Shotcrete is a method of placing concrete and therefore the material has the same basic characteristics of concrete. Shotcrete is often used for canal, channel, and ditch lining. It is important with shotcrete (concrete) that the subgrade the material is placed over be compacted and stable. The thickness, strength, and reinforcing needs to be designed and specified by a professional engineer familiar with this type of structure or pavement. For budget numbers, you should contact one of our contractor members, who can be found in the Buyers Guide on the Web site at www.shotcrete.org.