How to Install a Delivery Vault

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Saw
  • Caulk gun
Materials Required
  • Delivery Vault
  • Caulk

Before You Begin

Below are the steps involved to make the installation, but before you start, consider the pros and cons of doing it yourself. If you're looking for a contractor to do the job, click here at Home Advisor a free service that matches homeowners with prescreened qualified contractors.

  • Step 1 : Read the installation instructions

    Carefully read the directions that came with the delivery vault. The directions contain the roughing in dimensions for the unit.

    Read the installation instructions
  • Step 2 : Determine the location

    Check with your local post office and courier services to ask about the correct placement and height of the delivery vault. A garage wall is often used because it's concealed from the public, but easy for a delivery service to access.

  • Step 3 : Frame the wall

    Check that the wall where you want to install the vault is free of electrical, plumbing or other wiring. Measure the height and width of the wall-mounted unit and cut holes in the siding according to the placement directions to create a frame for the vault.

  • Step 4 : Fasten the vault into the frame

    Using the fasteners provided or suggested, secure the vault in the frame, adding shims, when necessary. Check the installation for gaps that may require flashing or insulation to complete the job. If anchoring the vault to the floor so it sits on a flat solid surface, follow the instructions to secure it.