I am searching for criteria/guidelines or ratings on what different profiles are achieved by shotcrete. I am hoping there are installed shotcrete profile requirements with respect to final surface roughness. We manufacture a waterproofing system and are often asked to be installed over shotcrete, to which we have no objections. However, I am hoping there are criteria/guidelines/ratings on achieved profile of the finished surface. For example: The concrete industry often talks about roughness achieved by shotblasting and the surfaces getting to various degrees between CSP-1 to CSP-9. Is there a criteria/guideline/rating system, or something similar with shotcrete? Here is the link to some such guidelines.
Shotcrete is a method of placing concrete. The surface texture of roughness varies considerably depending on the application and the abilities of the installer. The surface can vary from a rough nozzle finish to a smooth trowel finish and many variations between these two extremes. In buildings, the typical finishes are wood float, rubber float, or trowel finish. The owner and the architect determine what finish will be required and generally specify the finish in the construction documents. The documents which might be of help to you are ACI 506R, “Guide to Shotcrete,” ACI 301, “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 117, “Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials.”
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