How it all began
It is not just about selling mailboxes. It is about the process, service, and quality that comes from true experience.
About Mr. Mailbox
A while ago we bought a new home and of course, the mailbox inside the brick column was rusty and literally coming apart. Being a DIY kinda guy, I marched to the street curb to begin removing the mailbox one afternoon after work. By nightfall I still hadn’t finished it! In total, it took me about 8 hours to finish installing the new mailbox. I said then that I’d never touch another one. But what kept eating at me was how long it took me. About a month later I had come up with 20 different ways to do it more efficiently. I went to see a few friends I had made in my neighborhood and all 5 of them said they couldn’t wait to have a new one. Well, that’s how Mr Mailbox came along...
I’d figure that about 99% of the people we’ve met couldn’t find anyone to repair their brick mailboxes. Besides bugs, spiders, geckos, and water getting inside, at some point you’ll be needing a tetanus shot. If you’d like to try it on your own, I don’t mind sharing some tips to help.
No. The brick and mortar around the existing mailbox is all that is removed. And the new mailbox will be laid in a bed of wet concrete just as the way it was originally constructed.
Absolutely. There are several colors readily available (orders can be made as well) and all different sizes too.
Changing the size mailbox to be larger is possible in some situations but certainly not all. Each mailbox is a case by case basis.
To perform a mailbox remove & replace in a brick column takes anywhere from one to three hours. I wouldn’t count on not receiving the mail.
Possibly. The concrete may cause the metal to rust eventually. But we’re using steel mailboxes that are much thicker and stronger than anything typically used 10 years ago or more. There are also measures that can be taken to prevent it entirely if interested.
Let it sit for at least 12 hours once it’s complete. This gives the concrete time set up and take a good hold on it.