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Concrete is susceptible to micro cracking, corrosion of rebar, loss of strength due to salts and effects of freeze thaw cycles. Tough House addresses each of these problems with innovative, worldwide proven materials imparting strength and durability to the concrete hence extending life of structures. Our materials have been used from roads, dams, bridges, stadiums, high rise buildings, airports to ordinary shelters.
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Helix Steel.Tough House is manufacturers approved distributor of Helix Steel in Pakistan.Helix, simply put, is a replacement for rebar.In any application, from structural foundations, to slabs, to suspended structural concrete, to paving, Helix will increase the strength and durability of concrete.A simple idea hatched from examining the difference between a screw and a nail has allowed Helix to offer the construction industry unprecedented performance and economy. What was not possible before, complete rebar replacement is possible with Helix.The performance of standard concrete reinforcement is governed by friction. Concrete must crack and the rebar begin to slip before it can engage and carry any load. Rebar is deformed to increase the friction between the rebar and concrete to reduce slippage once it starts.Helix, on the other hand cannot slip out of the concrete. It must untwist.
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[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Quantifiable Benefits”]Replacing rebar or mesh with Helix has many quantifiable benefits:

  • Improved crack resistance
  • Increased durability
  • Improved shear strength

In short, Helix is a better way to reinforce concrete. Helix Awarded IBC and IRC Accreditation to ISO Guide 65 and as per ACI 318 as a Certified Alternative to Steel Rebar and Wire Mesh in Vertical Wall Applications. Helix is proud to announce that Evaluation Report 0279 report accredits Helix Micro-Rebar 5-25 and its design method under ISO Guide 65 and in accordance with IBC and IRC ACI 318 for use as an alternative to conventional rebar and wire mesh reinforcement in concrete slabs and walls. This is significant for the use of reinforced concrete in construction projects as Helix Micro-Rebar 5-25 is the only discontinuous concrete reinforcement product in the world that now has a ISO certified design manual that can be followed to design vertical applications (such as walls) with Helix as the primary concrete reinforcement compliant with IBC, IRC and ACI 318 requirements.
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Evaluation Report for IBC and IRC Accreditation to ISO Guide 65 in compliance with ACI 318 as a Certified Alternative to Steel Rebar and Wire Mesh in Vertical Walls and Floor Slabs for Helix Micro-Rebar.

  1. Helix Eliminates Placing Errors
  2. Helix Provides a 40% Plus Stronger Concrete Section
  3. Helix Allows the Concrete to Absorb 200% Plus More Energy
  4. Helix has Excellent Crack Control Properties
  5. Helix is a Safer, Discontinuous Reinforcement System
  6. Helix Helps Increase Worksite Safety
  7. Helix is Electroplated with Zinc
  8. Helix Significantly Reduces Construction Time
  9. Helix Reduces Reinforcing Costs by at Least 20%
  10. Helix Can Help Achieve Green Star Building Goals

What allows Helix to be approved for structural reinforcement? It is simple. Helix Micro-Rebar develops its full tensile resistance in concrete  BEFORE a visible crack (0.004 inch or 0.0002 millimeter) forms. Rebar, on the other hand, does not develop its full tensile resistance until AFTER a .080-inch or 2-millimeter crack forms. Synthetic fibers stretch until the crack is 3 millimeters wide before full tensile resistance is achieved. The bottom line is, do you want concrete reinforcement that prevents cracks and then controls them tightly or do want to keep using traditional rebar/mesh/fiber reinforcements and accept the cracks that will occur?
Helix Steel provides a warranty on concrete that is reinforced with Helix Micro-Rebar. Do other concrete reinforcements offer a warranty? The answer is NO! Please send us your structural and non-structural plans which include the concrete thickness, concrete strength and rebar design and we will provide a FREE Helix Micro- Rebar design and fully-backed engineering submittal back to you.

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