STOP EXCAVATED GROUND SCREW IS THE BEST OPTION
Ground screw from Sluta Gräv is a flexible and simple alternative with minimal work effort. It also means that you avoid trampled flower beds, excavated lawns, heavy concrete sacks and anything else that may be added. The ground around is not destroyed and in addition the ground screw can be reused. Even the removal leaves minimal traces. It saves you a lot of physical work, in addition, your construction is completed faster.
You can plan your construction just as usual and then contact us at Sluta Gräv to book a time for anchoring ground screws – you will then also receive a cost proposal. The fitter pre-drills the holes before unscrewing the ground screw so that they have the best possible attachment. The ground screw can even be set in asphalt and also mounted in the event of frost. All attachments and dimensions follow the Swedish construction standard and there are many applications for special assembly. Our fitters will help you find the best option for your construction.
Ground screws work much like concrete plinths but are kinder to both the environment and your garden. They can be installed in all types of soil without problems and emit 50% less carbon dioxide than concrete plinths. Screws are hot-dip galvanized according to ISO 1461, which means that they do not rust regardless of climate. Ground screws from Sluta Gräv are CE marked and manufactured according to ISO-certified methods. When you use a ground screw for your foundation, you save time, money and work, which makes a ground screw an easy and flexible choice. In addition, Sluta Gräv gives you a 25-year guarantee on the ground screw.
A foundation is needed when you are going to anchor something in the ground and there are a number of different foundations on the market. Some are dug into the ground but you can also find varieties that are screwed into the ground. The choice of that foundation affects what foundation you can have and there are a number of different foundations.
WHICH GROUND SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
The most common house foundations in Sweden are concrete slabs, creeping foundations and basement foundations. But which foundation is best then? A concrete slab is good for large constructions and it is also the most common for a house foundation without load-bearing floors. It also makes the foundation moisture-proof and possible to insulate. Creeping ground is an old favorite that is often used in modular houses that are already completed. It is also an affordable option. The basement foundation is a classic foundation that also provides extra space in the house. The most important thing is to have a functioning drainage. Which foundation you choose depends entirely on where and what you are going to build and what needs you have.
WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION?
The first practical and important step in all construction is to create a stable foundation and therefore you should attach great importance to which foundation you choose. This applies regardless of whether you are building a sauna, a conservatory, a shed or an Attefallshus. We will teach you more about different types of foundations such as concrete foundations, earth anchors, ground screws and concrete plinths to make your choice easier.
A concrete slab is a very ambitious type of soil anchorage that is needed for larger houses or houses where you want underfloor heating. First, there must be a base bearing. Then a mold is required where rebar is placed before it is filled with concrete. It is a time-consuming and expensive alternative to foundations that is really only necessary when building a house.
The earthen vessel is a foundation that does not require digging or casting because it is simply driven into the ground with a sledgehammer. It is a pretty tough job to get them down and it is not possible if the ground is too hard or if it is frost. On a ground anchor, you attach a pole that your building then starts from.
Concrete plinths are a common foundation that is dug into the ground. They must be dug to a frost-free depth and then placed level with each other. Once in place, level the surface with macadam or gravel. A major disadvantage of plinths is that it is a demanding job to dig them down. It is also not easy to make sure that they are at the same level, which is a must for a straight building and something that requires extra equipment.
Leca block foundations are common when you are building something small, such as a playhouse or a storage room. When such a foundation is to be laid, the soil is first removed until you reach a frost-free depth. Then you lay on a ground cloth and fill with macadam to finally place the leca blocks. It is important to check that they are perpendicular to the construction to be straight.
With a ground screw, you can build all year round because it is a foundation that can be mounted even in the event of frost. The advantages of using a ground screw as a foundation are many – they can withstand harsh climates and are carefully tested for pressure, load and draft. There are many different models and lengths so that they can be used for all types of construction.
We at Sluta Gräv have invented the ground screw that provides a stable and sustainable ground foundation as a basis for your construction. You do not need to mount it yourself without an approved fitter comes out to you and drills holes and screws in the ground screw. You can then start your construction immediately after installation.
Which foundation should you choose?
All foundations have their advantages and disadvantages and you should think through your needs before making your choice. A concrete plinth is a cheap alternative that is well suited for home builders. The plinth foundation can fit most constructions, but it takes time to dig and get the plinths at the same level. How long it takes to dig also depends on the soil in which they are to be buried.
If you are going to have poles for the foundation, an earth anchor is an alternative. It is a good foundation when building a conservatory, for example. An earth anchor must be driven into the ground with a sledgehammer, which is quite physically demanding. In addition, it is difficult when the ground is hard and rocky and if it is frost.
Casting a concrete slab is a very durable alternative that is a good choice if you are building a house or something where underfloor heating is to be available. However, it is an expensive option that requires rebar and that you build a mold. If you are only going to build something small, leca-block is a better alternative, but even then it requires some physical work.
The very best alternative for foundations is ground screws – it is a flexible and fast alternative to plinths and you also avoid digging. You can thus get started with the construction faster and also finish it faster. Ground foundations with ground screws are ready for construction when the last screw is set.