Railings

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by OutdoorCreations, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. OutdoorCreations

    OutdoorCreations LawnSite Member
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    I looked at a job this morning and among other things the HO's wanted a railing installed on their existing EP Henry steps. The steps have bullnose treads. The exposed stairs (5 steps) lead to an elevated patio.
    Is it possible to install a railing after the fact? They were thinking something like wrought iron.
    There are mulch beds on either side if that helps any.

    What do you guys think? I may sub it out if it is too complicated.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Iron railings are installed after the block steps are constructed, yes.
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  3. OutdoorCreations

    OutdoorCreations LawnSite Member
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    Other then the bullnose and and the step block there is nothing in there to accept the railing. Can you tapcon the 2 bases of the railings to the bullnose and it be strong enough? It doesn't seem strong enough to me.
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    No bases. The railing fabrication company will core drill through the bull nose and through the block under the bull nose. Drop the railing post in. Firm up with a concrete based stuff.



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