The Titan Post Anchor™ will make your life a whole lot easier. It's the first low visibility surface mount post anchor that any beginner can install with minimal skill - with both cost and time savings any builder will love.
I can't blame you.
Sadly, these ugly wrap around the post style of bracket have been the "state of the art" for a long time. They're surface mounted so you can place posts pretty much where you want.
But they sure look awful.
Would you want this on your backyard deck?
When moisture soaks in between wood, the surfaces take a lot longer to dry. And so begins the process of decay.
Whether it's a new deck being constructed or a replacement of rotted posts or decking, notching deck boards is something you will get familiar with pretty quickly.
And as you can see from this diagram, some situations can be very complicated. This is not something for the average weekend DIYer.
Heck, a lot of builders would perfer to avoid this if they could.
Depending on your local weather, wood posts can start rotting in as quickly as five years.
Some parts of the country are drier, so if you are located in these areas you can squeak out more time.
Some jobs have to be joist mounted because the posts have to be seven or eight feet apart and a heavy duty joist bolted system is the only thing that is going to work.
Now, with the Titan Post Anchor™ you can enjoy the beauty of wood posts without big, unsightly, ugly, anchoring brackets on more surfaces than ever before.
Wood posts will last longer because they stay higher and drier.
No more notching decking around posts or tricky carpentry necessary.
And even better, they will be residentially code compliant at 6' and 8' post spacing. Interested? Keep reading... or click the link below to BUY NOW.
Use an off the shelf 1-1/4"x2" hole saw to cut a pilot cut for tube.
Use a 3 lb mini sledge to drive tube into post beyond depth of hole saw cut.
Pre-drill holes and drive lag screws. Get the installation guide.
A sharp edged, light weight, rigid tube cuts deep into the core of the wood post and diverts enough load away from the screws to increase the overall load resistance. A truly innovative and effective solution.
It is now possible for a surface mounted anchor to be used for residential code compliant wood railings. Just click the link below to BUY NOW.
You may be asking yourself, why go down this path when fastening into end grain is inherently weaker than typical cross grain methods.
Because all the following potential benefits...
...are simply too compelling to ignore.
Solving this historic performance gap became an obsession for the inventor. And the solution came from some rather simple geometric insights.
Set one screw in the first hole to secure the anchor while pre-drilling the remaining holes. Drill 1/2" deeper than length of screw.
Once the holes are drilled, remove the template anchor and position the post and anchor over the holes for final attachment.
One concrete screw per corner is enough to keep the post and anchor secure given the pull out resistance of each screw.
The Titan Post Anchor has been independently tested by world renowned engineering firm Intertek for residential compliance in the United States and Canada when installed at recommended post height and spacing.
The USA tests have been carried out in accordance with AC273 for Handrails and Guards as set out by the IRC. Canadian tests have been done in accordance with the Canadian Building Code with applicability for all ten provinces.
For a copy of the sealed engineering reports including compression and tension testing click here.
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Note: Based on 36" rails USA, 42" rails Canada. Rails 36" high are permissible in Canada for decks less than 5'-11" above grade.
This is a DecksGo Recommended Product. It's a product that we are confident you will be happy with and it has a great track record as a top performer in its category.
DecksGo was the first company to bring this product to the market. And you can expect more great "first" moments like this.
This is what we do - try to bring you leading edge building solutions before anyone else.