Mailbox post in concrete?

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-25-04, 09:07 PM
homeowner80
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Mailbox post in concrete?

Should I stablize the mailbox post with concrete or secure it some other way? Beacuse i've heard that concrete rottens the wooden post! True or not true? Any suggestions? Thanx!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-25-04, 09:11 PM
Member
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 9,483
Concrete holds moisture which can hasten the demise of the post. It should last for many years. You could set one of the fixtures for a post in concrete and attach the post to the fixture and avoid the whole issue.

I put mine in the ground and pack soil around it, because it gets hit from time to time and I don't want it to break.

Hope this helps.
 
  #3  
Old 05-26-04, 04:03 PM
Hellrazor's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Eastern USA
Posts: 1,038
You can also pack around the post with baseball sized stones and jam them in with a post bar. This will allow water to drain away from around the post.
 
  #4  
Old 06-11-04, 09:56 AM
jatco's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,050
Upvotes Received: 1
If you are using concrete for the post, what I have done for a couple of clients, is when you are 'topping' off the concrete arouind the post above ground level, make the concrete higher than the ground and tapper the concrete away from the post, so that any water that falls, will run down and away from the post..and you could run a bead of caulking or silicone around the perimeter of the post...after the concrete has dried.... That may help.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes