Awarded Innovation of the Year- Australian designed and made, ZERO WASTE Foundations provide the world's first means of securing infrastructure that protects surrounding paving and continues working for the entire lifespan for development. An example of Australian ingenuity at its best.
1. IMPACT TESTEDTested from 10 – 110 kmph with posts from 2.3 - 5 mm wall thickness bending at ground level demonstrating no damage to surrounding concrete footings following multiple high and low speed impacts.
2. PULL TESTED
300 kg of upward force required to remove items from ground socket. Units demonstrate no reduction in holding capacity following multiple impacts.
The Sunday Times said "It's almost embarrassing we didn't think of this before", but the truth is these revolutionary advanced polymers simply weren't available until now
ZERO DAMAGE IMPACT AFTER IMPACT
Unlike metal and brittle plastics that are rigid, ZERO WASTE Foundations are made using advanced polymers (previously only used in the aerospace industry) that absorb the impact force when a post is impacted. This protects the surrounding foundations from damage for the entire lifespan of a development.
This extraordinary material also has excellent memory properties (able to recover with no diminished capacity following multiple impacts) and because units have no breakable components (such as pins or padlocks) they continue working for the life of a development.
LOW SPEED IMPACT
When items are impacted by a vehicle at low speed 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.
The removal tool has an attachment to enable simple removal of both flattened and sheared off posts, from a standing position.
WE REFUSE TO BE BROKEN
Go ahead use me again and again- you'll never break me!
The ZERO WASTE ground socket is installed flush with ground level and provides an impact absorbing 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 for the life of a development
Quality concrete can last 100 years
Good quality concrete and paved areas can last 100 years, so the cocnrete footing must be made large enough to ensure it is not dislodged. Rapid set is not impact resistant so will be damaged when an item is impacted and damage the surrounding paving.
Works every-time, impact after impact, year after year
Items lock in using only friction (no breakable components like pins or padlocks) which ensures they remain perfectly aligned, safe and secure 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).