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What is Shotcrete?

Shotcrete is a method of applying concrete through a nozzle at a high velocity onto a surface. The concrete is typically reinforced by conventional steel rods, steel mesh, or fibers.

History of Shotcrete

This technology was originally invented in 1907 by an American taxidermist named Carl Akeley. He used a dry-mix process until the 1950s, when a better wet-mix process was introduced.

Gunite vs. Shotcrete

Gunite is a term that refers to only the dry-mix application process. Shotcrete is an all-inclusive term that can be used to refer to both the dry-mix and wet-mix processes.

Applications of Shotcrete

Shotcrete is widely used in tunnel linings, canals, slope stabilization, swimming pools, skate parks, and structural repairs. Its ability to adhere to various surfaces and shapes makes it ideal for complex structural support needs.

Advantages of Shotcrete

Shotcrete offers rapid application, excellent bonding to surfaces, versatility in construction projects, reduced formwork needs, and the ability to apply on complex shapes and in tight spaces, enhancing structural integrity and durability.

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