What is Shotcrete?

What is shotcrete? It’s a low moisture concrete mixture, mixed wet, that can be sprayed through a hose onto a surface. The shotcrete is applied at a high velocity onto the surface, and the end result is a wall or floor or roof. The method of application makes the building process much more efficient than other traditional methods; it also has tremendous bonding capabilities. After the shotcrete is applied, the shotcrete can be troweled smooth.


Shotcrete can be used for a variety of projects. It can be used as a substitute for traditional concrete projects, concrete that is mixed and poured in a traditional method. The shotcrete’s end product is similar to high strength concrete mixed and poured traditionally, but it also has low permeability properties, and excellent adhesion and eventual bond properties; the shapes that can be made with shotcrete are practically limitless. It’s a strong structural support for shoring up surfaces and bracing eroded surfaces.


If you’ve gone online and researched shotcrete or concrete then it’s likely you’ve read that there are humidity extremes at which caution is advised for a job. But here in Montana there are rarely times at which humidity swings drastically, and the shotcrete experts at Shotcrete Montana can tackle any shotcrete job in any season. Any shotcrete/concrete job can be planned and performed in most months here in Montana. And if you have any questions about how the Shotcrete experts at Shotcrete Montana can help you with your retaining wall, dam (anywhere shotcrete/concrete can be applied), then call today.

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