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The Titan Deck Foot™ is the first helical ground anchor footing system that installs easily with a lightweight hand held tool.
Use it for ground anchored deck footings for floating decks up to 8' high, sheds, walkways or other free standing lightweight structures that have to be securely anchored to the ground.
If you are building any free standing lightweight construction project - like a floating deck, or a shed – and you are wondering how to securely anchor it to the ground then you really should take a quick moment to see what the Titan Deck Foot™ is all about.
Simply put, the Titan Deck Foot™ ground anchor lets you secure your deck to the ground in minutes with virtually no effort, no digging, no dusty dirty mixing cement or waiting days for it to cure, and at a fraction of the cost of digging concrete footings.
Not only that, it allows you to set beams and joist framing with as little as 2” above grade – perfect for low level decks. Your framing and post are totally secured to the footing and the footing is deeply anchored into the ground and won’t blow away in the next wind storm.
But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. I want to show you exactly how they work but first I’d like to share with you a quick story about how the Titan Deck Foot™ came to be…
How A Father's Words Set A Young Boy Straight
I come from a long line of ‘builders'. My father and his father before him were both builders. It's no surprise then that I began building things at a young age. While other friends relied on their fathers to build their tree houses and skateboard ramps, I built my own.
One of the things my father taught me as I watched him in the workshop building furniture or cabinets or building our backyard patio – whatever – he did it all – was attention to detail. My father was a “stickler” for details and not just measuring twice, cutting once, but things had to look good on the outside and the inside.
That’s right, even if you didn’t see it my dad made sure that everything looked good.
He always told me that people judge you by the quality of your work and your work is a direct reflection of who you are as a person. It means you care and above all it’s a lasting statement of your work ethic and character.
So I took that as my starting point and began my building career always trying to make things beautiful for my customer.
Not only did I want to make things look good but improving the methods of building beautiful things mattered. And this philosophy is something I have always tried to make as an integral part of my work and my company. This product, just like all my others, represents this philosophy.
When Blue Collar Work Ethic Met Artful Thinking
It's the “Art of Building” - not just slapping things together – that I am in love with. It's not just superficial. It's knowing that the beauty and elegance you see on the outside lives deep inside that tool, that building - or a person. That means intelligently, beautifully and elegantly designing products and methods of building that reflect the art in any building project.
And making it possible for the average person just like you, who may not have years of experience, to be able to use a helpful product or tool to build something that looks amazing and makes you feel like a true artisan when you see your beautiful handiwork - is the highest honor.
Frustration Is The Mother Of Invention?
Some say necessity is the mother of invention but I think sometimes frustration is.
Digging is back breaking work if you do it yourself. Hiring a crew with an auger at $50 a hole is expensive if you have a dozen holes. I have a feeling that you and I are kindred spirits if you are reading this. I can almost bet you found this web page because you were looking for a solution to the same frustration.
When building decks for clients I noticed some recurring issues…
The biggest effort was always building the deck foundations. It was the only aspect of building that I did not look forward to. It’s brutal, physical work digging, dropping deep footings, back filling soil, mixing cement, sloping them, aligning and accurately dropping in the post anchors. And then waiting, and waiting for it to set and cure before you get back to work.
I had to mix and pour cement as soon after digging the holes as possible because all would be lost – and frequently was - if it rained which during a hot humid summer was every afternoon at about 4 o’clock! The entire hole would fill up with water and collapse the soil, soak the cardboard form, fill the plastic bell shaped footing with muck!! If you saw two full days of labor and materials ruined – lost – because of this and the fact you have to do it all over again – you would go nuts. If that's not Frustration what is!?!
As much as 25%- 30% of my entire materials and labor costs could easily go to building a traditional concrete footing system. This was a huge line item as a builder and as a home owner or DIYer you will find out yourself when you do this.
Ninety percent of the decks I was building were eight feet high or less and with proper bracing could easily be built as free standing or floating decks. No need to worry about a complicated ledger attachments and best of all, no code requirement to install concrete footings sometimes as deep as the basement foundation.
|Using inexpensive concrete “deck blocks” was problematic for my clients. Most people did not like looking at them if the support posts were visible. Any deck using them in a high wind zone - which is almost 2/3 of the country - required a webbing of cables and ground spikes wrapped over the framing to keep it from being launched into the air.|
|The blocks also did not work with 6x6 support posts and it was really challenging to use them when you wanted a low level deck less than 10” above the ground.|
The bottom line was that I was unnecessarily spending a ton of money, time and needless frustration installing massive traditional concrete footings for a lightweight structure that ninety percent of the time wasn’t required.
Too Cheap Or Too Expensive
Nothing on the market fit the bill.
There were commercially engineered helical anchoring systems that required invasive machinery and a specialized team of installers. Sure they could hold up a house, but they cost a lot of money and it was overkill for what was needed. And the machinery often makes a mess of your yard.
There were jack hammer or sledge hammer installed footings that were really modified fence post spikes. But using a jack hammer was intimidating for homeowners and a hassle to go and rent. Sledge hammers are brute strength operated.
