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 the slope. If shotcrete is applied to the slope, it makes the slope stronger; a stronger slope reduces any of the inherent dangers that can come from a deteriorating slope. A lot of the work that Shotcrete Montana performs is based on erosion control.

How Does It Work?

When a slope is deteriorating, steel can be put in place on the slope—sometimes in certain applications there is no steel underlayment—and then shotcrete can be sprayed directly on top. The thickness of the applied shotcrete depends on the job. The result is a strong layer that prevents the erosion from going further.

The types of slopes vary, but the extreme would be slopes that are nearly vertical. The type of shotcrete application best suited to these extreme situations, would be a rough spray (nozzle finish), and the shotcrete will be applied with the contours of the slope. Another type of slope is the type of gentle slope you’ll find beneath bridges and the concrete embankments alongside freeways. When Shotcrete Montana applies a layer of shotcrete to these types of slopes, they use a fine wire mesh and a smoothed-out fine finish—usually they will apply a broom finish. These types of projects are commonly used in commercial applications, but there are certain benefits to using these techniques residentially.

If you have an area on your property that could benefit from a shotcrete application, or if you would like to speak with a shotcrete professional at Shotcrete Montana about the benefits of using shotcrete for erosion control, then make sure to call Shotcrete Montana today. Call today and Shotcrete Montana can give you a personalized estimate. Erosion control doesn’t sound overly exciting, but it is very important.