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What is Shotcrete?

by Team Goseeko
  • Shotcrete is the process of depositing the mortar on the prepared surface by jetting it with high pressure applied pneumatically or by spraying.
  • In short, it is mortar conveyed through pump applied with high pressure onto a required surface.
  • It undergoes placement and compaction at the same time because of the pressure raised from nozzle.
  • One can impact it onto any type or shape of surface including vertical or overhead areas.
  • It is more economical than the conventional concrete because it requires less formwork.
  • It has excellent bonding capacity with a number of materials.

Properties of Shotcrete:

The properties of shotcrete are same as for conventional concrete.But some of the properties are different over the conventional one which are as follows:

  1. Shotcrete is strong and durable.
  2. It is resistant to disasters, fires, mold, insects, and vermin.
  3. It has low permeability.
  4. One requires less formwork.
  5. One needs no vibrations for consolidation.
  6. Cost effective.


Following are the various practical applications:

  1. Firstly, One uses it in highways and railroad tunnels.
  2. Used in mining operations.
  3. One uses it for slope stabilization.
  4. Used in building foundation.
  5. One uses it in canal lining.
  6. Used in bridge rehabilitation.
  7. One uses it in seawalls.
  8. Lastly, One uses it in parking garages.

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