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Question DetailsAsked on 7/9/2017

How much does a free standing stone wall 6.ft tall x wide 8 ft ,cost per Square foot In austin Tx

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Cement floor - you are going to set a 6 foot wall block or stone wall on top of a floor - I would not do that if you are talking solid stone (so at least 1 foot thick for that height) - you run a good risk of cracking the slab, which is likely made for wood framed walls unless the rest of your interior walls are also stone or block, in which case it might be thick enough (generally 8-12" reinforced for that weight). You probably (with normal 3-45 inch foundation or patio slab) need a proper strip foundation under it if solid rather than veneer.

Cost for block wall (concrete block or landscape building block) with proper foundation probably around $1000-2500, likely $1500 or higher range for that size, true stone probably more like $2000-4000 depending on type of stone placement and work quality.

Stone veneer over a framed wall - assuming this is an interior decorative wall rather than a basement foundation wall - probably more like $800-1000 something per appearance face (so if double-sided - 2 good faces needed, 6x8x2 = 96SF rather than 48SF, and about $1600-2000 range. Artificial (fiberglass/resin) "stone" facade - more like 2/3 that cost, roughly (but also easily a DIY job with that material).

I realize this sound expensive, but this is a real small job. The above would be for a licensed, bonded, insured contractor - pick up a illegal cash payment day worker at Home Depot or off Craigslist and more likely about $600 block or $1000 range with stone - though of course with unknown ability to do a clean, professional job, which is likely more in the range of what "people" will tell you that it should cost - though without warranty or recourse if the result is not what you want or mortar is tracked all through your house.

And of course this is assuming using locally commonly available stone - fancy imported stone could run you as much as $3000-6000 range installed, per face.

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