The name “Titan” has been used to describe many things throughout the history of man, and has somehow managed to find its way into many different facets of society. Whether you’re talking about a football team from Tennessee, Greek gods, a truck made by Nissan or a really cool name for your dog, there are a few things that every titan has in common: strength and stability. Well, aside from those so-called “titans of industry” working on Wall Street…those guys are just crooks. But we won’t get into that.
Yes, if your team, product or family member is associated with this iconic name, chances are you are pretty satisfied and hold each in high regard. No doubt you would be drawn to other aptly named objects as well, and if you’re in the market for a new deck or outdoor living space, you are in luck. What better way to have the weight of your 200-ILB Great Dane (named Titan of course) supported in your backyard than with another titan…? How you ask? Well let me explain.
If you’re building any manner of decking, platform or even pergola in your yard, you’re going to need to install some kind of post system to support the weight. If this sounds simple and straightforward, you’re right. However, the process of installing these large and heavy objects (traditionally wood of some kind), can be anything but. You have to go through the process of digging a 4-foot-deep hole for every post you need, mixing and pouring concrete, installing sonotube, blah blah blah. And that’s just to get the post securely into the ground, never mind actually starting to build on it. All kinds of things can go wrong (especially for you DIYers out there), and like the foundation of any good house, if your posts are shotty, the rest of your structure is sure to follow. The same applies to the foundation for the railing around your deck as well (minus the concrete of course). Combinations of modern materials such as aluminum and glass are all the rage these days, and while they certainly bring an esthetically pleasing look to the right project, they can also bring a substantial price tag. If you’re a cost-conscience consumer or simply just prefer the look of natural wood, there has to be an easier, cost-effective way to complete your project and save time…doesn’t there? Of course there is, and that’s where our good friend Titan comes back into play.
From Titan Building Products comes a revolutionary and effective alternative to traditional post installation: Titan Post Anchors. The first choice of many professional deck builders across Canada, Titan post anchors create a strong, safe, and sturdy post-to-deck connection that is both fast and easy to install. Made from high-grade galvanized steel, these anchors can be used on anything from gazebos to pergolas to deck railing and everything in between. This patented system has the ability to connect posts to any conceivable surface, including wood, concrete or composite decking. The installation is simple and straightforward, and Titan gives you everything you need (excluding tools) to get the job done.
Simply drill a hole into the bottom of your desired post base, tap the anchor into place and affix it to your desired location using a few lag bolts…that’s it! The steel manufacturing process helps to prevent things such as rot and decay of your wood over time, so you can rest easy knowing you have a sturdy, secured post that will stand for the duration of your deck. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, Titan Post Anchors are the perfect blend of functionality and durability. They even make their own drill bits for perfect hole sizing each time out!
So no matter what style of project you have in mind, the Titan Post Anchor system has an option available for you. Come check them out in person at one of our four Ontario locations, or if you already know what you’re looking for, contact a member of our sales team today to get your project started.