Soil and rock stabilization is an excellent application for shotcrete. However, ASA as an association does not provide engineering design. We recommend consulting with a geotechnical engineer familiar with the local geology and soil conditions to evaluate potential lateral earth forces from the claystone. Once potential loads are established, a consulting engineer experienced with shotcrete in soil nailing applications will be able to design the soil nail facing. You can check our online Buyers Guide to find a consulting engineer experienced with shotcrete.