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Baluster Sections,(101-106) are three linear feet long and have seven pieces. They include five balustrade pins, one top rail and one bottom rail. Balustrade pins have re bar running thru them and extending out of the tops and bottoms. Bottom rails are precasted with holes spaced seven inches on center and top rails have a grooved channel underneath them. Currently available in five different adjustable radius OD's* that accommodate most all curves.
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On a level area without an elevation drop, the first step of section installation is setting the bottom rail. The installation surface, (wood,cement slab,block wall or footing) will determine the materials needed for bottom rail attachment. The second step is evenly placing and setting the balustrade pins re bar into the bottom rails precasted holes. Use pour stone, latex thinset, spec mix, epoxy or another type of adhesive/mortar, (depending on the job application) to secure them. Be sure that all pins are plum and level until adhesive/mortar dries to prevent shifting**. The last step is to secure the top rail onto the tops of the pins re bar with the same adhesive/motar. Some applications will require re bar running perpendicular across the tops of pins and tying to each pins re bar.(check local codes and see more specific plan drawings*** on this site)
Be sure to sponge clean excess mortar before it dries. We suggest 1/4'' spaced grout lines. For radius sections, raked elevations or radius raked installs,(stairs) we strongly suggest that only experienced masons/contractors perform installs****.
* Outside Dimension
** If you leave the job before the mortar dries and the pins shift, the material often needs to be replaced.
*** See details on the PDF file below.
**** If your surface is a flat and level concrete slab, the job is easy. If there is elevation changes such as stairs, there will need to be a lot of cutting. This should be done by a Mason.
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Alkaline resistant fiberglass, Colton Block-type 2 type-4 cement, white cement, re bar reinforced, water reducers, add mixes. over 2000 PSI strength. Temperature/climate resilient ............. Baluster pins are items with dramatically changing shapes and we guarantee them not to break, but sometimes hairline cracks occur that we can not guarantee. See the before and after gallery pictures of Laguna Precast balusters on commercial buildings, and even homes of satisfied customers.
Laguna Precast products are manufactured with one of three different types of molds, fiberglass, latex or silicon. Each of these materials give a different texture to the finished product. We use silicon molds for smooth finished products with less details in them. Examples of silicon molded products are wall caps, (307, 308 and 309) window sills and surrounds; our Foamcast� products, (404, 405 and 406) are good examples. Latex is best for items with fine details such as planters with designs, (812,813, and 817) and fountain parts that have lifelike designs such as the Palm tree fountains and also fountains, (901, 904 and 908). Finally fiberglass molds are used to mass produce with less cost and labor. They yield a texture that is slightly courser than silicon or latex. Our products that are made with fiberglass molds are most balustrade pins, table sets, benches and some other examples are many of the posts & columns. Laguna Precast uses the most cost effective materials to achieve the most attractive look for our products. Be sure to click on the pictures to see each product close up view.
Balusters pins have a slightly coarse texture to them, while the rails are a smoother finish. The top rails are comfortable to lean against or sit on. This unique texture blend is not only attractive, it is multi functional. To Columns To Columns To see Posts & Columns products, pricing and gallery, click on a photo.