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