WHO WE ARE
OUR SKILLED TEAM CONSISTS OF:
Trained nozzle men and air lance operators who understand the importance of the water-to-cement mix ratio and the consequences of rebound encasement.
Cutters and finishers who are better described as concrete artists..
Plant operators who can strip and repair a rig in best time, leading to less on-site delays and maximum output.
Management who take responsibility to deliver the best quality every time, not only in the final product but throughout the contract experience from tender through planning, professional health & safety, up-to-date equipment, a happy workforce and most importantly, a very satisfied client for life.
Our Management take responsibility to deliver best quality every time throughout the contract experience – from tender through planning, professional health & safety, up to date equipment, a happy workforce and most importantly, a very satisfied client for life.
This is due to our time & financial commitment to training our staff on industry best practice. Any John Smith can buy a wrecked gunnite machine and call themselves a gunite applicator. However as with most things there is a right and wrong way to achieve a quality product.
This starts with training. Our founder is the only certified shotcrete craftsman and inspector in Africa. This certification involved travelling to the USA and spending a month on a variety of shotcrete sites working with recognised and certified industry experts. Additional time was then spent in lectures and at the end of this 7 separate examinations with an 80% pass rate where required. These included practical and theory. Theory includes cold and hot weather shotcreting, materials, admixtures, placement techniques, industry bad practice, equipment, safety and many other subjects. The practical involved the spraying of panels in the vertical and overhead position. The panels where then cored and the quality, density and encapsulation of rebar was judged by the American Shotcrete Association. As shotcrete is concrete all examinations and testing are overseen by the American Concrete Institute who then issue the certification.
Our equipment is then also a factor in why we are ahead of the rest. One of our wet-shotcrete kits can cost more than 10 x what a local gunite set-up costs. Why would we invest so much money in one when we could have ten. Quality is the answer. We have 7 Wet shotcrete rigs and 7 dry shotcrete set-ups. All manufactured by REED Shotcrete equipment on Chino, California.