Small Job Or Large Installation, Ground Screws Can Do It All.
Do you need foundations for your deck? or for placing a cabin in your site?
Ground screws simplify and speed up your project, don’t damage the site and of course ensure strong foundations. Ground screws foundations are fast to install, durable and bear high loads.
Cabins and tiny houses meet their match
High load bearing capacities, precision of placement, and versatility of attachment make placing a cabin (modular structure, tiny home, container, etc.) a simple affair. In-situ load testing will confirm the load bearing capacity and determine the best screw for the intended location. The ground screws are placed at level height. The cabin is then placed onto the ground screws and fastened by the subframe. Removing the cabin is a simple affair: lift the cabin and unwind the ground screws out of the ground. The location will be free of any waste and easily return to its original condition. GrouNZ Flat Top is the recommended ground screw to use.
Ground screws simplify and accelerate considerably the work of building foundations for decks. Driven into the ground in minutes, where traditional concrete & post foundations would be painfully dug and long to set, they are immediately loadable and ready to hold bearers. Putting up the subframe can start right away. Different length of ground screws accommodate easily an uneven or sloping ground. GrouNZ U and GrouNZ Flex are the preferred screws for decks or other timber frame construction.
Poles, Poles, Poles
Many applications require to hold a pole firmly: flag poles, gate poles, light posts, sign posts, metallic fences, playground equipment, even mailbox (!). Instead of digging and pouring concrete around a pole and waiting for curing, simply wind in a hollow ground screw and insert the pole inside it. It is fast, simple and the pole is secured solidly by side bolts. Even better if it is meant for a temporary installation, easy to remove when the time comes and there will be no concrete block to unearth and dispose of. GrouNZ Pipe is the preferred ground screw for poles.
Bollards and posts
If access or passage is to be limited, bollards can be just the solution. Ground screw will make installation a breeze, no hole digging and no concrete. Simply wind in the ground screw and leave enough height above ground, or drive it to ground level and connect it with a bracket to a wood bollard. That’s it! And as usual, it is as easy to remove. Now it is possible to consider strong temporary installation without worrying about digging out concrete and disposing it. GrouNZ Flat Top or GrouNZ Flex will support strong bollards.
Ground mounted solar panels
When considering a ground mounted solar system, ground screws guarantee a strong and level foundation resisting uplift forces. Handling uneven terrain or dealing with hard to access areas is easy with ground screws. Ground screws have minimal impact and don’t require any soil preparation. Fix the racks to the ground screw head and the solar installation is ready to stand its ground. And it does not hurt that ground screws have a much lower carbon footprint than concrete. GrouNZ Flat Top and GrouNZ Pipe are well suited for solar installations.
Shelters may have to be installed on concrete, asphalt, metalled surfaces or ground soil. Holding them down is fairly easy to do on concrete, but what about the other type of surfaces? Ground screws can handle all. They will go through asphalt neatly and anchor below. Compacted metalled surfaces are simply loosened up by shallow pre-drilling to reach the underlying ground. Ground screws are made for anchoring in soil. Whatever the surface, ground screws will provide a strong foundation that’s easy to install. And when it is time to remove the structure, the groundscrews can be unwound and reused in the next location. Depending on the connection type GrouNZ Flat Top, GrouNZ Flex or GrouNZ Pipe are suitable ground screws for shelters, stages and other temporary structures.
Building fences fast
Digging the post holes, setting the posts in concrete and waiting for curing can be avoided. Instead use ground screws equipped with post attachments to provide an immediate competent fence post foundation. The small footprint makes them easy and fast to install, without having to do much clearing. They are immediately loadable and the fence work can proceed without waiting. GrouNZ Flex with a wood post adapter or GrounNZ Pipe with metal posts are the preferred ground screws for fences.
Why Ground Screws?
- No job is too small. No idea is too wild.
- We survey your site and discuss your project to recommend a suitable installation.
- We’ll come and conduct in-situ load tests if your project needs it: assurance to select the correct screws to bear the loads.
- We can install in all sites even if access is limited. The equipment is hand carried and we can reach places that no other method can.
- Ground screws footprint is minimal. We won’t be digging holes, messing with concrete or damaging the site with heavy equipment. This is good to know for sensitive areas or for your own garden.
- Before you know it, your foundations will be set. They can be loaded immediately and the construction can get on.
- We also install third party ground screws if you have and want to use them.
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