Shot Crete Uses
Landslide stabilization. Reactive soils. Hold downs. Wall Reinforcement. Internal layer for contiguous piers seals gaps between piers and provides a water barrier
Shot crete is the shooting of concrete onto a surface. The concrete mix can be wet or dry and propulsion provided by compressed air. Wet mix is referred to as shot crete and the dry mix , mixed with water at the nozzle as gunite. It is used to apply concrete to vertical, inclined or overhead surfaces.
Shot crete has the advantage of reduced costs [Formwork savings of 50 to 100% over conventional cast-in-place construction] and the ability to construct straight, curved, and irregularly shaped surfaces while providing a durable concrete structure.
It doesn’t require form work and allows visual access to the working face so can be more cost effective, time and labour saving. Concrete swimming pools are usually formed up this way as curves can be easily incorporated into the finished product.
Shotcreting guniting work at NH.