Stoop railing snapped at base due to rust
One day while I was climbing the four steps to my stoop the hand rail gave a little bit, at which point I noticed that the railing had snapped at the base. With a little more force the railing totally came off. It appears that rust had compromised the integrity of the iron railing.
Now I have a railing with shorter support posts and two holes in the concrete filled with what's left of rusted posts. I found the following post in this forum, Wrought iron railing - how to reinstall - Home Repair Forum - GardenWeb, which gives me an idea of how to fix this. hendricus suggested to simply buy a flange or surface anchor to reattach the existing railing. brickeyee decried this as too weak and suggested installing a new railing.
Should I go with a new railing anyways since the rust may continue and cause problems down the road? Where can I find iron railings? Home Depot doesn't list them on its website. Any other suggestions? Thank you!