Transportable Building Foundation with StopDigging Ground Screw Piling

Are you in need of a reliable and efficient foundation solution for your transportable building in New Zealand? StopDigging ground screw piling offers a CodeMark certified ground screw pile foundation system that serves as the ideal cantilever pile foundation for all types of transportable buildings.

Key Features and Benefits

  • CodeMark Certified Simplicity: Our system is CodeMark certified, allowing LBP Designers to specify within the scope of the StopDigging Design Guide without incurring additional engineering costs.
  • Efficiency and Speed: Ground screws are renowned for their efficiency, with rapid installation and instant load-bearing capacities.
  • Foundation Verification: We provide on-site static pile testing as formal verification for each project, eliminating the risk of on-site variations and ensuring stability.
  • Zero Ground Disturbance: Ground screw foundations eliminate ground disturbance, creating zero site waste and significantly increasing on-site productivity compared to traditional methods.
  • Versatile Solutions: Ground screws come in a wide variety of diameters, lengths, and types to accommodate almost all ground conditions found in New Zealand.
  • Sustainability: Our system is highly sustainable and offers a lower carbon footprint than other methods.
  • Reusability: While designed as permanent foundations, ground screws can be easily removed and re-used, making them a perfect solution for temporary, transportable buildings.
  • Full Siting Service: We provide a full siting service for Tiny Homes, Transportable Houses, School Classroom units, Commercial Site Office Compounds, and ground screw to subfloor connections.
  • Multiple Design Options: Whether your building is delivered on a trailer or by HiAB/crane, we offer multiple design options to suit your needs.

Ground screw foundations eliminate ground disturbance, creating zero site waste and significantly increasing on-site productivity compared to traditional methods.

Scope of Use

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. It’s perfect for low-rise structures, lightweight transportable and modular buildings, and traditional built-on-site construction methods. Ground screws can function as a single or grouped cantilever pile system and can also be used as spot footings for pile extensions and posts.

Our simplified specification process, thanks to CodeMark accreditation, removes the need for producer statements. For projects within the scope of the StopDigging Design Guide, an LBP Designer can specify our system without further structural engineering input. For other building types, a CPEng will provide a pile design load calculation package based on the structure.

CodeMark Performance and Building Code Compliance

The StopDigging ground screw system is certified with a CodeMark certificate, aligning with various performance clauses of the New Zealand Building Code, including B1 Structure, B2 Durability, and F2 Hazardous Building Materials.

Limitations on Use

In cases where ground conditions are subject to liquefaction potential or slope stability issues, a CPEng needs to provide a pile design load specification in conjunction with geotechnical report recommendations. Ground screws are not suitable for use in solid basalt/granite bedrock but can be used in softer rock like sandstone/mudstone with appropriate pilot drilling. They are not recommended for founding into soft organic material/peat as a load-bearing strata but can be used to pile through into stable ground below.

Performance and Building Code Compliance

The StopDigging ground screw system is certified with a CodeMark certificate and aligns with various performance clauses of the New Zealand Building Code, including B1 Structure, B2 Durability, and F2 Hazardous Building Materials.

In-Service History

StopDigging has a proven track record, completing thousands of successful projects for transportable building foundations in New Zealand since our inception in 2017. Our network of companies worldwide has installed hundreds of thousands of ground screws for various applications across Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and the South Pacific.

Choose StopDigging ground screw piling for a reliable, efficient, and sustainable foundation solution for your transportable building in New Zealand.

Two important things that helps preserve the natural surroundings and minimizes environmental impacts.

Reduced Site Preparation and Cleanup

Ground screw installation requires minimal site preparation and leaves little to no mess. This is advantageous for transportable buildings where the goal is to reduce the impact on the site and avoid extensive cleanup operations.

Minimal Environmental Impact

Commitment to sustainability aligns with the use of environmentally friendly construction methods. Ground screws offer an eco-conscious alternative by minimizing the need for excavation and reducing concrete usage.