Rebar causes headaches, yet many contractors, developers and even engineers are hesitant to try proven alternatives, simply because they are different.
It’s almost effortless! Remember back when you upgraded your home to LED lights? It was easy! All you needed to do was remove one light and twist in another. Changing your concrete reinforcement is just as simple.
A brilliant mind once said, “Hey, let’s create LED light bulbs! They’re better for the environment and they can be twisted into a socket just like incandescent light bulbs!” Whoever this magical mind was, the result of the invention has saved every home and business owner hundreds of dollars and greatly increased the building’s energy efficiency.
There’s a similar revolution taking place in the concrete construction industry.
Simplicity is Key in the Concrete Reinforcement Revolution
For generations, contractors have had no choice but to use rebar as their concrete reinforcement. It hasn’t all been great though. The steel rods are heavy, dirty, difficult to maneuver, costly to install and often don’t even provide a sure-fire way to stop concrete from cracking.
Fortunately, the industry has found an alternative that in many applications works to reduce the amount of rebar you need to install by up to 100%. Using your engineer’s design specs, an American steel reinforcement company creates a reinforcement solution that has all of the benefits that building in the 21st century requires.
Helix Micro Rebar is As Easy as Installing an LED Light Bulb
This is a concrete reinforcement that in many cases can replace old, rusty, costly rebar. And just like replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs doesn’t take extra effort, neither does Helix Micro Rebar.
Helix Micro Rebar is a one-inch (25-mm) twisted piece of steel that is mixed with concrete to eliminate or reduce traditional reinforcement (rebar and mesh) required by building codes.
For two decades, Helix Micro Rebar has been used in tens of thousands of projects to increase concrete’s strength and durability, while offering those who use it a litany of other benefits for every stage of the construction process: engineers, contractors, developers, ready-mix producers and building owners.
Let’s see how every person the project benefits from making the quick and easy switch to Helix Micro Rebar:
This will always be a crucial component of every construction project, no matter the type of concrete reinforcement. With Helix Micro Rebar, engineers still design using standard concrete reinforcement. Those plans are sent to Helix Steel’s engineering team, which is put to work to create an accurate alternative solution using Helix Micro Rebar.
Contractors and Crews
You will experience significant time savings at this stage. Consider a concrete slab in a massive warehouse that requires weeks of rebar installation. Now envision up to 100% less rebar installation time. Simply add Helix Micro Rebar into the concrete mixers at the batch plant, then pour it on the prepared surface. Think of all of the time that could be saved by not having to install as much rebar in warehouse slabs, precast structures or even ICF walls. Whether you’re building a home or pouring a slab, Helix Micro Rebar makes the life of a contractor faster, safer and way easier. Pour and finish just like normal!
A simple switch from outdated rebar to Helix Micro Rebar can cut weeks off your schedule and save you install costs. Developers can save approximately one day of construction for every 10,000 square feet of rebar they replace with Helix Micro Rebar reinforcement. This allows you to hand over the keys to your new development sooner and pocket the significant cost savings for concrete installation.
Along with allowing your project team to work faster, smarter and cheaper, Helix Micro Rebar has the added benefit of providing developers with a superior concrete product. Helix Micro Rebar can increase fatigue resistance by up to 300% and the flexural strength by up to 33%. This is often used as a key selling point for future leaseholders and owners.
Helix Micro Rebar is easily added to your mixers using a few simple instructions, whether it’s at your batch plant, at the construction site or in a drum mixer. When ready-mix producers also become resellers, savings will multiply.
The owners of today and tomorrow want environmental sustainability,practicality and long-lasting construction. Fortunately, Helix Micro Rebar helps in all of these cases. It cuts greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of steel reinforcement needed in your concrete. It reduces maintenance by limiting concrete cracks and future issues. And it is built to last not only decades, but generations. For those who want their buildings to stand the test of time, easily switching from rebar and mesh to Helix Micro Rebar is a no-brainer.
Take Out Your Old-Fashioned Technology. Choose the Future!
Just like unscrewing an old light bulb and lighting up your life with LEDs, Helix Micro Rebar takes the guesswork out of improving concrete and saving money.
It’s that easy. Reach out to our sales and technical inquiry team today to discuss your specific project and its innovation options!
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