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 ...
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Post Beam Connections Maximize the surface area of the beam resting on top of the post to take advantage of the compression strength supplied by the perpendicular grain of the support post. IRC Code requires a minimum of 1-1/2" direct bearing for beams over support posts.
It’s not that difficult to attach a wood handrail post to a concrete walk, patio or porch slab. Here’s how. Mark the location of the holes in a metal post bracket on the concrete. Drill holes in the concrete of the right diameter for lead shields using a masonry bit in a hammer drill. Insert ...
You keep the post off the (post #201241, reply #4 of 9) by xxPaulCPxx in reply to BigMish [original] on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 09:05 You keep the post off the concrete by using the metal connector that keeps them off the concrete.
Once again, the companies that make the metal connecters for attaching the post to the concrete piers, well, they make similar metal connectors that allow you to do a great job of connecting the wood posts to the wood beam.
If you want to avoid the steel braces and have an attractive, complete wood look that is also strong, there are a few ways. A combination of strongbacks on the outside faces of the posts and cornice braces from the post to under the beams would look great and stabilize the beams.
I will be putting a 4x4 vinyl sleeve over the 4x4 treated post. I am aware of the bracket that you fasten to the concrete, then to the post. Using that method concerns me about how stable the top of the post will be.
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Attaching posts to a cement patio can seem like a baffling job. There’s simply no way to attach them directly, as wood won’t join to cement. You need something that will join the two of them together. Even then you won’t have a perfect, strong fit. If the posts are being used for a deck, for ...
Allows easy installation of 4x4 wood posts on existing concrete. Pylex 13048 44 Post Base, Black. ... To solidly attach a square post to a concrete or wood deck. Adds ...
A third option for attaching a post to solid concrete or concrete block is side mounting, which works well on an elevated masonry base, such as steps or a raised concrete porch. A good rule of thumb when side mounting is to attach at least one-third of the post below the top level of the concrete.
After you ensure the post anchors are locked into position, you could proceed to installing the wooden posts. Consequently, in order to anchor a post to concrete, you need to paint its bottom section with wood primer, as to make sure it will resist against moisture.
This commonly used deck foundation uses reinforcing bar (rebar) to firmly connect the footing at the base to the concrete pier. At the top, a metal post base connects the concrete pier to a wooden post.