Ground Screws are modern foundations that are screwed into the ground to depths typically between 1.2m and 5.2m using special equipment. They offer an efficient, practical, and free installation helping you build strong foundations for your residential and commercial buildings. With the help of ground screws, you can quickly construct a stable foundation and begin construction immediately.
The best part of ground screws is that you don’t have to dig the ground and excavate a lot of soil for constructing foundations. Whether they are soft or hard ground surfaces, building a project is made simple with the help of installing ground screws. These can save time and costs as they create new and innovative foundation opportunities with no concrete. We can also build ground screw foundations without interfering with the site, which makes it superior compared to other traditional foundations.
They are the best solutions for supporting wooden decks, greenhouses, flagpoles, fences, temporary structures, dispensing stores, advertising spaces, office containers, and carports.
How Do Ground Screws Work?
Ground screws are the best alternative to concrete foundations on the market. They function in any type of soil and sustain high loads. Ground screws are made from one piece of steel which helps them achieve maximum stability by using different drilling methods for easier installation. These crews are available in all diameters, lengths, and customised based on the type of earth surfaces.
These ground screws are installed just like traditional wood screws, but they are much more tensile and come in different load-bearing capacities. You can install these screws to the ground with the help of pre-drilling equipment like hammers or pneumatic drills. A pilot hole is drilled into the soil or a rock surface, and then a ground screw is inserted into the rock or surface. They are installed into the surface until the desired ground resistance has been achieved.
Advantages of Ground Screws
- Ground screws form a tight bond with the surrounding material and do not disturb the soils, helping in achieving a stable foundation.
- They do not require digging, and much less soil excavation happens during installation.
- Compared to helical pile installations, ground screws are best for both soft and hard rock surfaces. It is done without a lot of soil excavation and penetration.
- They are quick to install and feature a wide range of advantages over concrete.
- Ground screws cause a lesser impact on the vegetation, environment, and the labor requirement is less.
- The only disadvantage with ground screws is the cost as it is higher because they need special construction machinery for its installation.