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What Is Shotcrete? | Summit Shotcrete
What is Shotcrete?
When it comes to concrete construction, saving time and money are key to success and profitability. Shotcrete is a proven, cost-effective and time saving alternative to cast-in-place concrete or masonry. Its application utilizes compressed air to spray the concrete onto any earthen substrate, forms or existing concrete, block or brick at a high velocity to achieve maximum density and strength. Let one of our representatives show you how Shotcrete can dramatically enhance the bottom line on your next project.

Shotcrete is used instead of conventional concrete, in most instances, for reasons of cost or convenience. Shotcrete is advantageous in situations when form work is cost prohibitive or impractical and where forms can be reduced or eliminated.

If access to the work area is difficult, thin layers or variable thicknesses are required, or normal casting techniques cannot be employed, shotcrete becomes a suitable method. Additional savings are possible because shotcrete requires only a small, portable plant for manufacture and placement. Shotcreting operations can often be accomplished in areas of limited access to make repairs to structures.

Sustainability continues to grow as a driving force in the decision-making regarding construction materials and placement strategies. Because shotcrete is simply a method of placing concrete, it offers all of the sustainability benefits of concrete as a building material.
• Formwork savings over conventional cast-in-place construction
• Complex shapes require very little, if any formwork
• Crane and other equipment savings or elimination
• New construction speed savings
• Speed of repair reduces or eliminates downtime
• Better bonding to the substrate, which enhances durability