The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM
is a smart no-dig footing solution that consists of:
1 GroundPlug® TwisterTM, 1 bracket & 1 bolt with washer
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM
can be installed fast and easy with a common impact wrench
in only 2 minutes per screw pile.
GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM
- Screw pile foundations
GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM provides engineered screw pile foundations for residential use. The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM is a no-dig, no-pour, screw pile footing solution, designed to make the foundation process much faster and more efficient.
GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings can be used for a number of outdoor structures, including deck footing, greenhouse footing, shed footing and foundations for granny flats, small cabins, pergolas, retaining wall, arbors and more . The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM is fully compliant with Australian Standards.
Save significant time and labour on foundations
Recently completed this deck install using the GroundPlug system. So quick and easy! Thanks to the GroundPlug team for their support
I am so glad I found this item am very impressed with it for my deck applications as a carpenter this is going to cut construction time down.
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM was an exceptionel solution for the raised boardwalk project we did. The challenge for this project was that the board was angled through a forest terrain with many roots and rocks in the ground. Digging down the footings was simpy not an options. The GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings were much faster and easier to install with no digging required and offered maximum adjustability.
I used the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings for my backyard sauna project. What a massive relief not to have to haul back a load of concrete footings from the hardware store, not to mention the digging. I just used an electric drill to install the footings in no time. The sauna was in place in less than 1 hour. Great product! I will definitely be keeping a stock.
My wife was complaining that we kept dragging in dirt from the paved deck and I really had my mind set out for a bigger deck with room for the barbeque. I had been avoiding the project for a while because of all the work of removing the grass, digging, levelling and extending the pavement. The GroundPlug® solution made everything so much easier and saved me at least 3-4 days of work. We love the result and our new wooden deck.
What is the GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM?
The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM is a no-dig, no-pour screw pile footing alternative for residential outdoor building projects. The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM is based on the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings that come in different size variations to suit your project. The screw pile footings are super easy to work with and can be screwed into the ground in minutes with common tools like an impact wrench, or a hand tool with socket wrench if you are just installing a few.
How do I use the GroundPlug® TwisterTM as footing?
Once you have placed and aligned the support beams of your shed, deck, carport, pergola, cabin, garden swing, playhouse, trampoline or whatever construction project project that needs a solid, durable foundation, the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings are easily driven into the ground with an impact wrench and mounted to the beams with the supplied bracket, bolt and screws. After this all supports placed for alignment can be removed.
How do I decide which size GroundPlug® TwisterTM footing to use?
The GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings come in 3 different thread diameters: M10, M12 and M16 measuring accordingly: 10 mm, 12 mm and 16 mm in nut dimensions. Each variation comes in a numbers of lengths with respective extender pieces for deeper reach.
Our engineers are on hand to calculate the correct size and quantity for your projects. This service is free of charge. all you need to do is fill in the appropriate form below. Your calculation will be completed within 1-2 business days.
Calculate my shed, annex, cottage or other wooden building
Calculate my deck/walkway/patio or veranda
You can also refer to the GroundPlug® TwisterTM Chart
What happens if there is a rock in the ground?
The GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings are actually much easier to work with in rocky ground than concrete footings. The fact that it only takes 20-30 seconds to install means that you find out much sooner if there is an obstacle in the ground than you would when digging for traditional concrete foundations.
Then you have 3 options:
The easiest solution is to simply move the screw pile placement slightly to one side. Alternatively, if the rock is too large might need to dig it out before installing the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile.
Another option is to drill through the rock if possible. In this case you will need to pour some concrete to support the screw pile footing, as the spiral cannot grip the rock section.
Are the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw piles affected by frost?
We have many years of experience mounting our steel footings for the railway and highway industry in Scandinavia, working in conditions of hard frost. The design of our products is adapted to cope with tough conditions and the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings were developed also for installation in frosty conditions and climates prone to heavy winter frost.
If your structure is sensitive to even minor displacement you should choose a longer screw pile that will reach frost free ground. Needed length will depend on the geographic location.
Do you use the same calculations as for concrete foundations?
The GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings can handle the same loads as equivalent concrete footings. Just be sure to select the correct GroundPlug® TwisterTM screwpile footing size for your project and soil conditions.
Our engineering team is ready to calculate your projects free of charge.
Just fill the form here to receive your calculation within 1-2 business days
Check chart to give you an indication of which GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footing to choose for you project:
What about strength and durability?
The GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings are highly durable galvanized steel products developed and used in the Scandinavian Climate and will withstand harsh frost, stormy conditions and soaked soil. The GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM products comply with Australian and European Standards and carry the CE mark. Our production facilities are ISO certified.
Are GroundPlug screw pile foundations for private or professional use?
We supply our industry steel foundation solutions to large industries for freeway noise barriers, railway solutions and even protection against coast erosion. Our residential products have all the engineering benefits of our industrial range. They are used with time and labour saving benefits by builders, carpenters and innovative construction companies. The screw pile installation process is so easy and simple that anyone can use the system, so if you are a DIY’er, you will also find, that you can complete your project much faster and easier with GroundPlug Twister screw pile foundations. We sell and ship small and large scale to both private and professional customers.
Is the GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM a more expensive solution?
If you compare only the initial cost of pouring your own concrete footing or buying a premoulded concrete footing, the unit cost of a GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footing is more expensive. However when you take into consideration the significant time saved in both installation and collection, plus the fact that GroundPlug® TwisterTM footings can easily be re-used – the GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM is by far a cheaper and more sustainable solution than concrete footings. Build more – dig less. What’s not to like?
Is the GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM compliant with Australian Standards?
Yes! Both our steel quality and galvanization requirements are compliant with Australian Standards.
Our products are also CE-marked for compliance with Eurocode and conforms with the “Construction Products Regulation” of EU.
Our production facilities are ISO certified.
GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footings were originally designed as a foundation solution for the freeway and railroad industries. Often used for technique cabinets placed alongside the railway tracks, the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footing is engineered to withstand massive pressure from trains passing at speeds up to 180 km/h.
Save time and labour
We dare to say, you can safely choose GroundPlug® TwisterTM Screw Piles for your future construction projects. Significantly reduce installation time and move on to new projects much faster. Build more – Dig less!
Super fast installation
The design of the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile footing makes it a completely solid footing with no additional need for pouring or support.
A range of screw pile sizes
See GroundPlug® TwisterTM Chart
No digging, no pouring
With the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footing you wont need to dig, level and adjust your footings several times like with concrete footings. Just level your beams, drive the GroundPlug® TwisterTM screw pile in the ground with a normal impact wrench and mount the bracket onto the beam - and you're done.
Quotation and project calculation in 24-48 hours.
If you need it, you can even request a free plan sketch with optimal positioning of you footings, once you have made your order.
Finally our Australian Engineer can sign off your project at a very reasonable price, if required.
See various building projects built on the GroundPlug® Easy Mounting SystemTM
and see how the GroundPlug® TwisterTM footing was used to succeed with some awesome backyard projects.
GroundPlug International is the largest provider of no-digging steel foundations in Denmark and is inventor of the unique and patented GroundPlug foundation system. We have years of extensive experience as an all-inclusive provider of steel foundations to e.g. the Danish Road Department and the Danish Rail Net. We have teams of highly skilled engineers and professionals managing our product lines, documentation and designs, and ensuring compliance with regulations in the fields and support to clients.