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hand rails ????

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by joe the lawn guy, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. joe the lawn guy

    joe the lawn guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    i'm doing a walk with steps and the client ask for a hand rail.. any ideas other than wood & pipe..
  2. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Call a railing company. If your making steps using retaining wall block, you may want to fill the end blocks with cement to make them strong. Also, the railing company will core drill into the blocks for anchoring. Filling them with stone will just hamper the drilling and not allow the railing to recess easily.
  3. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    we have used modified tree stakes in the past. it makes a nice looking natural railing. or if you are looking for something a little more formal, Trex colonial rails are nice.

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