You will need to work out railing attachment details for the steel post but that shouldn't be a problem. It will be much stronger than any attachment you are likely to make for the wooden posts. Another solution would be to put steel or PT posts through the slab. Be aware that much of the available not-so-toxic
Fasten the sill plate to the concrete floor using lag bolts and concrete anchors (Image 1). Attach a layer of untreated wood on top of the sill plate to provide a base for interior trim work. Use a reciprocating saw or 32" from the floor. Cut 2x4 boards to length and install them horizontally between the studs to create the top rail.
Hello, and thanks in advance for your help. On the rear of my house there is a 6' x 14' porch. It is constructed of concrete blocks at its base with a concrete slab on top of the block. At one time this porch had a covering, but now it is open. What I want to do is put some deck railing around its perimeter.
11. Use a pneumatic stapler to tack the nailing strips to the ends of the balusters. 12. Securely fasten the nailing strips to the balusters with 2-inch-long ceramic-coated screws. Drive one screw into each end of every 2x2 baluster. 13. Install the bottom rail between the porch posts and secure it with 3-inch-long ceramic-coated