Re: Rusted Steel Patio Posts
If they have deteriorated to the point of holes developing in them, get them changed out as soon as you can. While a total and catastrophic failure is unlikely, they are unsafe.
To prevent the same thing from occurring again, you can install structural fiberglass columns. These columns are able to support significant weight on their own OR you can install a structural post inside of them and just use the column for decoration and protection of the structural post.
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