BAM Shotcrete

Types of Shotcrete Finishes

Shotcrete offers a range of finishes catering to different aesthetic and functional needs in residential and commercial construction. These finishes not only enhance the visual appeal but also contribute to the durability and performance of the shotcrete surface.

Here are the primary types of shotcrete finishes offered by BAM Shotcrete:

Photo of nozzle finish (as sprayed)

Nozzle Finish (‘As sprayed’)

This is the basic shotcrete finish that results naturally after being applied to a surface. It’s typically uniformly textured, often used when the shotcrete is not visible or in temporary construction.

Trowel Finish

The shotcrete is troweled after application for a smoother, more refined surface. This can be done manually or mechanically, depending on the scale of the project. Troweled finishes are common in visible areas requiring a more aesthetic appearance.

Broom Finish

In this shotcrete finish, a broom is dragged over the freshly applied shotcrete to create a textured surface. This finish is often used for slip-resistant surfaces like sidewalks or pool decks during pool construction.

Sculpted or Carved Finish

In this artistic shotcrete finish, the shotcrete is sculpted or carved to create a three-dimensional effect. It’s often used in themed constructions, such as in parks or artistic installations.

Bull Float Finish

In this finishing process, a bull float is used to level ridges and fill voids, creating a smooth and even surface.

Tine Finish

Tine surface finish is generally produced using a mechanical device with a tine head (metal rake) that moves across the surface. The texture depends on the tine spacing and regularity.

Each finish has its own specific uses and considerations, and the choice of shotcrete finish will depend on the project’s functional requirements, desired aesthetics, and environmental conditions.

If you want to use any of the above shotcrete finishes in your next project, contact BAM Shotcrete by calling (623) 208-2912 or send us an email. Our ACI-certified shotcrete nozzlemen are ready to serve you and all your project needs. We serve the entire United States from our Arizona headquarters.

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