Stairs to basement railing pulled out of the wall. How do we fix it?

Sandi Roggow
by Sandi Roggow
The anchors into the wall for the top bracket of the stairway railing have pulled out. How di we secure it again so the railing is safe to use again. I need the use the railing to get downstairs to do laundry so it needs to be strong.
  3 answers
  • Edwin Meendering Edwin Meendering on Apr 13, 2015
    The bracket should have been put in a stud. If it was than you may just have to put in longer screws. If not, find a stud and put the the bracket there. be sure that the screws are long enough to hold.
  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Apr 13, 2015
    Are you going into a basement? Is the wall brick or stone or is it drywall?
  • Sandi Roggow Sandi Roggow on Apr 20, 2015
    Yes, going into a basement. Going into drywall. My husband placed longer screws and anchors in. It appears it is more secure now! Thank you for your help. It helped to get the job done.