the only real difficulty with installing vinyl railings on a concrete porch is that the railings are slightly more difficult to install in comparison to on top of a wood or composite deck. since concrete is much harder than wood or composites, special tools and mounting protocols are needed, which are naturally more time consuming and more
re: install railing on concrete deck dj1 a more solid way is to cut a 9' square in the concrete slab assuming it's on dirt , remove the broken concrete, dig down at least 18', pour new concrete and insert a simpson 4x4 anchor in the concrete.
it has a 4-inch layer of gravel underneath and extends beyond the steps about 36 inches. you can find step-by-step instructions for pouring a concrete pad landing in how to build a deck: wood stairs and stair railings. this deck uses another option concrete footers like those that support the deck frame.
how to install white vinyl composite railing post to concrete surface 17 jul 2014 this is the second part of the porch column installation video. here is a detailed step by step instruction on installation of the vinyl composite
if you have a composite railing system, you can now use the titan post anchor and affordably attach posts to concrete porch with slope. installing a fence on a sloped site - basement finishing and family
in this video he is installing seven trust composite deck railing. he shows how to measure, cut and attach the deck railing post sleeves, the horizontal deck rails, and the balusters. category
attaching the railing to a concrete base. 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.
deck rail installation overview the house sits on a hillside and the basement level concrete patio lacked a deck rail, giving the house an unfinished look. i built a 25 inch high deck rail from scratch using pressure treated lumber and corrosion resistant wood screws.
finishing off and installing the top caps when all the railing sections have been installed, drive 3' nails down through the top of the railing and into the balusters. in addition to the glue at the bottom, this will help avoid the twisting and turning of the balusters over time.
typically, the standard height for a porch railing is somewhere between 36 and 42 inches. it is important that you know the height you want first. make sure that you also measure the stairways if there will be handrails. it is common that the minimum amount of distance between your support posts is around 12 inches.