Last month, I finished a railing project for a homeowner. The old concrete steps at their house had to be replaced and with it went the original 40-year-old railing. The new railing design was brought up to current code, which means tighter gaps between the pickets and a taller size, but otherwise it mimicked the first design. The railing was fabricated and painted in my shop and installed at the site. The posts are fastened to concrete using expansion bolts. The hand railing along the brick is 8-feet long. The entire rail is solid, welded steel. Here are three shots of the finished railing.