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As ground screws are becoming ever more popular and talked about, people that are only hearing about them for the first time naturally have many questions.

In this article, we answer the 12 most googled questions about ground screws.

Ground screws are also known as ground anchors, ground pins, screw anchors, screw piles, helical screws, earth anchors, earth screws.

1. What are Ground Screws?

Ground screws are large steel screws that replace the need to dig traditional foundations and lay concrete.  

2. Can I install the Ground Screws myself?

No, Stop Digging supply and install the ground screws. We have specialist machinery to install the screws and our installers have been trained and certified.

3. How do Ground Screws work?

On arrival at the site, we scan the area to ensure there are no pipes or electric cables, we drill pilot holes for ground screws to ensure there are no large rocks and it is suitable, we then set out the screw locations, then we will insert the screws, each screw takes just minutes to ensure and we use a laser to level them off.

That’s it, ready for your base, structure or objects to be placed on top.

4. How many Ground Screws do I need?

This will all depend on the size and weight of your project. For a garden room, a typical rule of thumb would be one screw per square meter.

To get a bit more of an accurate guide, use our calculator here or even better get in touch for a free estimate and we will be able to give a much more accurate number.

5. How much do Ground Screws cost?

The price of a ground screw depends on which screw you are using. Our cost is for supply of the screw and the installation. They start from as little as £50+VAT per screw (supply and install) check out our online calculator here for a better guide or if you would like an accurate quote, please do get in touch with us.

6. What are Ground Screws made of?

Stop digging ground screws are manufactured from steel, ISO 630 Fe 360A. They are galvanised according to DIN EN ISO 1461. Click here to find out more about our screws.

7. Where can I buy Ground Screws?

If you want Stop Digging ground screws, you just need to get in touch with us. We supply and install the screws and take any hassle away.

8. What are Ground Screws used for?

Ground screws can be used for many things such as:

SIP Panel Extensions, timber framed houses, mobile homes, shipping containers, porta cabins, glamping pods, playground equipment, solar panels, signs, fencing, decking, pergolas, carports, sports equipment, site fencing, flag poles and much more!

9. What size are Ground Screws?

The ground screws range from 865mm to a whopping 2500mm find out more about Stop Digging screws here

10. Why use a Ground Screw?

There are many reasons to use ground screws over concrete. Ground screws are much faster to install, saving you valuable time. Time = money. In addition, they often work out cheaper than the cost of digging foundations and creating a concrete base. They save so much hassle and do not cause damage to the surrounding area. They are better for the environment and can be used in conservation areas, near trees, on slopes and uneven ground.

11. Why are Ground Screws green?

The process of a ground screw, emits 50% less carbon emissions than a concrete block covering the same area. In addition, no damage is caused to the area where the building/structure has been placed with screws. They are even reusable.

12. Are Ground Screws any good?

What a great question. The answer to that would be YES. Ground screws solve many problems that a contractor or person might have when using concrete. They save time, hassle and money. They even come with a 25-year guarantee. What could be better than that?


So there you have it, the answers to the most googled questions about ground screws.

Do you have a question about ground screws that hasn’t be answered in this article? Please do get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you – find your installer

Ground screws are also known as ground anchors, ground pins, screw anchors, screw piles, helical screws, earth anchors, earth screws.