Why Should You Use Shotcrete Services?

October 6, 2022


You might have heard a lot about shotcrete but might not know what exactly it is. Shotcrete is a mortar, or high-execution concrete conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a backing surface. The power of this spraying action leads to the compaction of the concrete or mortar, which then, at that point, forms layers of concrete at the necessary consistency.

Shotcreting, when applied by a professional and reliable concrete company, is the best technique for the construction of bent surfaces. Burrow linings and domes are currently a lot easier to construct with the development of shotcrete innovation.

Shotcrete is a generally acknowledged and used approach to placing material that is cementitious for a vast assortment of applications.

It has turned into an essential material due to its versatility in shape, high strength, toughness, great bonding skill, and ability to reach areas of difficult access. It very well may be easily sprayed onto a surface at high velocity, making it handy for diverse operations.

Its applications range from slope and surface protection to renovating existing structures.

Shotcrete is often applied to gashed surfaces, usually because of reasons such as to safeguard a surface that, when left untreated, would have otherwise eroded or which is unstable due to fracturing and defects. Not only is it durable in construction, but it is also beneficial for the environment.

Also read: How Is Shotcrete Useful For The Environment?

Multiple Applications Of Shotcrete:

The selection of shotcrete for a specific application should be based on information, experience, and a cautious study of required and feasible material execution. The success of shotcrete for application is contingent upon proper planning and supervision, plus the skill and continuous attention given by the shotcrete applicator.


Shotcrete can be used to repair any harmed surface of concrete, lumber, or steel structures, given there is access to the surface needing repair. The following examples indicate a couple of ways where shotcrete can be used in repairs:

  • Bridges, Buildings, And Marine Structures

Shotcrete restoration can be used for span deck rehabilitation and building repairs. It is exceptionally useful for bar repairs of variable depths, caps, columns, abutments, wing walls, and under decks from the standpoint of procedure and cost.

In building repairs, shotcrete is commonly used for fire repair and earthquake damage and deterioration, strengthening walls, and encasing structural steel for fireproofing. The maintenance of structural members such as beams, columns, and connections is common for structures harmed by an earthquake.

As much as marine structures allure us, they require a lot of care when it comes to construction. Damage to marine structures can result from the deterioration of the concrete and its reinforcement.

Damaging conditions include corrosion of the steel, freezing and thawing actions, impact loading, structural distress, physical abrasion from the action of waves, sand, gravel, and floating ice, and chemical attacks due to sulfates.

Can Easily Create Tapered Or Curved Sections

Have you ever taken notice of the beautiful curved architectural designs made up of concrete and wondered how they are constructed? Well, here is the answer: they are made of shotcrete!

Since shotcrete does not have to convey the liquid pressure of concrete along the full length of a wall, a lot of thinner and lighter forms are used. A one-side structure is often enough to define the back surface application crews shoot against.

This diminished formwork makes it a lot easier to make curved sections, or artificial rock works for landscape purposes. Also, since the wall is built-out from one side, easy-to-produce tapered wall sections make the most proficient use of the concrete.

The Formwork Is Minimal

In new construction, a one-sided structure might be used to define the back surface of the shotcrete section. In soil-supported and underground work, no structure is required. In a fix often no formwork is required.

Also, since shotcrete does not impose fluid concrete pressure against the structure, a much lighter structure can be used. This allows the construction of curved shapes considerably more efficiently and at a lower cost! As formwork may approach 40% of a construction project’s cost, this provides both time and cost savings and sustainability benefits.

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At Sprayforce Concrete, we provide an array of services, such as structural and architectural shotcrete, repairs to dams, bridges, buildings, and other structures, soil retention systems, and much more. Contact us to get a consultation from the best of the best!

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