The addition of fiber will not increase the bond of shotcrete to the concrete shear wall. A 1.5 in. (38 mm) thick layer of properly designed and applied shotcrete should have adequate bond to a properly prepared concrete substrate without additional mechanical anchors. However, exposure conditions, geometry of the wall, shrinkage potential of the shotcrete mixture, application technique, and curing—as well as the age and quality of the shear wall concrete substrate—may affect the bond. These factors should be considered by an engineer experienced with shotcrete overlays in deciding whether additional anchoring is advisable.