Gunite and shotcrete are basically the same material – just applied differently. They’re both sprayed concrete. Gunite is also known as dry-gun concrete, whereas shotcrete is wet-gun concrete. Sprayed concrete is the ideal construction material for tunnels, underground structures, slope stabilization, structural repairs, and swimming pools. For the gunite method, dry concrete ingredients are placed into a hopper, then pushed out pneumatically through a hose to a nozzle. The nozzle operator slowly adds water to the nozzle, turning the dry ingredients simultaneously, until all the ingredients are fully mixed at the point of contact with the surface.
The Gunite method
With the gunite method, the operators has complete control over the water content that’s put into the mix, which allows for an improved placement process without the need for additional accelerators. This method is ideal for times when there are frequent stops during application. On the other hand, wet-mix shotcrete involves the utilization of fully mixed concrete that’s sent through a hose and nozzle without additional water. This method is recommended because it produces less rebounds and dust, plus allows for larger volumes of concrete to be placed in less time.
Gunite or Shocrete?
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