Unsturdy mailbox post

by Theresaloren
After having over 9 feet of snow in two weeks my mailbox post loosened up. How can I make it
sturdy in the soil again without major work? I am a 73 year old somewhat handicapped woman.
  4 answers
  • Eglehawk Eglehawk on Apr 19, 2015
    Straighten up the post then add some sand to fill up any gap. If the soil is wet you can push down on the soil ,pushing it toward the post on all sides. Push the soil after a few rainy days. Sometimes that's all that's needed. Then when the soil dries it will be nice and tight again.
  • Darla Darla on Apr 19, 2015
    Wedge it in with some rocks.
  • L L on Apr 19, 2015
    If you follow eglehawk's recommendation an easy way to tamp it down is with the end of a piece of 2x4.
  • Debellen Debellen on Apr 19, 2015
    Actually, the best way to firm it up is to dig the dirt out around it and pour in dry cement. It will absorb moisture from the ground and be cemented securely in place.
    • Theresaloren Theresaloren on Apr 19, 2015
      @Debellen You and Eglehawk have offered great solutions and I will get on it this week sometime. Thank You all