Distribution Warehouse

Livonia, Michigan

Using Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement increased the daily concrete pour rate by 20%.  

   – The Gilardone Company


Project Summary


Category:                 Commercial
Contractor:             The Gilardone Company

Owner:                     Ashley Capital
Location:                 Livonia, Michigan
Application:           Slab on Ground
Original Design:  4" SOG 1 layer of 6X6, W2.9/W2.9 mesh 
" SOG 1 layer of 6X6, W2.9/W2.9 mesh 

Helix Dosage:       4" & 8" SOG with 9 lb/yd3 








Increase in Shear Strength:               64 %

Increase in Modulus of Rupture:    9 %

Increase in Durability:                        23 %

Increase in Bending Moment:         38%

Increase in Concrete Pour Rate:     20%








Ashley Capital has become one of the largest privately-held real estate investment companies in the United States.  They recently added the Livonia West Commerce Center to their portfolio of

23+ million sq. ft.


The Gilardone Company, the concrete contractor for this project, realized that placing traditional steel reinforcement across 1.1 million sq. ft. would require a crew of workers and several weeks of time. Instead, the Gilardone Company turned to Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement to reduce the construction schedule and provide Ashley Capital with a superior performing and more durable floor.

Ken Bowen, V.P. of Construction at Ashley Capital states, “Ashley Capital was facing an impossible schedule given traditional construction methods using welded wire fabric but with Helix® steel reinforcement we were able to meet the schedule and provide a superior product for a knowledgeable and fast-moving tenant”.   

Helix Steel was able to fully replace all of the WWM reinforcement for each SOG application with a Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement dosage of 9 lb/yd3.  The video below showcases the grading, pouring and finishing processes performed by the Gilardone Company.  Video credit to Drone Brothers.

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