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What Goes Into Pricing a Concrete Fence?

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Purchasing a concrete fence is a big investment. At Hilltop Concrete we try to be as upfront as possible about what cost factors we consider with every quote. Some factors we look at when determining costs are the fence’s dimensions, the location of the project, and the labor involved. There are some costs, like the preparation costs, that will remain the same, regardless of the height of the wall. It seems pretty simple, right? However, every property is different and no two quotes are the same. The personal service offered at Hilltop Concrete sets us apart from other companies by giving each customer a personalized experience.

One of the first questions we ask someone when they request a quote is, “what length and height do you want?”. This question tells us more than you think about the cost involved in your project. It gives the amount of material we will probably need, what lead time we would need to produce it, and how many shipments it would take to deliver it all. We can even calculate how much paint we would need to purchase to put the finishing touches on your fence. We can also get an idea of any customizations needed. Privacy fences are usually 6 feet or 8 feet tall but we have installed our StackedStone system at heights of 10 and 12 feet tall. Those who are purchasing a concrete fence for security reasons might add barbed wire along the top or an automatic sliding gate for ease of access. Hilltop Concrete can provide a range of customizations to fit the needs of every client. 

Once we nail down what kind of fence will be installed and finalize its dimensions, we will need to take a look at where the fence is going to be installed. Location matters for more than shipping estimates. If the project location is in a city with strict permit requirements, it would impact the final cost or provide height restrictions. There may also be utility lines or other obstacles, like trees, preventing the installation of the fence where originally intended. Other factors that could play a role in the costs are the removal of obstructions, the grading, and soil conditions that may require special equipment. We complete an in-person review of each site before finalizing your quote in order to account for these factors on every project. Hilltop Concrete’s 20+ years of experience installing concrete fences can make sure factors like difficult soil, weather, or a sloped fence line do not increase your overall cost unnecessarily.

Once the location of the fence is finalized and we have reviewed the property, we can then account for the labor cost. A 100-foot fence takes less time and labor to install than a 500-ft fence because the crew’s time is required for a shorter amount of time. However, if that 100-ft of fencing does not have access for equipment or concrete, we must factor in the need to hand dig the piers and cause an increase in labor costs. Fence height must also be factored into labor because taller fences require deeper footers and even rebar support cages in some cases. Without equipment access, manually digging and pouring concrete will increase the overall cost of your fence due to the additional labor. Factors such as these can sometimes prove to be challenging but we can reduce the financial impact if we are aware of these challenges upfront. 

Installing a precast concrete fence for your project is a big investment and with Hilltop Concrete’s precast concrete fence systems, you can feel confident knowing that you are getting the best-priced precast concrete fencing solution available while still maintaining the quality and durability you expect for your project. Combined with our knowledgeable, trained, and experienced installers, our precast concrete fencing system will provide a long-lasting and durable option that will look as good as the day it was installed years down the line! At Hilltop concrete, we take great pride in our precast concrete fence systems and we are proud to have a team that offers a level of dedication that is second to none. Reach out to us today at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or by phone at 903-630-5465 to learn more about our products and how we can become your trusted concrete fence contractor!