Infinity Slab™ increases concrete’s strength and reduces cracking in slab applications
Using a combination of Helix Steel’s proprietary Helix® Micro Rebar® concrete reinforcement, professional engineering and local ready-mix techniques, Infinity Slab™ increases concrete’s strength, lowers maintenance costs and minimizes a building’s ownership costs.
Control joints require costly and time-consuming cutting and sealing, and leaves long-term maintenance issues, which Helix Steel has now made a thing of the past.
We will work with your team to increase the long-term reliability of your concrete slab, and recommend methods to eliminate the need for wet curing, which saves you even more time and money in the construction process.
Our engineering team starts by performing a custom structural concrete analysis and works alongside developers, contractors and local ready-mix producers to devise a low-shrinkage mix to better manage water, aggregate and reinforcement. Helix Steel has access to a team of engineers who are some of the country’s leading professionals in flatwork and mix design.
A highly detailed design is then produced, customized to the precise application, using one of four Infinity Slab options (depending on the joint distances), and followed by field support. Infinity Slab removes the need for saw cut joints whilst reducing the slab thickness by 20%.
Construction joints are governed by what can safely be poured and finished by the concrete contractor and not by restraint, posts or typical joint spacing. Besides the aesthetic burden that joints carry with them, other issues such as cracking, excessive maintenance and low durability all contribute to the growing need for a reliable jointless slab design.
The Helix Infinity Slab reduces these burdens and the problems they cause, including the loss of production time for repairs and excessive ongoing maintenance costs. The Helix Infinity Slab can be applied in any situation that requires few joints, minimal cracking, less maintenance and next-level durability.
A key aspect of Infinity Slab™ is Helix Steel’s one-inch twisted steel concrete reinforcement called Helix Micro Rebar reinforcement. The product increases concrete’s resiliency, ductility, and strength, and eliminates or reduces the traditional reinforcement (rebar and mesh) required by building codes. Concrete slabs built with Helix Micro Rebar reinforcement are ACI 318 building code compliant to carry structural loads.