Hi All, I have been restoring our decks and front porch. The front stairs had been painted but the paint was coming off so I was in the process of sanding these down. I thought about turning over the steps and as I was prying off the first step learned that the stairs weren't actually secured to the house and there was a fair amount of rot on the base that had been simply built on the ground. Needless to say, I've torn the whole thing down. I had thought about reusing the stringers but now I'm thinking I'll just start from scratch and just use them as a template. 4 steps, builder used 8 footlong 2X12"s. It appears that a 2X12" was used as a base and placed directly on the ground. It's rotten. We have a brick walkway coming up to the stairs, that I need to redo at some point. My thought it to pour a slab of concrete, hang the stringers with stringer connectors, reinforce the stringers with pressure treated something and bolt those into the concrete, and then use spaced 2X6's for the treads so water can drain. No idea how to do the posts and rail. Anything I'm missing or blatant mistakes? I've searched the interwebs and this seems to be fairly straight forward. One site suggested putting some sort of bolt in the concrete before it dries to attach the posts. A little worried that I'd mess up the location. Any websites, etc? Any companies that sell post/ rail kits? Wasn't impressed with what I found at the big box store. Thanks, in advance.