Shotcrete work at 1722 Summit.

 

What is Shotcrete? It is a process in which compressed air forces mortar or concrete through a hose and nozzle onto a surface at a high velocity and forms structural or non-structural components of buildings. The relatively dry mixture is consolidated by the force of impact and develops a compressive strength similar to normal- and high-strength concrete.

Materials used in the shotcrete process are generally the same as those used for conventional concrete, lightweight aggregate, water, and admixtures. Shotcrete projects also call for the same types of reinforcement specified for conventional concrete, including deformed bars, welded wire fabric, and prestressing steel.