About Prestige Shotcrete/Gunite
Shotcrete is the process of pneumatically applying concrete onto various surfaces at high velocity. There are two primary application methods: the wet process pumps mixed concrete through a hose to the nozzle where compressed air is added to provide high velocity for placement and consolidation; the dry process, commonly known as gunite, uses compressed air to blow pre-blended dry materials through a hose at high velocity to the nozzle, where water is added. The effects in most cases are almost identical.
The materials used in both processes are generally the same as those used for conventional concrete—Portland cement, aggregates and water. Various additives can enhance strength and reduce cracking. As a result, shotcrete/gunite has high-strength, durability, low permeability, and excellent bonding characteristics.
Shotcrete/gunite application also provides almost limitless possibilities for complex shaping and forming in new construction and renovation projects.
Other key benefits include:
- Little or no form work is required.
- Cost-effective method for placing concrete.
- Ideal for irregular surface applications.
- Allows for easier material handling in areas with difficult access.
Prestige’s shotcrete and gunite operations deliver quality material and experienced crews to contractors throughout the state of Florida as well as North Carolina, Texas, California and the Bahamas.
Our expert crews are led by experienced, certified nozzlemen using the best equipment in the business, which we build and maintain ourselves.
Our quality control department tests and tracks the results of our materials to insure consistent strengths and finishing characteristics. We also offer specialty products containing additives that increase strength, reduce cracking, and increase resistance to alkali and chemical attack.
Contact us to learn more about the many uses of shotcrete/gunite.