Basement steps railing repair


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Old 11-13-19, 07:32 AM
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Basement steps railing repair

Hi,

The outdoor railing around the steps to our basement door needs to be re-anchored. See attached pic.

I was thinking to remove the broken parts of the cinder block, leaving the "L" shaped portion as is.
Then make a wooden form that I could use to pour in some concrete so as to re-anchor the railing. .

Will this work and what type of concrete should I use for this?

Also, I'll have to make a new crown and patch some cracks in other sections of the crown and was wondering if I should use mortar for this.

Any advice on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-13-19, 10:17 AM
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Is the remaining block stable, can you get cement down a few layers, if so it sounds reasonable.

Cement is fine, mortar would work, the patch work would be better with mortar so that would minimize the number of material needed!
 
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete...8500/100318529 we often use this product for the same issue,,, cement is an ingredient of mortar,,, we wouldn't use mortar as it has much less shear, tensile, & compressive strength compared to grout
 
 

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