TVA Allen Power Plant
By using Helix Steel, we were able to reduce the pavement thickness from 12" to 6".
– Capital Concrete
TVA’s Allen Fossil Plant is located on 500 acres on McKellar Lake, five miles southwest of downtown Memphis. Memphis Light Gas & Water built the plant, with construction beginning in 1956, and all three of its units were generating power by October 1959.
Contractor: Capital Concrete
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Application: Heavy Pavement
Original Design: 12" Concrete Pavement
Helix Dosage: 6" Concrete Pavement with 30 lb/yd3;
ADDED HELIX STEEL VALUE
Increase in Shear Strength: 101%
Increase in Modulus of Rupture: 31%
Increase in Durability: 18%
Increased Speed of Construction: 2 Days/Foundation
Reduction in Carbon Footprint: 2 Tons/Foundation