Introducing our Floating Foundation Systems

XSite Foundations can install a POD or Polystyrene Floating Foundation System, depending on your project needs.

For the last 20 years New Zealand has been transitioning to using floating foundations. These systems have become the popular choice for residential and light commercial flooring. Using a concrete floor that sits ‘on’ the ground rather than ‘in’ makes your foundation perform better in seismic events. Your typical system will use an arrangement of polystyrene pods, reinforcing steel, seismic mesh, plastic spacers and a special ready-mix concrete designed specifically for these types of foundations.

POD Floating Foundation Systems are:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Made from 100% recycled plastic
  • Easy to install
  • Less resource intensive, requiring fewer materials
  • Free from polystyrene fly-aways or poly beads
  • Easily stackable and transportable
  • Less labour intensive, requiring little excavation on site
  • An excellent alternative to conventional above-ground foundation systems

Our team at Xsite Foundations are specialists for installing these types of foundations. With a combined experience of over 20 years in a variety of the concrete/foundation industry, Xsite is your best choice as your next floating foundation installer.



At XSite Foundations we work closely with both clients and staff, using the safest working practices, highest quality products, innovative engineering, and tested procedures.

Some contractors do a bit of everything - XSite Foundations are foundation specialists. We can complete your job from start to finish, on time. Whether it involves retaining walls, detailed excavation, boxing or laying new concrete slabs, installing a lateral foundation system, or rib-raft pod or polystyrene foundation, you can rest assured that we are the quality choice.

We have a diverse team that can complete all foundation works on site. With our focus on excellent preparation, and specialist equipment and vehicles, you can have peace of mind that your foundations are in expert hands.

We have completed projects in Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, Hamilton, the Chatham Islands, and the wider Bay of Plenty, where we are based.

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