Construction accounts for a large part of greenhouse gas emissions in Sweden. It depends on the materials and the amount of energy used. This has led to the construction industry developing a joint plan within the project “Fossil-free Sweden”, where the goal is zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045. In the construction sector, this will be an opportunity to produce a more climate-smart production of materials. But it also creates opportunities to replace non-sustainable alternatives with more sustainable building materials. Increased material recycling will also be important and something that must be taken into account already in the planning of the construction project.
GROUND SCREW AS A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL
Today, concrete production accounts for a large part of the construction industry’s impact on the environment. It is important to have a stable foundation for a construction project, but casting or digging concrete plinths in the ground is both time-consuming and tiring. In addition, you affect the environment to a greater degree.
A ground screw works better than a concrete plinth and can withstand heavy loads, and emits 60% less carbon dioxide. There are several reasons for this. The screw itself is climate-smart, but it is also the installation of the ground screw that is gentle on the environment, which makes the restoration of the building itself gentle on the ground. The screw leaves minimal marks when it is time to remove it. This means that the ground screw is also suitable for temporary buildings and projects that would otherwise leave a big impression.
QUALITY IS SUSTAINABLE
Stop Digging has created the ground screw with the environment in mind. We have invested in developing a quality product where our company and the installation process are ISO certified. In addition, our ground screws are adapted to our Nordic climate in terms of surface coating and wall thickness. The screws are made of steel and covered with a thinner layer of zinc, but are also hot-dip galvanized and carefully tested. We have developed specifications regarding pressure, tensile and horizontal load and we can provide a guarantee of at least 25 years, which makes the ground screw a sustainable building material and a long-term investment.
REUSE OF THE GROUND SCREW
Environment and ground screw go together as it can be recycled and reused. Instead of going to the construction trade and ordering concrete plinths or cement mills, you can contact us at Sluta Gräv. We develop an optimal solution for a foundation and come out and assemble the ground screws with special machines. This means that you can immediately start building on a stable foundation with a focus on the environment in building materials. The ground screw is also easy to reuse for other projects. The removal itself is an uncomplicated process that above all does not leave any noticeable traces in the soil. The screw thus does not destroy the surrounding nature in a way that digging would do.
USE THE GROUND SCREW IN YOUR COMPANY
The professional construction site becomes more efficient with the ground screw as you as a company save both time and money. The ground screws are easy to both assemble and disassemble and reuse without damaging the ground. They are therefore excellent for temporary projects such as festivals, sporting events and fencing, which are necessary when a construction site is established. The ground screw is thus a sustainable building material for various construction projects that cause minimal damage to the environment.
AS A PRIVATE PERSON
Using the ground screw for private projects such as building a wooden deck, a fence or larger buildings such as storage, conservatories or Attefallshus is also a sustainable solution with the environment and building materials in focus. You get a solid foundation with the ground screw, which you can then build on with the help of support ropes or pipes in the screw brackets. You can start assembling the Attefallshuset on the same day as we have installed the screws in the ground.
The ground screws are effective in that they are available in different models depending on what you are going to build, the idea is that they should fit all kinds of surfaces and projects. For you as a private person, it is an excellent solution as the ground screw is cost-effective and a sustainable building material. It also has a long warranty, as the ground screw can withstand being in the ground for several decades. Your outdoor environment remains intact and you do not have to dig up the garden, which affects the environment in a negative way.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO THE CONCRETE PLINTH
The ground screw has thus become an innovative and environmentally friendly alternative to concrete plinths when you are building a foundation for a slightly simpler project. The fact that no time-consuming excavation or casting of concrete plinths is required and that the work thus goes faster are obvious advantages. Mounting of the screw usually takes no more than five minutes. The screw will also be at least as stable as the concrete plinth. As the ground screw is adapted to our Nordic climate, it is also frost-proof, and you can screw it into the ground even when it is cold outside.
Being able to recycle building materials is becoming increasingly important, and as I said, is one of the goals of a fossil-free Sweden. The ground screw is easy to recycle as metal, which you can do at recycling stations. Metal can be recycled forever and Sweden is a role model in the area where you can sell rubbish to recycling centers. By recycling metal, you save energy. Compare that to traditional concrete plinths which are more difficult to recycle and emit about 60% more carbon dioxide.