2 to attach your railing to concrete you will need a hammer drill to drill into the concrete, a standard drill for drilling into the pipe, an allen wrench to tighten the fittings, a hammer, a tape measure, hack saw, vacuum, extension cord, and a sharpie marker.
2 he was able to accomplish this by installing a simple rail handrail kit. "we love this railing - simple to install, and the perfect modern railing look for a completed patio project.". 12. as a condition of a buyers fha loan, craig needed to install a railing on the front concrete steps on a property he was flipping.
2 you may also want to add a second washer between the post holder and the concrete step. make sure that the post holders are completely secure, and that they are not prone to wobbling. step 4 – attaching the wooden railing. finally, position the railing posts in the holders.
2 cut your railing couple inches longer and mark on the spot instead of trying to cut to the exact size. if you are installing in cold weather leave a 3/16” expansion gap for the railing to expand with a change of temperature. use recommended bit size with concrete anchors and vacuum up the dust from the anchor holes.
2 for a porch with a concrete foundation, this requires drilling a post-hole into the concrete before securing the post. for synthetic railings, a pvc or composite shell typically covers a pressure-treated wooden post that provides the actual support.
2 re: install railing on concrete deck i would suggest installing a ledger board on the concrete edge with lag bolts. then, install posts in the ground and secured to the ledger board.
2 how to anchor a porch railing post to concrete. find the exact center of the post location. screw the nut flush onto the end of the concrete anchor bolt, then drill the hole to the depth of the bolt stem plus the thickness of the base plate and an additional 1/8 inch of clearance.
2 deck rail building materials. the materials for this project are: pressure treated 4″x4″x8′ posts. pressure treated 2″x4″x8′ boards. pressure treated 2″x2″x8′ boards for balusters – i space my baluster 3-1/2 inches apart. concrete wedge anchors – 1/2 inch diameter by 5-1/2 or 6 inches long.
2 mark on the surface of the concrete where bolt holes are needed based on the position of the railing. you can mark the concrete with a marker, or by making an indentation in the concrete with a hammer and chisel. have an assistant hold the railing in place while you mark the holes if necessary.
2 replace a wobbly old outdoor handrail with a rock solid one by using strong concrete anchors. we show you how to design and attach one to your steps. a new iron .
2 how to install white vinyl composite railing post to concrete surface porch or deck
2 avoid breakouts by setting railings at least 4 inches in from all edges. a hammer drill is the secret weapon when core drilling into concrete. be sure to vacuum and clean the hole to ensure a solid bond. a modified bar clamp does the trick holding the railing in place before it is set.