The Villages 

The Villages, Florida

At 10 lb/yd3, Helix Steel ensures our homes meet the FEMA spec for tornadoes and hurricanes.

   – Terry Yoder,  T & D Concrete


Project Summary

The Villages is a residential community for active seniors near Orlando, Florida.  The community includes homes, grocery stores and movie theaters. More than 10,000 homes and other community facilities have been poured with Helix Steel reinforcement.  Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement has been poured in cast-in-place walls, floors and foundations for these buildings. With Helix Steel, these homes are more equipped to face potential damage from hurricanes & tornadoes that regular homes are not built to withstand.


Over 6.5 million sq. ft. and 122,000 yd3 of concrete has been supported with Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement.  This equates to over 1.2 million lb.  

Category:                 Residential
Contractor:             T & D Concrete
Location:                 The Villages, Florida
Application:           Poured Walls, Floors, Foundations

Original Design:  6x6, W2.9 /W2.9 WWF Wire Mesh 

Helix Dosage:       10 lb/yd3 









Increase in Shear Strength:               96%

Increase in Modulus of Rupture:    18%

Increase in Durability:                        17%

Number of Homes:                              10,000 + Homes

Reduction in Carbon Footprint:     117,000 Tons

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