Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 3
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Race701 Decent Brackets
I purchased 7 of these for a front porch project. Of course the last one opened did not contain the mounting bracket or bolts. The bracket is of high quality sturdy construction. The post could be better. The end that slides into the bracket could have a better fit. my posts had over 1/4" play side to side. I understand that shimming is required to square up the post, I don't think that over 1/4" is required. The concrete bolts and washers were acceptable. If the washers are not pushed inward towards the center of the post, the trim piece I used would not fit down over them. When the trim piece fit over the washers, it still had approximately 1/8" gap to the concrete floor. Certainly a bead of caulk will fill the gap. I am of the opinion that the less caulk used the more professional the job looks.
October 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Alyoshablue Nice Product w/ Modification
First off, the only nice thing about this bracket kit is the bracket, itself. Out of the several that I have used for other Veranda products, I had to return 2 for poor craftsmanship of the 4 x 4 post. Further, the bracket itself does not lend itself to a 3.5" lower rail installation, as when you drill through the post sleeve, you will hit the bracket's metal (which you can drill through). I also recommend to through away the accompanying bolts/screws, as they are junk - not to mention, the washers that come with this will not allow a lower trim piece to sit flush with your deck/concrete. Do yourself a huge favor and purchase the Red Head 3/8" x 3" wedge anchors and your installation will be a breeze (quicker install and washers are not too big). You may have to buy a smaller wedge anchor depending on the hole (or be prepared to enlarge the mounting plate hole).
April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Grizzly1 Hardware for Concrete
The post and bracket worked perfectly. However, I had quite of bit of difficulty with the anchor bolts. Had to go and get a different type of anchor at the store that worked better for my application.
September 22, 2013