WHEN SKANSKA BUILT A NEW RESIDENCE IN SOUTHERN SWEDEN, THEY SELECTED STOP DIGGING AFTER A CLOSE TENDERING PROCESS. WE INSTALLED, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, NOISE BARRIERS USING GROUND SCREWS.
Since Stop Digging was founded in 2012, ground screws have become increasingly popular in construction as a robust and long lasting solution for a variety of tasks. Our international customers include Skanska, the world-leading project development and construction group. We worked together on a housing project near Helsingborg in Southern Sweden. Our role was to fasten the extensive sound dampening boards around the development and Patrik Samevall, purchasing manager in northwestern Skåne for Skanska, was pleased with the result, stating:
– “I only have positive things to say. Screws destroy the ground far less compared to going in with large machines and digging and pouring [concrete] at a late stage.”
This was the first time Patrik Samevall had worked with Stop Digging on Skanska project, but probably not the last, as he noted:
– “We will certainly do it again. When the conditions are right, ground screws are a very good solution. The time to install them was short and the total cost was low. Skanska had had their eyes on Stop Digging for a while, and [it was] the Gustavslund project [where] we finally decided to test ground screws”.
– “New products and solutions are always interesting. We had not really thought that ground screws would be suitable for our projects. But there we were wrong.”