Shotcrete can be used to create a natural-looking surface covering sculptured, textured or stained while wet to blend in with the environment.

Common uses

Add aesthetic appearance to shotcrete surfaces
As part of a permanent earth retention system

Process

Keller offers the option of a shotcrete wall with an aesthetic face. Shotcrete capabilities relate to earth retention structures and structural rehabilitation. Earth retention projects include soil nail and shotcrete walls, permanent shotcrete walls, and shotcrete-faced soldier pile and lagging walls, including zero lot line earth retention. Other capabilities include aesthetic sculpted shotcrete for architectural features included in landscaping. Projects can range from small landscaping to large landslide and highway cuts.

For the last 25 years, sculpted shotcrete has been utilized to create natural-looking geological features. After shotcrete is sprayed onto a surface (often a soil nail wall), it can be sculpted, textured, and stained to maintain the look of the surrounding environment or for decorative purposes. Shotcrete is a proven, cost-effective, and time-saving alternative to cast-in-place concrete. Projects can range from small landscaping to large landslide and highway cuts. Our skilled shotcrete technicians and ACI-certified nozzlemen can create natural-looking rock surfaces as part of a permanent earth retention system.

Advantages

Comprehensive design-build service of the complete wall system, including the initial permanent wall, unlike many sculpted shotcrete providers
Ability to construct walls in restricted access.
Wide range of options in cost-effective design.
Offers a variety of aesthetic finishes for an exposed concrete face
Can be placed using ready mixed concrete or mixed on site

Quality assurance

The quality and strength of the shotcreteing process is verified by shooting test panels and performing tests on sample cores or strips of the test panel. Cores of in place shotcrete can also be inspected and tested.