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Old 04-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Anchoring 4x4s for stairs, fence

Hello all.. I have 2 questions, first I am pouring a new patio, and replacing my concrete steps with steps I'm going to build. I'm using 4x4 for the main supports in 6 places (4 corners of landing, and bottom step)... I want these steps anchored somehow.. How do I anchor the 4x4 to the ground? Is there a base that's good, or can I lay a 2x4 treated directly on the ground and attach them to that and the 2x4 bolt into the concrete? I hear it can still rot treated wood if its directly on the ground (what about ground contact wood?)
Second, I'm building a small fence around the patio with 4x4 posts, how do I secure these to the concrete without worry of someone leaning on them and breaking the concrete?


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