The Better Way to Build in Every Direction

Whether you’re building below-grade or above-grade, the tiny twisted concrete reinforcement known as Helix Micro Rebar is taking the construction world in new directions.

As Helix Micro Rebar continues to expand its presence across North America, more contractors are realizing its benefits not just in concrete slabs, but in concrete footings and Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) applications.

Those who have used Helix Micro Rebar know that although it is small, this alternative reinforcement is far superior to traditional rebar in both residential and commercial builds due to its strength, time savings and operational efficiency.

How-to Helix: Your Ultimate Concrete Helper

Boxes of Helix Micro Rebar are effortlessly mixed into concrete, often using a conveyer belt that leads into a concrete mixer at the batch plant, by following simple dosing and mixing instructions. Doing this offsite reduces the need for time-consuming onsite labor and accelerates the construction timeline.

Once it’s ready to go, the concrete can be delivered and poured with ease.

Below Grade: Using the Alternative Concrete Reinforcement in Footings

Whether you build foundations for homes or the footings of commercial warehouses, you need Helix Micro Rebar. If you have ever had to build concrete footings, you know that it’s not a task that is fondly looked forward to by anyone. Having to haul, bend and tie endless amounts of rebar is not only laborious, but time-consuming.

Since it is uniformly dispersed throughout the concrete, Helix Micro Rebar reinforces the entire structure with very little rebar needed. Not only does this mean you don’t need to order as much rebar, but it also simplifies the placement process, resists cracks and increases the concrete’s load-bearing capacity. Just pour it in as specified and never worry about rusty rebar cages again.

“I chose Helix Micro-Rebar reinforcement for my homes’ foundations to improve the overall quality of my homes and cost-effectiveness of my projects.”


Above Grade: Building ICF With Helix Micro Rebar

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Helix Micro Rebar is the only code-approved replacement for rebar in vertical structures. For that reason, it’s invaluable to contractors and developers who are building ICF homes and businesses.

As you likely know, ICF offers exceptional insulation properties and structural stability. Unfortunately, rebar has created many challenges: lugging heavy products, cutting to size, and working for days to get the job done.

Helix Micro Rebar addresses this issue head-on by mixing with the concrete to create a cohesive form while speeding up the concrete process. And perhaps most importantly you get a structure that is more durable than ever before.

Where to Build From Here? 

As the concrete construction industry continues to evolve, especially in the areas of footings and ICF construction, Helix Micro Rebar stands as the leading alternative to rusty rebar.

We know that you want to build your vertical walls and footings better than ever before, so how do you start? Trust Helix Steel. We’ve been progressing our alternative concrete reinforcement for 20 years, with decades of experience that has benefited countless ICF homes, industrial facilities, fulfillment centers and many other projects

We understand your needs and will work with you to make everything better. Consider moving your business forward in one of these three ways:

  1. Log into our exclusive Specification Tool to learn more about the specific requirements behind using Helix Micro Rebar in footings, foundations and ICF applications. 
  2. Submit your project specs and our team will review them with a no-cost quote to get the ball rolling.

If you would like to speak with a real person about your specific application or how Helix Micro Rebar can help, get in touch with us here. We are here to move the construction industry – and your business – forward!