The Shotcrete Process
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. Skatepark construction typically includes the specialty shotcrete process when building transitional, banked, vertical and even over-vertical skatepark features.
Qualifications of a Skatepark Contractor
Only ACI Certified Shotcrete Nozzlemen should be allowed to place shotcrete within a skatepark. Certified nozzlemen are considered professionals within in the industry. SPA Skateparks offers an experienced shotcrete crew consisting of ACI Certified Shotcrete Nozzlemen, experienced concrete pump operators and shaping experts. Over the years, our shotcrete professionals have worked with concrete engineers to develop specialized concrete mixes for use during the construction of poured in place skateparks…in all seasons and under any conditions.
Contact SPA Skateparks to learn more about the shotcrete process and how it applies to the construction of modern day skateparks. Or visit Curtis Concrete Pumping - our company specializing in professional concrete line pumping and shotcrete services.
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