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Using Shotcrete to Complete Projects in Calgary and Surrounding Areas

Shotcrete refers to a method of applying concrete or mortar through pressure hoses to a nozzle where it is pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface. At SprayForce Concrete Services Ltd., we are COR certified members of the American Shotcrete Association, who use shotcrete to complete projects for clients throughout Calgary and the surrounding area.

Why Shotcrete?

Shotcrete can be used for numerous applications economically. It will bond to regular or flat surfaces such as plywood, fibreboard, existing smooth concrete, rigid insulation, sheet metal, and more. It will also bond to irregular surfaces such as rough concrete, earth, shale, rock, even loose gravel.

The Shotcrete Advantage

Choosing to use shotcrete has many advantages, including:

  • Minimize formwork cost

  • Structural walls can be shotcrete against single-sided forms, shoring, existing buildings or earth

  • The low slump concrete mix design of shotcrete exerts little form pressure

  • Pilasters, brick ledges, beam pockets, reglets can all be carved and finished into the shotcrete structure

  • Shotcrete shoring with soil nails or rock anchors is the best way to reduce earthwork costs by enabling the excavation to be cut vertically with no slope

  • Embedded items such as nelson studs, anchor bolts can all be placed within the shotcrete

  • The ability to construct straight curved and regularly shaped surfaces while providing durable concrete structures

  • Simplifying the formwork and lowering the cost

  • Speed of repair reduces or eliminates downtime

  • Better bonding to the substrate enhances durability

  • Ability to access restricted spaces and difficult-to-reach areas

Shotcrete Services

Shotcrete is the quick, cost saving and versatile method of applying concrete. Call us today to learn more about this service.


SprayForce Concrete Services Ltd.
11-4380 76 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2C 2J2


Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Calgary, Airdrie, Banff, Canmore Chestermere, Cochrane, and the surrounding area
As well as Edmonton, Lethbridge, and Saskatoon

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