Foundation Ground Screws

Discover our innovative concept of ground screws for decks. Made up of a harpoon head screw, our ground screw is designed to be pushed into loose soil and enable you to create a perfectly stable structure intended to receive a cross joist.

Concept

The Ground screw is very easy to install , thanks to tools adapted to simplifying installation. A robust manual tool with large lever arm (1.6 m) to facilitate screwing and an adaptor for electrical screwing tool (Makita TW1000 type) with 41 mm bushing

  • Hot deep galvanized
  • Metal thickness 3 mm
  • Length =  850mm
  • Diameter= 100mm
  • + L square on screw – adjustable

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Ground Screw Set

Foundation screw

The depth of the screw thread is 60 mm. The diameter and depth of threading are important parameters for accepting loads up to one ton per screw, depending on the nature of the land.

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L-shaped support

Our L-shaped support is delivered with an adjustable bracket on a 25 cm long threaded rod

The diameter of the threaded rod is 16 mm. The bracket is adjustable in width by several centimetres to receive structure beams.

Installation tooling set

Manuel Tooling screw

The screwing bar is composed of a pre-drilled mast to enable the height adjustment of the tightening bar throughout screwing.

Hexagon socket for power wrench

The Hexagon socket 41mm for nut runner is compatible for instance with the Makita TW1000.

Harpoon head screw designed to be pushed into hard soil

Discover our innovative concept of ground screws for decks.

Ground Screw Certified NF P 94-150-1

The NIVO® Ground Screw has been tested according to the French Standard NF P 94-150-1 in an A1-type silty-clay backfill (*).

Because of soil diversity, tests were conducted on “slightly to moderately compact backfill ” (measurement by penetrometer survey – Qd index = 2.7MPa**) in order to test Ground Screws in relatively unfavourable conditions and allow the largest possible scope of application.

Compression static loading tests have thus demonstrated the resistance of NIVO Ground Screws up to 900 kg before rupture for a 75 cm anchor (700 kg for a 65 cm anchor).

These test conditions thus enable us to define a nominal load of 450 kg for a Ground Screw anchored at 75 cm in slightly to moderately compact backfill. Correlated with loads of 150 kg/m² as imposed by DTU 51.4 (“Exterior wooden decking”) for type 1 decking, the NIVO® Ground Screw is perfectly adapted to residential use in deck structures

– 1 Ground Screw for 2 m² (see NIVO® installation manual).

(*) Classification of soils depending on their nature (ranked from A to D – from fine soils to water-resistant soils)

 (**) Measurement of soil resistance (Qd <2.2: very light at Qd > 5: very heavy)

 

 

Faster than concrete pedestals

We no longer have to dig up the soil or pour concrete!

It is faster and therefore cheaper. High resistance to compression

High resistance to compression

With an acceptable load of 450 kg/m² and rupture at 900 kg on slightly to moderately compact backfill, NIVO Ground Screws have a resistance to compression perfectly adapted to use in deck structures. These properties enable us to space out beam support points every 2 m and section joists about every metre

Easy to install with adapted tooling

We have developed specific tools for quick and easy implementation:

  • A robust manual tool with large lever arm (1.6 m) to facilitate screwing
  • An adaptor for electrical screwing tool (Makita TW1000 type) with 41 mm bushing

Enables cross joisting

The dimensions of the fastening bracket are outlined in order to adopt the deck installation technique called “cross joisting” and therefore increase the resistance of your decking.

Ground screw Installation

Steps


Simplified installation thanks to our assembly kits

Manual installation kit: Adjustable-height assembly bar

The screwing bar is composed of a pre-drilled mast to enable the height adjustment of the tightening bar throughout screwing.  (video)

  • Tightening bar, 160 cm in width and 3 mm thick.
  • 3 bolts + nuts are used to attach the tool on the screw.

Screwing must be conducted by 2 people

 

Electrical installation kit: Adaptor for MAKITA TW1000 impact driver

The 41mm diameter bushing adaptor is compatible with the Makita TW1000 impact driver.

  • 3 bolts + nuts are used to attach the adaptor on the screw.
  • Screwing can be conducted by 1 person
  • Screwing time per screw = 5 min