Dec 10, 2012, 06:36 PMhikernole
Damaged Brick Mailbox
Recently a repairman accidentally backed into my brick mailbox. The good news is that he seems to have merely tapped it (there is no damage to any bricks, and the structure of the mailbox is sound). The bad news is that the force of impact has caused my mailbox to lift (foundation and all) out of the ground. I would estimate that my mailbox is leaning at roughly a 120-130 degree angle.
What should I look for in having this mailbox repaired? What sort of suggestions for repair will a reputable contractor give me?
Thanks for your help,
Dec 11, 2012, 09:46 AMSparky
Welcome to the boards. This question would be better put in the remodeling section. The HoH board doesn't get a lot of traffic and none of it is from Mike Holmes himself.
A picture might help, you can add one by clicking on the "Add Attachment" link below the post a reply box. You will likely need to resize the picture in Paint or other software because most cellphone cameras and all digital cameras take pictures that exceed the size limitations on the boards.
If the mailbox structure is completely intact I'd probably start by digging in front of the box to allow you to push it back upright. I would probably backfill with a bag or two of readi-mix concrete.
As to contractors to hire, I'd probably look at a decent handyman. A mason would be a good bet as well.