Concrete Balusters - Design And Stair Handrailing
A concrete baluster (as shown in picture below) is used for stairways, decks or balcony handrails. Since concrete is an extremely durable product, these balusters could last for an extremely long time.
Concrete balusters also come in different shapes and
sizes. Don't be fooled, especially if you try to pick one of them up by
yourself. Some of these balusters weigh over 100 pounds each.
Home Remodeling Warning: Make sure that you check with a structural engineer, before placing heavy objects like these on a deck, porch or balcony.
Could you imagine adding an additional 2000 to 4000 pounds of weight onto a cantilevered deck or balcony? It might not even be a bad idea to contact a structural engineer, if you were going to place concrete balusters over a 4 inch thick concrete slab.
Just trying use a little common sense, when adding additional weight to any section of your home.
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