Sun Recycling Facility

Pompano Beach, Florida

Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement  was used to fully replace all rebar, supporting significant loads and repeat heavy traffic including 80,000 lb wheel loaders.


Project Summary

Category:                 Industrial
Contractor:             Ahrens Companies
Location:                 Pompano Beach, Florida
Application:           Slab on Grade,

Original Design:  1 layer of #5 rebar @ 12” OCEW

Helix Dosage:       22.5 lb/yd3 







Increase in Shear Strength:               260 %

Increase in Modulus of Rupture:    46 %

Increase in Durability:                        15 %

Increased Speed of Construction:   18 Days

Reduction in Carbon Footprint:     800 Tons

The Sun Recycling Center is located in Pompano Beach, Florida and is approx 500,000 sq. ft.  As a scrap metal processing facility, the slab on grade endures a tremendous amount of traffic, loads and heavy machinery. 


The initial design for this industrial slab on grade was 6 1/2" thick concrete, reinforced with 1 layer of #5 rebar at 12" OCEW.  Using the Helix Steel design method, the concrete contractor was able to replace all of the rebar, while increasing the durability and resilience of the slab on grade. 

Since 2012, the Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforced concrete has supported significant loads and repeat heavy traffic including 80,000 lb wheel loaders.

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