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 members of the American Shotcrete Association, who use shotcrete to complete concrete projects for clients throughout Calgary and the surrounding area.
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
Contact us to learn more about using shotcrete to complete your projects.