There is no stated maximum thickness for shotcrete used in shear walls or any other type of wall. Walls have been successfully placed to a thickness of 36 in. (914 mm) for some time. The two main concerns are the heat of hydration and proper encapsulation of the reinforcing steel. Because shotcrete mixtures typically contain more cement per cubic yard or cubic meter than formed and poured placements, there will be more heat generated by the shotcrete mixture. The ability of the nozzleman to encapsulate the reinforcing will be a function of proper mixture design, proper selection of shotcrete equipment, and the skill level of the nozzleman and the crew.