Do you have a leaning mailbox post?
Mailbox posts will eventually start to lean and loosen from the ground over time. This can be the result of a poor original installation, soil erosion, rotting wood beneath the ground, and/or physical damage done to shift the post (such as a mailbox being hit by a vehicle). Either way, there are several ways of how to repair your leaning mailbox post depending on the unveiled damage.
•If the post’s damage is minimal and only needs to be straightened without worry of rotted or broken parts beneath the ground:
1. Simply wedge materials next to the post within the post hole
2. Choose firm materials, such as rocks, cut-down cedar shingles, or even concrete to mix
3. If the repair requires wedging, be sure to pour sand inside the hole to fill in the gaps.
4. Compact the post with a heavy steel rod to get the best results.
• If the post has rotted or broken off beneath the surface:
1. Pull up the post altogether to determine the level of damage.
2. If the post is damaged below the surface, it is most likely time to install a new mailbox post.
3. Prevent rotting altogether in the future, by purchasing one of our maintenance free, powder-coated, all-aluminum posts or trimmer guards!
If you need to replace your mailbox post, request a quote from Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes, or give us a call at (317) 899-5556 to find a replacement. Our staff is ready to assist you with product selection and installation scheduling.
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Originally posted on Sept. 2nd, 2014. Updated on May 24th, 2018.