1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Cement Granite mailbox post?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Clarkscape, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Clarkscape

    Clarkscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Got my first granite mailbox install....looking to see if you guys support with concrete or install without?
     
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    Install without concrete, use a gravel and dirt mix make sure you install per USPS guidelines and plumb to the center line of the road. Also bring help a real and proper granite mbox post can weigh in excess of 300 pounds.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    I believe the USPS requires mailbox poss to be "collapsible"
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  4. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    We don't use concrete. We back fill around it with 3/4" processed gravel. Compact the gravel with a sledge hammer (use the top of it).

    DVS, anything is collapsible with a big enough hammer :laugh:
     

Share This Page