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    Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    Our pool is over 50 years old, and has this wrought iron railing around it. We recently had to take down a huge, hundred-year-old oak tree, and in the process one of the rails was knocked over. We had contemplated removing them anyway, so that's what were doing. My question is this: With what should I fill the anchor holes to avoid problems like water collecting in the holes and freezing in the winter? My photos are apparently too large to attach, but hopefully that's enough information. Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Dan
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    Re: Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    Put the photos in photobucket and link them.

    I'd need to see your deck and what we are trying to fill here. Generally you would want some simple cement patching material. But best to see what you have so we can be more helpful.
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    Re: Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    Self leveling concrete patch. It comes in the huge caulking gun size tube at home depot/lowes. Fill the holes and it'll self level out and harden.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sikaflex-...6711/202523824
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    Re: Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    Depends on the size of your hole to be filled. The self-leveling stuff will settle too much if the holes are much over 1/2"
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    Re: Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    Thanks. I hope this is the link to photobucket:

    http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/bloorondo/library/

    The screws are about 2.5" long.
    Last edited by bloorondo; 09-11-2014 at 10:53 PM. Reason: added length of screws that were removed
    Dan
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    Re: Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    There are several things you can do.

    The self leveling concrete above is for filling cracks -- its not designed for something as deep as your holes.

    Home Depot has some other patching materials that may work better:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Phenopatc...4611/202193624

    OR

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/SAKRETE-1...specifications
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    Re: Removing railing: how do I fill the anchor holes in the concrete deck?

    Thank you for the replies.
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