Shotcrete is a construction material, typically concrete, sprayed onto a surface at high velocity using a compressed air hose. It is generally used as a structural repair and waterproofing material. It is sometimes referred to as gunite. The first shotcrete machine was patented in 1907 by American taxidermist Carl Akeley.
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The Efficiency of the Cemex Shotcrete Process
It is crucial to choose the right mix for the desired application and to properly place and cure the shotcrete to achieve the desired results. We know how to adjust the mix ratio of cement to aggregate to achieve the desired strength and how to adjust the amount of water added to achieve the desired workability.
Our team are experts at adding admixtures, such as accelerators, retarders, and waterproofing agents, to achieve the desired properties. We know how to increase or slow the rate of hydration or use waterproofing agents to make the shotcrete more resistant to water penetration.
Cemex knows how to place the shotcrete mix quickly and evenly to avoid segregation and achieve the desired properties. Our nozzle operators are skilled at preventing over- or under-projection, which can lead to a poor bond between the shotcrete and the surface.
Once the shotcrete is in place, it must be adequately cured to achieve the desired strength and durability. At Cemex, we can achieve curing by wetting the shotcrete, covering it with plastic, or using a steam curing process.
Shotcrete Experts in Melbourne
Cemex Concrete Company provides shotcrete services in Melbourne. Our shotcrete process can be used for a wide range of applications, from small-scale repairs to large-scale structural projects.
The main disadvantage of shotcrete is that it is a relatively new technology. In addition, shotcrete is a very messy process and can be challenging to clean up. However, there is no lack of trained personnel and equipment at Cemex, and our clean-up process is excellent.
If you are considering using shotcrete for a project, consult Cemex Concrete Company today to discuss your options and get a quote.