Shotcrete is a high-velocity placement of concrete. In most thick walls, as I imagine your foundation walls are, the shotcrete contractor will be bench shooting the walls. This means they will be shooting the full wall thickness in 3 to 4 ft (0.9 to 1.2 m) high lifts where most of the impact forces and weight of the shotcrete is carried by the previously shot material. This results in very low impact forces on the back side of the section. When creating a section with a one-sided form, shotcrete contractors have used thin material, like Masonite, pegboard, or even an expanded mesh material, as we just need to have a surface to define the back of the section.