Build smart foundations with ground screws

The StopDigging groundscrew foundation system is a CodeMark certified and highly sustainable pile system for multiple applications.

StopDigging is the international market leader in groundscrew design, specification and installation. The company provides nationwide installation of building code compliant pile foundations in New Zealand, and have solutions for a very wide range of applications and geotechnical parameters.

House and deck foundations, solar racking systems, public boardwalks and transportable building foundations are just some of the many applications for a groundscrew foundation system.

StopDigging NZ + Codemark

Our ground screw foundation system has received CodeMark™ and now certifies the ground screw and the foundation system, method of design, and installation. This brings a new, straightforward way of foundations to the market and significantly saves money and time building. CodeMark™ certification is the highest level of product compliance available in New Zealand.

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Products and solutions

Concrete Slab Solution

StopDigging ground screw piling’s underslab piling method is suitable for all types of structures, including residential housing and commercial buildings, with pile design loads of up to 150kN.

Traditional House Pile

StopDigging! Groundscrew Foundations are suitable for various types of house piling, including those within the scope of NZ3604 or specifically engineered designs.

Transportable Building

StopDigging ground screw piling’s Transportable Building Foundation is suitable for all types of house piling, whether within the scope of NZ3604 or with specifically engineered designs.

Mount Solar Panels

Our Solar PV Ground Mount Racking System is suitable for use in all wind and earthquake zones in New Zealand and the South Pacific. It offers versatility and reliability for a wide range of solar projects.

Residential Decking

StopDigging’s groundscrew system is a highly efficient, zero waste solution for residential decking and boardwalk foundations.


Groundscrews typically function as cantilever piles, directly supporting the bearer or joist structure of a boardwalk or bridge abutment. Design loads are verified through site-specific, static pile testing.

5 reasons why you should use ground screws.

Very fast installation

Installed in hours not in days saving you time and money. You don’t have to transport and dig down heavy concrete supports, or alternatively, cast your own supports and wait until they harden.

No digging required

Environmentally friendly – our ground screws are installed directly into the ground with very little disruption to the surroundings. They are ideal in sensitive areas where minimal environmental impact is required.

Climate sensitive

Our ground screws are better for the environment. The cement in concrete contributes to 5% of the worlds CO2 emissions and this is one way to help reduce our carbon footprint.

Sloping, uneven ground or even wetlands

StopDigging ground screws come in different lengths and sizes, so they are perfect for almost and terrain or surface – even marshes or wetlands where boardwalks are required. Our installers are specially trained to select the right screw for your project.

Not weather dependent

Installation of our ground screws is not climate dependent. They can be installed in virtually any weather, whatever the season. Our screws have been designed to withstand even the harsh Nordic winters so they can be installed all year round throughout New Zealand. There’s no down time.

StopDiggings groundscrews are specially developed for the New Zealand climate.

StopDigging ground screws have a 100 year design life

Our screws are

The material
used in
 the screws is steel,
ISO 630 Fe 360A

The outer part of the
screws is galvanised according
to DIN EN ISO 1461

The production process
is certified according to
ISO 9001