With The titan post anchor™ enjoy beautiful wood posts on any surface, faster, easier than ever before that are longer lasting.

America's most popular post anchor Fast and Easy On Virtually Any Surface Longer Lasting Residential Code Compliant Go Shop Now

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.

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Don't LIke the look of these?


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?


Are you skilled enough to frame this?

...And What about Vulnerability to moisture

When moisture soaks in between wood, the surfaces take a lot longer to dry.  And so begins the process of decay.

Do you like notching around each post?

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.

Mounting post to joists has to be done right.

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 prefer to avoid this if they could.


Rain, snow and constant humidity is a killer for wood on wood connections.

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. 

Why do any of this unless you absolutely have to?

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.  


At last... a better looking, easy to install, wood post anchor solution

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
  • Composite
  • Concrete
  • Stone

Wood posts will last longer because they stay higher and drier.

No more notching decking around posts or tricky carpentry necessary. 

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Here Is how it works

Drill

Use an off the shelf 1-1/4"x2" hole saw to cut a pilot cut for tube.

Drive

Use a 3 lb mini sledge to drive tube into post beyond depth of hole saw cut.

Fasten

Pre-drill holes and drive lag screws.  Get the installation guide.

Or Watch This INSTALLATION Video

It's so simple to install even folks who are just starting out and have minimal carpentry experience can easily do it. Check it out. 

HOw it works

Cut Away View of Titan Post Anchor™

A sharp edged, light weight, rigid tube cuts deep into the core of the wood post and continues to hold the post to the bracket when the base begins to yield, the lags fail thus preventing the post from an explosive failure.  

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Some Insightful Thinking

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 of the following benefits...

  • simple installation
  • position anywhere
  • on virtually any surface
  • eliminate notching decking for posts
  • drier, longer lasting posts
  • eliminating big ugly brackets

...are simply too compelling to ignore!

Solving this historic performance gap became an obsession for me, the inventor.  And the solution came from some rather simple geometric insights.

Install on wood...

To properly secure the post anchor to a wood surface, ensure there is wood blocking like a 2x6 or 2x8 below the deck boards and between the joist.

Pre-drill the screw holes if they are too close to the edge of a board to prevent splitting.

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composite, synthetic or hardwood

The same principle applies with composite and synthetic deck boards.  It's a good idea to pre-drill the screw holes so the screws can drive in easier without snapping off the heads.

The composite and synthetic material can be very dense and sometimes similar to hardwoods.

Hardwood or composite decking tip


And even concrete or masonry

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.

Position post and anchor for final attachment.

Once the holes are drilled, remove the template anchor and position the post and anchor over the holes for final attachment.

Fasten concrete screws.

One concrete screw per corner is enough to keep the post and anchor secure given the pull out resistance of each screw.

* Limited Residential code compliance 

The Titan Post Anchor has been independently tested by the firm Intertek for limited residential compliance in the United States and Canada when installed as directed at recommended post height and spacing.  It cannot be used for a railing on surfaces 30" (USA) or higher or 600mm (CAN) or higher unless built exactly as the assemblies described in the engineering reports.

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.

To see these reports, details of illustrations of the assemblies tested and if this will be suitable for your intended use please click here.

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Note: Please obtain copies of the instructions and the engineering railing illustrations to ensure that if you build with this product that it follows both the instructions and matches the details of the tested assembly and your local inspector has approved your intended use.  Following the engineering specifications does not necessarily mean your local inspector will approve it.

CASE STUDIES OF THE TITAN WOOD POST ANCHOR

  • Jim rebuilt a worn out deck with Trex post sleeves and the Titan Wood Post Anchor.

Here are the range of projects people have used it for

Railings

Newel Posts

Fences

Pergolas

Gazebos

Other Structures

Composite post sleeve and skirts

If you have a composite railing system, you can now use the Titan Post Anchor™ and affordably attach posts to concrete and masonry surfaces and then slide over the sleeve and skirt.

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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. 

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