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Old 11-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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stone wall: estimating cost

Hi All,

I have a 1918 house with a completely rotten picket fence surrounding it.

The property is rectangular, about 90' by 60'.

I'm thinking rather than replacing the fence and deal with the constant headache of maintenance, of building a nice stone wall.

I saw one that I really like, it's only about a foot off the ground, with little square blocks mortared together. I believe it's granite, very old, with nice stone finials.

I'm sure there is a huge spectrum of cost with stone.

Could you guys shoot me a few ideas of cost with a few different kinds of stone? (Granite, Fieldstone, etc...)
Assuming I will do the work myself, but pay close to retail for the material.



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Old 11-27-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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I would suggest you go to the Source,... Local stone will be cheapest...

Aren't the western mountians of Mass Granite,..??
Field stone can be bought from the right Farmer,... Many of them have a stonepile or 2, from picking stones out of their plowed fields...
Just south of you, I believe they still mine River stone out of the Connecticut...
Usually the closer the cheaper, just because of transport costs...
I'd think you could find it for between $4.00,+ $10.00 a ton...Plus delivery of course...


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try a local garden center, you can check out what type stone they have, tell them what you are looking to do. With your measurments they can give you cost for stone and delivery. They are better at estimating tons or cubic yards of material then I am.
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