Slab Movement: Yes, You Can Fix It…

Slab heave and slab movement can be fixed—not easily, but if you’re armed with a certain amount of experience and you apply the forthcoming helpful tips (Or you can call the shotcrete experts at Shotcrete MT for help), it can be done. Here’s how. A home will move, unfortunately, and […]


Concrete is an Eco-Friendly Building Material: Here’s Why…

Concrete is one of the world’s greatest eco-friendly building materials, and it’s known as such because it remains eco-friendly in all its steps of process. First, the foundation of all concrete is limestone, and limestone is the most abundant mineral to be found on planet earth; yes, it is mined, […]


Erosion and Elevation Change: The Importance of a Retaining Wall Beyond Aesthetics.

Concrete retaining walls can be a pleasingly aesthetic addition in any landscape; it’s a natural-looking design element that ties together two distinct elevations of the landscape. And that’s it’s main purpose: to separate two distinct elevations of soil. Now the retaining wall can be built from many different types of […]


Buying a New Home: Check the Foundation for Signs of Breakdown

Overtime, every house moves. The house moves as the earth moves, and the unbendable structures that support the house (concrete foundation) begin to buckle under the pressure of the movement. Overtime, the amount the foundation moves will cause damage; the severity of foundation damage can range from the simple and […]


Foundation Repair with Shotcrete

One of the current housing trends is to buy older houses and rehab them; in fact, it’s become more popular to rehab an older home than to build new. And it’s understandable because oftentimes those older homes have more character and charm; and they can oftentimes be purchased for less. […]

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Use For Shotcrete: Erosion Control

Overtime the earth moves, and slopes or cuts can erode and structurally degrade; even if you have areas like these on your property that have not yet completely deteriorated, these areas will, eventually, become a problem. Luckily, one option, for keeping erosion at bay, is to use shotcrete to stabilize […]


Shotcrete vs Concrete: Is there a difference?

The major difference between shotcrete and concrete is the method used by a concrete contractor to place the concrete; there are clear advantages aside from just method, but we’ll get to those in a moment. Basically, shotcrete was invented when the concrete “gun” was developed in early nineteen hundred. Originally […]


Why Hire A Professional? I.E. Isn’t This The Age Of DIY?

Some jobs are practically made for the average weekend home-improvement-warrior. Most anyone can learn to mix simple batches of concrete, to build forms correctly, and then to pour concrete, float it and seal it. But there are reasons to hire a professional. And it’s not just for the big jobs—although […]


Concrete Culverts

What is a culvert? A culvert is a type of structure which allows water to pass through an opening, but remains closed off at the top. Simple. Culverts can be found almost anywhere. The closure allows people and vehicles to pass over the top. You can find a very simple […]


Concrete Foundations

A concrete foundation should be built of such good quality that it supports a house for the duration—indefinitely; a foundation should outlast the house it supports. Obviously, over time, concrete will break down—it is a natural building material, after all—but any breakdown should be minimal and fixable, as much a […]