Community Mailbox Re-Installation

Submitted by: ssoifer Mission Viejo, CA – Thursday, March 10, 2011

I would like to know the cost to reinstall a community mailbox that has been knocked out by a car. The mailbox is made of metal has a metal post and it stands on a metal base. There is no digging involved the post needs to be re-welded into place.

The same mailbox is to be used.

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $225

Consensus Price: $225

High Price: $250


3 thoughts on “Community Mailbox Re-Installation”

  1. Thanks for sending in a question. It sounds simple enough nothing too complicated. For myself I would charge you a travel fee of $25.00 then a charge of $65.00 an hour for lifting securing and welding the mailbox back into place.

    Will it need any finish Paint Cleaning up adjustments from hitting the ground? And how heavy do you think it is? Could one man lift this or would I need help?

  2. Anywhere between $100 and $350 depending on how far away from our shop it’s located and how many trips are involved and how much repair is needed to get it all working properly again. If it needs welding we would take the base back to our shop where we have an aluminum welder as most of those modern community mailboxes & posts are aluminum. Sometimes it costs less just to purchase a whole new post and avoid the 2nd trip charge. Photos are very helpful- that way we can see what we need to bring and complete the job the right way the first time.

    Thanks for asking! If you are in WI or Northern IL many times we can be there in less than 24 hours.

  3. I need my mailbox moved from one side of the driveway to the other. It will NOT need any welding. We have already been approved by the postal service!
    Thank you kindly

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