3 Tips for Reducing the Cost of a Concrete Block Fence

If you want to construct a concrete block fence, you could have a professional brick mason do the work for you. However, that would require that you pay him a lot of money for his time and labor. The cheaper way to go is to learn to build a concrete block fence yourself. Constructing a basic block fence out of concrete is not difficult, and these tips will help you save even more money when you are doing the work.

Consider Making Your Own Blocks

If you really want to save money on your concrete fence, then there is no better place to start than with the concrete blocks themselves. With a few basic tools, you can create your own molds for a concrete blocks. There are also many tutorials on the Internet available that will walk you through the process of creating your own blocks. To find them, simply use a major search engine and enter terms like "how to make concrete blocks."

Use Old Wood for Forms

Instead of buying new lumber for forms you will need when pouring the footer for your fence, try to find old pieces of wood from other projects or get friends and family to donate old pieces of wood that are no longer needed. With the expensive prices of lumber at hardware stores, this alone can save you a considerable amount of money on your project.

Don't Waste Mortar

When it's time to start installing your wall, only mix the amount of mortar you will need. Instead of making one large batch, mix smaller batches that will only last one or two hours. When mortar dries out too much, it is very difficult to mix again and reuse.