller ones. Some brands of retaining wall block can be more costly than others, this is typically due to product design and in some cases, increased rigidity.


Labor is one of the most significant aspects of building a retaining wall. Labor costs can vary drastically depending on the complexity of the job and who is doing it (some contractors may charge more than others). Even though large boulders are heavier, if a project has an access point for a mini-excavator the installation team can use a grabber attachment on that machine to place the boulders more efficiently than manual labor. This could lead to lower pricing.

Manufactured block is one of the most labor-intensive services provided by a landscaping company. Between setting the base course, stacking each course of block and the finishing work such as grading, plantings, mulch and constructing a patio, they can become very expensive projects. But block brings a unique design flair compared to natural stone.

Build The Right Retaining Wall With Help From Green Scapes Landscapes

Building a retaining wall is an investment that can help protect your home from flooding, reduce erosion while also improving its curb appeal – but before hiring a contractor it’s important to understand all associated costs so that you can plan accordingly! To build a retaining wall in Georgia, you can expect to pay $25-$50 per square foot. This can increase due to other factors including a specialty block (higher material price), or the scope of work. If your home or business property is located near Fayetteville, GA or surrounding areas, reach out to the team at Green Scapes Landscapes to schedule a design consultation for your next project.

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