And in either case these products were tough to remove and reinstall if you ever hit an obstacle halfway down.
And then there was the old standard - concrete blocks for ten bucks or less. But that was all it was worth and it was limited to the simplest of needs and not for beautiful strong ground connections.
There was clearly a huge need for a product that…
|Didn’t require digging, mixing cement, footing and tube forms, and post anchors.|
|Securely held the deck to the footing and the footing was anchored deeply into the ground so it could withstand high winds.Didn't use visible external metal brackets.|
|Didn’t need heavy invasive machinery to chew up the backyard to install.|
|Could be installed by anyone with a lightweight hand held tool instead of jack hammers or sledge hammers.|
|Was user friendly enough that it could go in and out as needed to get the location perfect or avoid rocks or obstacles.|
|Looked clean and finished as opposed to a bulky concrete block.|
In a perfect world, what was needed was something that anyone of any age or skill level could easily drive into the ground, and back out again if needed to get locations perfect and that could be deeply buried and anchored into the earth for security.
It had to be installed with an inexpensive, commonly available hand tool that wasn’t intimidating, or hard to use.
It had to easily adapt to different sizes of support posts – 4x4 or 6x6 - as needed and be useful for getting deck framing really low to the ground if desired. And finally it had to look good if it was visible.
Quite a tall order indeed. I sensed an opportunity here - for myself, my customers and anybody else like you who needed a simple solution to these problems.
I'd like to say something romantic like I went to a cabin back in the woods to think in solitude about a product that would fill these needs but that just wasn't the case.
The "Secret" Was To Create A Solution Using A Hand Held Tool That Could Go Into The Ground Or Reverse Out Just As Easy
Looking at heavy duty engineered helical anchors exposed one of the problems for coming up with a solution for lighter weight structures. These heavy duty ground anchors needed a big hydraulic drill and it could go down or come back out if needed.
But wouldn't it be great if you could walk around anywhere you wanted and just install one quickly? So that is exactly the solution that evolved...
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What is The Titan Deck Foot™?
The Titan Deck Foot™ is a unique helical deck post anchor and cap plate system that installs effortlessly in minutes using a light weight commonly available impact wrench.
It allows you to use a variety of post brackets for 4x4 or 6x6 posts and is anchored deeply into the ground.
It is a huge time and money $aver for building high quality floating decks or light weight structures instead of using concrete footings.
You can frame decks lower to the ground than using blocks and it looks clean and attractive if exposed.
Actual Size: 12-1/4"x12-1/4"x24" (6x6 Post Connector)
Hot Dip Galvanized
Our patent pending "Terra-Shift" technology that we developed for our post brackets, protects your support post to beam connections in the event of seasonal soil movements.
It allows any support post under a beam to slide up and down independently in the bracket whenever there is any uneven force or stress.
So all your critical connections remain protected.
It's like have a shock absorbers for your deck footings and posts!
Get the Titan Deck Foot™ and:
- Save TIME digging, backfilling, mixing cement, days waiting to cure.
- Pocket Hundreds of Dollars of savings on footing and pier forms, cement, deck post anchors, and labor.
- Easily working with 4x4 or 6x6 posts.
- Set beams and joists lower to the ground for low level decks more easily than surface blocks.
- Enjoy the clean attractive appearance of the post to footing rather than concrete blocks.
- Have confidence your posts and footings are firmly anchored into the ground.
What about Frost and Soil and Building Codes?
How The Titan Deck Foot™ Works - In Just Over 2 ½ Minutes
Imagine being able to install dozens of footings in a couple of hours and start building right way. How much time and money would that save?
Check out this video and see how quick it goes. Just for your info, I installed 24 deck footings for this massive deck - all before lunch hour.
Installing the Titan Deck Foot™ is a really simple process...
Once you have your locations marked... It's quick and easy.
As you can see from the video, driving the anchor into the ground is like using a big screw driver. There was 6" layer of compact stone and then clay soil below. The impact wrench is so easy to use. And if you want to realign you can back it out just as easy.
Try doing that with a jack or sledge hammered ground spike. Not easy.
Here Is The Summary Of Steps
With our new "Direct Drive" system, place a 12mm or 1/2" socket over the exposed hex head drive of the auger and used an impact wrench to drive the auger or anchor rod down into the ground. The new hex head "Direct Drive" system is so reliable, it never slips and you can drive the auger down or up with the flick of a switch!
Drive the auger down until the load plate contacts the ground and is pushed up against the underside of the large nut.
Now switch to the large 30mm or 1-3/16" socket and drive the large nut down compressing the cap plate further against the soil and tensioning the anchor rod and helix in the ground until the underside of the cap plate contacts the stop washer underneath the load plate..
Install your post anchor bracket.
Go grab yourself a cold drink and now you're ready to start building.
Click here to order nowHere Is A Real Deck Job
This was a large multi-level deck that really shows off the usefulness of the Titan Deck Foot™. Three separate areas. All intricately designed to wrap around a hot tub spa and create intimate areas.
