ZERO WASTE Unbreakable Foundations are unlike anything you have seen before
Awarded Innovation of the Year- ZERO WASTE Foundations provide the world's first truly sustainable securing device. The reason lies in the simplicity of the design. As the Sunday Times said "It's almost emabarrasing we didn't think of this before", but the truth is the revolutionary plastics technology that makes these units so special, simply wasn't available until now.
ZERO DAMAGE IMPACT AFTER IMPACT
Unlike metal and brittle plastics that are rigid, ZERO WASTE Foundations are made using a new-age “Smart” plastic (previously only used in the aerospace industry) that is shock absorbing and self-healing
Self-healing ground sockets form a protective shield in the concrete footing, absorbing the impact force protecting the surrounding foundations from damage for the entire lifespan of a development.
When items are impacted by a vehicle the post bends at ground level. The ground socket remains undisturbed and the item can be simply levered from the ground socket using tools
When items are impacted at high speed the post (from 2.3 mm walled CHS Steel to 60 mm solid steel rod ) bends more readily than at low speed. No damage to foundations.
Sheared off posts are usually a major problem, but no longer - The removal tool has an attachment to enable simple removal of both flattened and sheared off posts.
The ZERO WASTE ground socket is installed flush with ground level and provides an impact absorbing and self-healing protective shield between the item and the concrete foundations protecting the pavement from damage impact after impact. Zero on-going damage or carbon waste- zero on-going consumption of valuable carbon intensive concrete
Quality concrete can last 100 years
The lifespan of the foundations is determined by the quality of the concrete (Good quality concrete can last 100 years, but rapid set can be damaged upon impact) and the footings must be made large enough to ensure the concrete footing is not dislodged. NB: The socket creates a protective shield, it does not alter the size footing required to ensure the concrete footing remains in position when an item is impacted.
NB: Even if someone has made the footing too small for the conditions and it is dislodged- you simply realign the footing and add a little more concrete to stabilise it (You should NEVER EVER throw away a ZERO WASTE Foundation)
Self-locking, no breakable components
Items lock in using only friction which ensures they remain perfectly aligned, safe and secure year after year. Excellent for barriers and vital signage such as STOP signs, for cafe tables to stop spillage and unauthorised relocataing of items. No breakable components, ensures ZERO WASTE Foundations provide an unrivaled level of resilience and reliability that will not fail. We refuse to be broken!
Works every-time, impact after impact, year after year
Because items are secured using friction and the units won't rust or corrode, there is no occasion when items cannot be removed (no matter how long between removals). Over 300kg of upward force is required to remove items from the ground socket. WARNING: Item will NOT be removable from the socket if taper is not attached to item using screws provided.
Flattened posts are simple to remove - you simply use the base of the removal tool like a crowbar (or simple foot removal tool) to insert under the bent post and lever up around 3 mm to release the lock. We even have tool for sheared off posts to ensure YOU NEVER NEED TO throw away a ZERO WASTE Foundation