How Does Infinity Slab™ Work?
Using a combination of Helix Steel’s proprietary Helix® Micro Rebar® concrete reinforcement, professional engineering and local ready-mix techniques, Infinity Slab™ increases concrete’s strength, lowers maintenance costs and minimizes a building’s ownership costs.
Control joints require costly and time-consuming cutting and sealing, and leaves long-term maintenance issues, which Helix Steel has now made a thing of the past.
We will work with your team to increase the long-term reliability of your concrete slab, and recommend methods to eliminate the need for wet curing, which saves you even more time and money in the construction process.
Our engineering team starts by performing a custom structural concrete analysis and works alongside developers, contractors and local ready-mix producers to devise a low-shrinkage mix to better manage water, aggregate and reinforcement. Helix Steel has access to a team of engineers who are some of the country’s leading professionals in flatwork and mix design.
A highly detailed design is then produced, customized to the precise application, using one of four Infinity Slab options (depending on the joint distances), and followed by field support.
Infinity Slab’s Not-So-Secret Ingredient
A key aspect of Infinity Slab™ is Helix Steel’s one-inch twisted steel concrete reinforcement called Helix Micro Rebar reinforcement. The product increases concrete’s resiliency, ductility, and strength, and eliminates or reduces the traditional reinforcement (rebar and mesh) required by building codes. Concrete slabs built with Helix Micro Rebar reinforcement are ACI 318 building code compliant to carry structural loads.
Higher Load Capacity
Infinity Slab™ will increase your concrete’s load capacity, without requiring thicker pavements.
3rd Party Accredited
Helix® Micro Rebar® (a key component in Infinity Slab) has been certified by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and Uniform Evaluation Service (IAPMO-ES).
Drastically reduce the time spent on cutting and sealing your slabs on grade by a factor of four.
Helix Steel’s team of engineers work with you to develop the best concrete plan possible.
Strengthen Your Concrete
Through effective engineering and product choice, this will Increase your concrete’s shear strength, durability and ductility.
An Option for Every Slab Application
Helix Steel has four low-shrinkage Infinity Slab options, from 25’ joint spacing to 100’ and beyond.
Our philosophy here at Helix Steel is that concrete slabs should remain uncracked under service loads, no matter the application. Simply doubling the joint spacing reduces the number of joints by a factor of four. There’s significant long-term savings, and the upfront cost is minimal.— Luke Pinkerton, President & CTOHelix Steel
Documents & Data
Included with every Infinity Slab™
- Custom slab structural analysis
- Structural capacity per ACI 318
- Concrete mix design
- Joint design and detailing
- Field support
- Ongoing support
ARTICLE: INFINITY SLAB™ AND E5®
Helix Steel & Specification Products Introduce New Innovative Carbon Reducing Solution
Helix Steel and Specification Products have partnered to launch the Infinity Slab™ with Helix Steel and E5®.
Infinity Slab™ is an innovative new solution in the concrete industry that creates stronger and more durable concrete slabs and applications that save time and money — not only during the construction process but also throughout the life of the concrete. Infinity Slab™ with Helix Steel and E5® eliminates traditional curing and densifying methods, reduces shrinkage, and reduces curling while helping to minimize volume loss from the concrete application. This results in concrete that is capable of carrying higher loads with longer joint spans than what was previously achievable with other solutions. This solution drastically reduces costly and time-consuming cutting and sealing, and lessens long-term maintenance issues.
Helix® Micro Rebar® Reinforcement Three Part Specification
Specifying Helix Steel reinforcement is simple. Here you will find the necessary CSI formatted specification template. Also available are partially completed substitution forms for during the bidding process and after. Add Helix® reinforcement to the drawings in a note, do not remove the original design. This gives the contractor and building official the opportunity to choose.
The note should say: “use the original reinforcement shown in the drawing or Helix® 5-25 at x lb/yd3 designed and installed in accordance with UES ER 0279 or ICC-ES ER 3949″. We recommend also indicating that the manufacturer should have at least 10 years experience manufacturing and requiring that the manufacturer also have ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System.
Uniform Evaluation Services provides assurance for end users and building regulators that the code, which sets the bar for building component acceptability, has been satisfied.
ICC-ES is a nonprofit, limited liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials.