Asked on Jan 5, 2019

How do I stabilize my tilted mailbox?

Edward S Watkins JrNan W.Tinyshoes


My mailbox is tilted over after being hit and I need to stabilize same before it falls completely over.

4 answers
  • Gk
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Hello Edward! You may want to check and see if the post that holds your mailbox is broken below ground level first. You don't mention whether your post is wood or metal. You can prop it up by mailing some boards into the post--giving the posts "legs" to support it. It's a temporary fix. After years of the snowplow hitting the mailbox in the winter and dealing with frozen ground and no way to set a new wood post until spring we finally invested in a metal swing a way system so that if the mailbox gets hit it just swings back without damaging the post. The neighbor put his mailbox on top of an upside down garbage can for about 3 months one year until the ground thawed!!

  • Tinyshoes
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Ed....Quikrete should work to straighten and stabilize.

  • Nan W.
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Edward: This is just not a prop-up job. You will need a new post and concrete.

  • Edward S Watkins Jr
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Thanks for all of the input will check further and make a repair decision then Again thank you.

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