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.