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

Sculpted shotcrete technique illustration

Common uses

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


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, shotcrete-faced soldier piles, and lagging walls, including zero lot line earth retention. Other capabilities include aesthetically sculpted shotcrete for architectural features included in landscaping. Projects can range from small landscaping to large landslides and highway cuts.

For the last 25 years, sculpted shotcrete has created natural-looking geological features. After spraying shotcrete 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 landslides 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.


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 shotcrete process are 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.