Many people ask what shotcrete is and what the difference is between concrete and shotcrete. ACI (American Concrete Institute) defines shotcrete as concrete conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface to achieve compaction, thus a method of placing concrete used primarily in the construction of vertical and overhead surfaces. In summary, shotcrete is a method or process of concrete placement rather than a material. Skate park construction typically includes the specialty shotcrete process when building transitional, banked, vertical and even over-vertical skate park features.
Skate park rules and regulations inform participants on how to safely enjoy the facility. Skate park users vary in age and skill level. Much like any public park, skate park signage should be concise, easy to read and positioned at the entrance of the facility. In most ways these rules are very similar to traditional parks found in a public park system. Rules regarding hours of operation, emergency phone numbers, placing trash in receptacles and respecting fellow users are all very common topics to include in skate park signage. Rules particular to skate parks may include recommending helmet usage and identifying what sport(s) are allowed to use the facility, just to mention a few. Refer to your State’s law for the legal disclaimer limiting the liability of a government for damages related to skate park activity. Each State’s legal disclaimer will vary and it is important to consult your legal department before inclusion to the skate park sign.