Ecokit house was designed to be erected quickly but if you have ever prepared a concrete slab or footings then you know this process is time consuming hard work. So we’ve set to find a “no digging holes, no pouring concrete and no waiting for it to set” solution!
And indeed we have found a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to traditional foundations: The almighty ground screw!
Ground screw installation is a low impact, vibration free process, as well as being completely and easily removable. Installation and removal have minimum impact on the landscape. The screws are made from over 75% recycled steel.
Safe, robust, and uncomplicated, you simply screw the footing into the ground, place the post or pole into the footing, tighten the bolts and walk away. Job done!
Lifted to reduce its footprint
If the house needs to be placed on a slope, the construction can be lifted above the natural terrain, minimising its environmental impact.
This innovative foundation solution reduced waste, CO2 emissions and the overall environmental impact. The type of materials used is of low carbon emission, with low grey energy production and greenhouse effect.
Our recommended ground screws have significant advantages over traditional concreting methods. A revolutionary innovation in modern foundation construction, ground screws simplify planning and implementation throughout the construction process, delivering safer, quicker and more affordable building, as well as economic and environmental benefits.
The ground screw foundation replaces the process of excavation, concreting and refilling, with minimal disruption at the construction site during installation. Since the ground screw requires no earthworks or concrete pouring, transportation costs and logistical challenges are also reduced.
The soil structure and vegetation remain largely untouched and the soil remains unsealed, so the foundation can be removed cleanly at a later dates if required.
Benefits of ground screw
- Flexible and efficient, the ground screw can be used as a foundation for a variety of permanent or portable ground mounted applications. The ground screw is suitable for both granular and cohesive soil types.
- Unbeatable construction times, with top precision: the ground screw is installed using a number of different aids and machinery. It is driven into the ground at the exact point in a matter of minutes.
- Concrete-free innovation: no digging, excavation, wet trades, or curing time, which means no wait, and no delays!
- Proven technology – the ground screw foundation has been used for over 10 years across Europe. Our recommended ground screw provides a guarantee of 20 years and have been successfully tested to 30 years’ lifetime in the ground, with an overall life span of up to 50 years.
Ground screw foundations is not a part of ecokit house – some people might prefer to put their house on concrete slab or concrete footings. However we recommend using ground screws and are able to offer a competitive price for ecokit buyers.
Because the installation of ground screws will differ for every land, a soil test must be provided first to determine if this solutions is suitable to your application.
Ground screws foundation is one of our many add-on packages for the ecokit home.
Let us know what do you think of this innovative concrete footings alternative.