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Public Boardwalks Groundscrew

The StopDigging groundscrew system is certified by CodeMark for use as a standard pile foundation for commercial and public boardwalks and bridges. 

Key Features
  • Versatile piling solution for most ground conditions
  • Fast installation with No ground disturbance
  • Zero waste
  • Instant loadbearing
  • Suitable for highly sensitive environmental and cultural/archeological areas
NZ-Owned Business
NZ-Owned Business
Scope of Use

Groundscrews typically work as a cantilever pile, directly support the bearer or joist structure of a boardwalk or bridge abutment. Design loads are verified by site specific, static pile testing.

Suitable for all locations, with optional high quality duplex coating options for marine environments such as mangrove boardwalks and jetties 

NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone D suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone D
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Very High suitable
Very High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Very High suitable
Very High WInd Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

The StopDigging groundscrew system is certified with a CodeMark certificate and complies or contributes to (where used as part of a system) the following performance clauses of the New Zealand Building Code:

  • B1 Structure: B1.3.1, B1.3.2, B1.3.3 (b, f, g, h), B1.3.4
  • B2 Durability: B2.3.1 (a), B2.3.2 (a)
  • F2 Hazardous building materials: F2.3.1

See CodeMark Certificate CMNZ10132 for full information.

In-Service History

StopDigging have completed thousands of projecgts for this applicaation around New Zealand since inception in 2017.  Notable proejcts include providing foundations for the awared winning Mount Eden and Mangere Mountain boardwalk projects, and also the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared pathway project.

Technical/Design Manual


Design Pathway


CodeMark: StopDigging! Ground Screw Foundation System

CMNZ70132 (Version: Aug 2023)

Design Declaration


The StopDigging groundscrew foundation system is a CodeMark certified and highly sustainable pile system for multiple applications.

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