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How To Install a Granite Mailbox Post

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Aug 2, 2021 10:35:40 AM

Your mailbox is not only a gateway to communication with the outside world; it’s also part of the overall curb appeal of your home. If you currently have an existing mailbox on a wooden, plastic, metal or concrete post, chances are, at some point, you will need to replace it due to environmental erosion to the foundation or post causing it to lean, or rotting wood weakening the structure.

A granite mailbox post provides the everlasting durability of stone pulled and cut from solid rock. It’s just a matter of setting it in place correctly.

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Topics: Granite, granite posts, mailbox posts, Woodbury Gray

On the Road with the Truck Drivers of Swenson Granite Works: Part Two

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Feb 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Swenson Granite Works truck drivers are as hardworking as the natural stone products they deliver throughout the Northeast. Whether they’re installing classic granite steps, mailbox or lamp posts, these guys excel at getting the job done, and getting it done right.

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Topics: granite steps, mailbox posts, lamp posts

On the Road with the Truck Drivers of Swenson Granite Works: Part One

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Aug 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At Swenson Granite Works, customer service is just as important as the quality of the natural stone products we produce. As a family business for over 135 years, each of our employees plays a unique role in fulfilling our commitment to unmatched craftsmanship and dedication.

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Topics: granite steps, mailbox posts, contest

Real Estate Market Trends and Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home Through Curb Appeal

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on May 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Updated on August 31, 2021

Like a handshake with a new acquaintance, the curb appeal of your home gives a lasting first impression. It can tell people if your home is well cared for, provide a hint into its charm and style, and bring you a higher return on investment when it's time to sell.

South Hadley, Massachusetts realtor Aimee Kelly knows this. She shows homes to potential buyers every day and sees the looks on their faces when they get their first glimpse of a house for sale. Cracked front steps or a mailbox sitting on a rotting wood post can speak volumes and instantly turn buyers away.


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Topics: mailbox posts, curb appeal, Massachusetts

The Dirt on Digging Holes for Granite Fence Posts, Lamp Posts and Mailbox Posts

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Feb 26, 2018 9:41:00 PM

If you are ready to light your landscape, create a rustic fence line, or upgrade your mailbox with granite, it’s important to know how you’re going to dig those post holes.

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Topics: granite posts, fence posts, mailbox posts, lamp posts

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