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Shotcrete Resources

Below you will find shotcrete articles written by some of the best shotcrete personal in the business. We chose a handful of articles out of 100 plus that best tackle the most common questions a General Contractor or Engineer may have regarding the shotcrete process. If you are looking for information on a particular shotcrete topic or have a shotcrete question, give estimating department a call. You can also find additional answers/information by visiting the American Shotcrete website at www.shotcrete.org or American Concrete Institute at www.concrete.org

Can Nozzleman Skill Affect Bond Quality:

This article talks about bonding hardened and freshly placed concrete (using the shotcrete method) together.

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Repair of Perimeter Walls Using the Shotcrete Method:

This article talks about how repairs were performed on an existing cast in place wall.

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Adding Corrosion Inhibitors to Extend Service Life of Concrete (Shotcrete Installation):

This article talks about using corrosion inhibitors within the concrete mix to help reduce reinforcement corrosion.

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Using Shotcrete and Cathodic Protection in Bridge and Highway Repair:

This article talks about using cathodic protection that is conducive to the shotcrete application and how it is used in bridge and highway repair.

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The Evolution of Shotcrete Evaluation and Testing:

This article talks about how shotcrete testing has evolved and various shotcrete testing procedures.

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Air Compressor Basics and Maintenance:

This article talks about the air compressors we use in the shotcrete industry. Its maintenance and how to detect warning signs.

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Using Rheology Control Agents in Place of Silica Fume:

This article talks about the benefits of using a rheology control agent instead of the silica fume additive when designing a high performance shotcrete mix.

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Shotcrete Panels for Evaluation and Testing:

This article discusses the different types of shotcrete panels there are and the testing method for each.

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Reinforcing Bar Shadowing and What You Can Do:

This article identifies improper reinforcement incasement and the corrective methods used to reduce or eliminate this issue.

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An Approach for Improving the Sustainability of Shotcrete:

This article discusses the sustainability of shotcrete mix designs through the use of admixes.

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Cold Weather Shotcreting:

This article discusses methods of installing concrete using the shotcrete method in cold weather.

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Durability of Shotcrete Looking Back at Projects from 30 to 40 Years Ago:

This article looks at several projects that had concrete placed using the shotcrete method and how they have held up over time.

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