Properly produced concrete material shotcreted in place should gain strength over time, not lose strength. ASA recommends that concrete placed by the shotcrete method have a minimum compressive strength at 28 days of 4000 psi (28 MPa). Coring does damage the sample somewhat, so it is common to require core strength to meet 85% of the specified compressive strength. Cores should be no less than a nominal 3 in. (76 mm) in diameter for representative results because smaller cores (less than 3 in. [76 mm] diameter) are more subject to damage from the core extraction, affecting the reported strength. Thus, at 85% of 4000 psi (28 MPa) the minimum should be 3400 psi (23 MPa). Based on the reported values, and assuming a 3 in. (76 mm) diameter or greater core, the concrete strength is well below ASA’s recommended strength, and the strength you originally specified in 2013.