You have decided to take the diy mailbox post route and you worry that it might be a big job. If you are hoping there exists a method of how to install a mailbox post without concrete, you are in luck! Setting a new mailbox post in concrete requires a lot of labor…not to mention that you are tearing up a hole in your yard. Further, if it’s right in the middle of winter and the ground is frozen, you can forget about it until spring.
Did you know that USPS regulations recommend that you should not set your mail post in concrete? They say that the best mailbox supports are stable but bend or fall away if a car hits them. Similarly, the Federal Highway Administration recommends that you avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports like heavy metal pipes and concrete posts.
So not only does it sound like a better plan to avoid the digging and concrete, it is recommended! As a result, here are a few diy mailbox post ideas to accomplish this hefty task.