We went with the aluminum fencing that looks like wrought iron and a little under 200 linear feet ran close to $7K. Some people in our neighborhood will do a weird mix of brick and wood or aluminum like ours mixed with wood and it never looks very good.
Has anyone repaired motar on their own and cares to comment? We have some rock based retaining walls where the motar on the top is cracking and I feel like it should be an easy job but don't know if that is the case. It would not be a structural fix, just cosmetic. I am also thinking of doing some small brick projects at the same time but again, if motar is too much of a hassle, brickwork is too.
It's not that hard. Just take your time, be neat, and clean up the mortar early and often. A big ass sponge and a bucket of water are good to have on hand.
Are you thinking of filling cracks? Or mortaring over them?