Shotcrete is concrete. Placed using compressed air.
Both wet and dry processes produce a material that exhibits superior hardened properties to high quality conventional concrete, such as high strength, low permeability, and high durability.
The nature of the shotcrete placement process provides additional benefits such as excellent bond with most substrates and instant or rapid capabilities, particularly with complex forms or shapes.
This renders shotcrete as an approach that is versatile in its application, finding use in commercial, residential, and industrial settings of all types.
In fact, the more complicated and scaled-up the project gets, the more appropriate shotcrete becomes as an approach, as opposed to placing traditional concrete.
We offer both wet and dry shotcrete, which is selected based on site conditions.
The Benefits of the Shotcrete Process
The shotcrete process offers a number of specialised benefits when compared to traditional concrete placement.
Effective for Complex Forms
Because shotcrete is sprayed, it can be applied with improved accuracy and control. This makes it ideal for concrete used on complex forms, such as those found in swimming pools and skate parks.
Increased Bond Strength
Sprayed shotcrete results in structures that are less porous, this means that those structures benefit from an increased bond strength.
Lowered Construction Times
Because shotcrete is sprayed when applied, it can drastically reduce the time and the cost incurred when using it compared to traditional concrete. Consideration must be given to the utilisation of a single-sided shutter with shotcrete applications versus the complex forms with conventional placement.
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