Cost to Install a Brick Wall in 2020

Brick can add beauty to your home and is often a more durable and long-lasting finish than other common types of siding, such as vinyl or wood.[1] Brick has been used on buildings for centuries and is still very common today.

You might be wondering how much it costs to install brick, we'll cover that in detail below.

2020 Brick Wall Costs

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Typical Price Range $2,000 - $7,000
Typical Price Range (per square foot) $15 - $30


How Much Does Brick Installation Cost?

A new brick wall typically costs between $15 – $30 per ft2 to install, including material and labor, while brick veneers cost $4 – $10 per ft2.[2] There are several factors that could affect the cost of your wall.

The actual price of installation varies, so it’s important to get several estimates to find out how much your installation will cost.

Mason installing a brick wall

Cost of Brick Materials

Material typically costs $6 to $12 per ft2 for your common clay brick, but the price can vary by style and type.[3]

Using historic and reclaimed brick can affect the price as well as they typically cost. Using a natural stone could also cost more while a concrete block may cost less.

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A common brick is normally made from clay and fired in a kiln, while a concrete block is simply cast from concrete. Natural stone may be cut or honed from a larger stone, which often adds to the cost. Brick is often priced by the block, not the square foot, use our brick calculator to find out how many blocks you need for your project.

Cost of Labor

The cost of labor for a mason to install a brick wall is usually between $7 and $10 per ft2. Masons charge anywhere from $50-$70 per hour and some handymen and contractors charge $30-$50 per hour.

The cost of labor is usually dependent on the skill level of the mason, and more skilled masons can often install a wall faster and it will look better than an installation by an unskilled mason. More skilled masons can also incorporate more complicated designs.

Other Cost Factors

Complex designs may increase the cost of a brick installation

One other factor that affects the cost of a brick wall installation is the complexity of the design. More complex designs often take more time to install and may incur more waste, which raises the cost of materials.

Traditional designs that are often normally priced would be a running bond or common bond pattern, while complex designs may incorporate patterns, textures, and varying layouts.

Large or unique projects may cost more per square foot. A project with high walls may require additional footings or support structures to support the load of a higher wall.

All pricing information on this page is based on average industry costs, and is subject to variance for project-specific materials, labor rates, and requirements.

References

  1. Flori Muresan, Masonry Construction: Advantages and Disadvantages, Nearby Engineers, https://www.ny-engineers.com/blog/masonry-construction-advantages-and-disadvantages
  2. Texture Plus, Brick vs. Stone Home Siding: Costs, Maintenance & More, https://www.textureplus.com/brick-vs-stone/
  3. Heather McKinney, Brick Vs. Siding Cost, Hunker, https://www.hunker.com/12327450/brick-vs-siding-cost