What Are The Top Uses of Shotcrete?



Shotcrete is not a material, but a technique of applying concrete at high velocities through a hose. This application method shaves time and money and is gaining popularity in the building community each day. Though shotcrete can be used on almost any concrete project, there are a number of projects where the use of shotcrete is often the best choice.

Here are five projects that are ideal for shotcrete usage:

Repair and Restoration Projects

Shotcrete is a fantastic method for repair and restoration projects because of its versatility and ease of application. The key is to ensure that the new concrete material is well blended with the existing material to ensure that the repair will stand up to the test of time.

Pools and Water Features

Water-resistant concrete is ideal for structures like pools, dams, reservoirs, and marine-based structures. Because shotcrete can be placed directly against soil, it is the ideal material for home pools. Shotcrete doesn’t rely on forms and molds, so it can be used to create very attractive shapes at an economical price.

Skate Parks

Like pools, shotcrete can be used to create the smooth, tall curves needed for skateboard ramps and parks.


Shotcrete can be used to create interesting architectural shapes and landscape structures like sculptures, walkways, and any project that requires flexible and durable materials.

New Construction

Shotcrete greatly reduces the cost of construction projects and offers designers the ability to create curved, irregular shapes that are also structurally sound. Shotcrete can save both time and money while making innovative architectural decisions feasible.

The Conco Companies are a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western U.S. and we got our start in the Bay Area in 1959 by offering clients the best value on a wide range of concrete services and products. Since that time, we have taken a leading role as one of the top concrete contractors in the region. Our offices serve California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.

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