When it comes to meter sockets/bases, this is a matter better left to a qualified electrician. The risk of serious injury or death if the line coming from the utility is energized is too great for the Do It Yourselfer.
Installing a meter base is a complicated thing , that only a qualified electrician cand perform. The meter base has to be placed near to your house within 4 feet of it , and in an easy to access place.
You have to install a meter base out side within 4 feet nearer to your home closest, and in
easily accessible location. It should be located on a structure owned by you and shoul be 5to6 feet above the ground level.