WHEN SKANSKA BUILT A NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 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 North-western 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 the 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.”