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
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.
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
ADDED HELIX STEEL VALUE
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