Shotcrete is a placement method for concrete construction. Shotcrete-placed concrete should be properly cured to provide desired strength and reduce potential shrinkage. ACI 308.1-11, “Specification for Curing Concrete,” and ACI 308R-16, “Guide to External Curing of Concrete” are excellent reference documents. ASA recommends curing a minimum of 7 days, and prefers curing with water, maintaining a continuously wet surface condition for the 7-day period. If using a curing membrane instead of water curing, ASA recommends applying the curing membrane at twice the curing membrane manufacturer’s recommended application rate, and applying in two layers with the second perpendicular to the first. If applying a coating over the final concrete surface, you should check with the coating supplier to verify the duration and properties required before application of the coating.