Shotcrete Sprayed Concrete

Why is Shotcrete Used?

Shotcrete and sprayed concrete are used to facilitate getting massive amounts of material on a vertical or overhead surface safely and effectively.

Shotcrete has no bounds or limits thanks to the pneumatics that propel it onto a surface, thus eliminating expensive formwork.

Shotcrete also makes the working environment for the crew safe by allowing the machines to do the work. The use of high pressure hydraulics and high volume pneumatics achieves a process that no other method can replicate or achieve.

Shotcrete and sprayed concrete are ideal for erosion control and bank side rehabilitation where the earth needs some stabilization.

Sea walls benefit from shotcrete by decreasing the time needed for erection and completion, thus increasing the safety of the crew.

Old URM (un-reinforced masonary) structures and buildings can now be revitalized and refurbished thanks to the structural properties of shotcrete.

Shotcrete is very versatile due to the ability to drag around the hose that is the delivery mechanism. Instead of limiting the scope of the project due to no access, the hose used for shotcrete applications can be reached out 300′.

300′ of placement hose/line allows for the heavy equipment to stay parked away from the jobsite if necessary and also opens up the rainy season for many construction uses.

Shotcrete Sprayed Concrete

Sprayed Concrete

Sprayed Concrete is an effective method of delivering vast amounts of high-strength concrete via high-pressure air and hydraulics.

Shotcreter’s has it’s own fleet of specialized mixer trucks that we developed alongside a fleet of truck mounted line pumps. Spraying concrete is what we do!

Sprayed concrete is synonymous with wet-mix shotcrete or dry-batch gunite. We only provide wet-mix shotcrete at Shotcreter’s.

Wet-mix shotcrete is very similar to the normal concrete we are accustomed to seeing, except it has been tailored with specific chemicals and ingredients to achieve the characteristics of shotcrete.

Shotcrete will have less aggregate than normal concrete, and more sand. Shotcrete will have nearly 2x the amount of cement and cementious materials. Also shotcrete, since we are spraying it, needs to have some chemical properties that achieve a tacky state when appplied.

Sprayed concrete (shotcrete) is great for vertical work (walls and embankments) and also works great for flat installations like pipelines.

Shotcrete and sprayed concrete are the most acceptable method for safely building tunnels and aquaducts worldwide.



Shotcrete services for the Pacific Northwest.

With 20+ years in business, we know how to mix shotcrete, spray shotcrete, and we deliver with a fleet of modern trucks, quality equipment, and experienced Operators.

Feel free to send over a set of plans in confidentiality with an encrypted website and email, or call Ryan Standley (971) 221-6925.

Recent Shotcreter’s at work in Portland’s Forest Park making upgrades to the petroleum pipeline.