Old railings are commonly mounted directly into the cement, the water retained in the cement can penetrate the railings and cause them to rust. Water can then penetrate both the steel and concrete causing more damage with temperature changes. We fix this problem by, replace that 2 inches with a square mounting plate that mounts onto the cement instead of the post going into the cement. We refurbish the broken concrete too.
Bent railings and post damaged by cars or trees are completely cut out and replaced with new materials. With both bent and rust repair jobs we match the existing finish on the rails.