The first area was off the back patio door about 3-1/2' high. The others were low level platforms over a gradual grade sloping away from the house.
All 24 footings were installed before lunch hour.
Can you imagine the work involved if we had to dig and cement for this job?
Why Not Use Concrete Blocks?
We couldn't have used concrete blocks because they only take 4x4 posts.
The stronger larger 6x6 posts are easier to notch and set in beams so you can easily adjust to changing grade elevations.
Also you have to carefully set the elevation for each block whereas with the Titan Deck Footing Anchor™, as long as the general area below the load plate was flat, we could set beams right into the post brackets. And where the elevation differed substantially, a large 6x6 post was dropped in and we could notch that post exactly to match the beam height.
Using blocks, we would have had to get every block high enough to fit perfectly under each joist to carry the load properly.
Another building benefit is being able to use the Titan Deck Foot™ to easily drop beams within 2" of the grade. Try doing this with a block...
You can also hang joists from beam face to beam face if your really wanted hide all the beams of a low level deck. That is next to impossible to do with blocks.
First, if we used concrete blocks we would have had trouble figuring out how to get the deck joist framing as low to the ground because they sit higher.
Second, the deck would just loosely sit on them. Here, each footing and post to beam connection is secured to the ground.
Third, we didn't want to see blocks when you walked by the highest level deck.
If your deck posts are visible nothing looks cheaper than those concrete blocks. If you use those, you want to have them hidden as much as possible.
Of course you can use 4x4 post connectors with the Titan Deck Foot™.
But you then have to use metal saddle brackets to connect the beams to the posts.
If you use 6x6 posts you can notch them and use a less expensive and stronger post to beam connection like in this picture.
This is a double 2x8 sitting on a 6x6 post. It's as strong as you can get.
Look At The Possibilities
7 Reasons Titan Deck Footings™ Are The Right Solution For Securely Anchoring Your Floating Deck To The Ground
Now that you know how the Titan Deck Foot™ system works an affordable alternative to concrete deck foundations, I'd like to quickly reiterate why you should use them for your deck or patio project if it's free standing...
1. You'll save a ton of money, time and effort compared with digging tradtional concrete footings.
2. Your posts will be high and dry. Air is free to flow around them prolonging their life.
3. You'll love looking at clean post bases if they are exposed. They don't cheapen the look of your beautiful deck and home.
4. You can frame decks lower to the ground more easily. If you are building a low level deck you have seen how simpler it is to get your framing closer to the grade than work around systems like a block.
5. Your posts and deck is securely connected to your footings. A surface block system relies entirely on the weight of the structure to hold it in place.
6. You can use 6x6 posts or 4x4 posts. Most other solutions allow for only 4x4 posts.
7. Your footings are securely anchored to the ground. Unlike surface blocks that need to be anchored with cables and ground spikes in wind zones you have confidence your deck won't blow away.
Given the benefits of the Titan Deck Foot™, I think we'd both agree that you'd be silly not to use them -- as long as the price is right...
I know you are probably excited that you've found the solution to your footing system problems but I also know you are probably concerned or at least curious about how much they cost.
Let's do a quick comparison based on the above deck...
I used 24 footings. But if you use a concrete system with 21" diameter bell shaped form sand sontube piers with pre-mix concrete bags you could get by with only four footings on the upper deck rather than the six I used.
But the lower decks remain unchanged. So we will do this based on 22 footings.
This does not include your labor, if you are paying for that. Now, it is certainly true that some jobs will require concrete footings - that is just the way it is. You'll have to pay up.
A Savings Of At Least 42% - And As Much As 65%
But at only $36 for a 4x4 or $39 for a 6x6 Titan Deck Foot™ your bill is about $1000. Almost 42% less! But as much as 65% if you use the bigger figure.
But the real savings is time and effort. As you can see its a simple installation process. I would never use concrete unless the specific demands of the job called for it.
I think you'll agree that the benefits of the Titan Deck Foot™ are clear.
Here's How To Order Titan Deck Footings™
Ordering the Titan Deck Foot™ is easy. Below you'll see a order button. Simply click the button and you'll be taken to a page where you can enter the quantity that you want to purchase and you can pay online with your credit card or using Paypal™.
And don't worry, we use only the most secure servers and as you can see, we have thousands of happy customers so you can see that we are legitimate.
After ordering we'll send out your Titan Deck Footings™ immediately.
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Only $38.97 each (4x4)
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Order as many ground anchors as your project requires. Here's what you will get with each footing.
- 1 - 24" Anchor rod
- 1 - Cap Load Plate
- 1 - 4x4 or 6x6 Post Connector
And if you order today I will throw in the two Deep Impact Sockets for FREE
Pocket $41.68 Immediately!
You need a 12mm and a 30mm deep impact socket to install the Titan Deck Foot™.
I won't leave you high and dry - just your posts!
So you get two very high quality deep impact sockets for nothing! I just want you to have the most pleasant experience dealing with us and using our products.
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I am excited to help you make your deck or patio more beautiful, easier to build and far more sturdy and long-lasting.
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