Basement steps railing repair

Old 11-13-19, 06:32 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Basement steps railing repair


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.

Attached Images  
Old 11-13-19, 09:17 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,745
Received 1,210 Upvotes on 1,098 Posts
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!
Old 12-13-19, 01:30 PM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: usa
Posts: 1,239
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post 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

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: