I have to install a gate across a 4'10" space between stucco house wall and concrete block wall. I expect to bolt 4x4 posts on each side for hinges and for latch, thus giving me a 52 1/2" gate.
I'm looking for the best bolt anchors for the posts. If I can't screw one side into a stud behind the stucco, I'm thinking of 3/8" Hilti toggler bolts.
To attach the other side to cinder blocks, what is the preferred fastener? Will lag shields break the blocks? Should I use some sort of expanding anchor bolt in the mortar joint or in the block itself? I can't choose the alignment to be sure of hitting a web or a hollow of the blocks, since the house side dictates where the gate goes.