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Livonia, Michigan

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

— The Gilardone Company

The Helix Difference

64%Shear Strength
9%Modulus of Rupture
38%Bending Moment
20%Concrete Pour Rate



The Gilardone Company

Original Design

4" SOG 1 layer of 6X6, W2.9/W2.9 mesh
8" SOG 1 layer of 6X6, W2.9/W2.9 mesh

Helix Dosage

4" & 8" SOG with 9 lb/yd3

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.