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are nonexistent with the batch plant because the some parameters can be adjusted if pumpability only mix time is in the auger. If there is a pump is suffering, without hurting the final outcome of issue that takes an hour to fix, the auger is just the material. Having ultimate material control cleaned out and ready to go again. Without the on-site can definitely save time and money on the batch plant, you need to send back the 7 yd3 (5 m3) right job. in the ready-mix truck already on site waiting to I have found that volumetric batching is not discharge its load and worry about the next truck, very common in the wet-mix shotcrete industry, which is likely already being batched. and I welcome any questions concerning the We work mainly on large swimming pools subject—whether you are looking to get into it, with our volumetric setup. On these large pool need it done for a specific project, or just want projects, we are shooting floors and walls the to learn more. same day. With the ability to adjust the mixture on site, we can make the shotcrete mixture for the floor a little bit wetter (while still not exceeding the maximum w/c) and then dry it up Mason Guarino started in the a bit when moving back to the wall, simply by pool industry when he was 14, adjusting a knob. This is not possible with a learning how to install rein- ready-mix truck. forcing bar. Since then, he has In remote areas where ready-mix isn’t avail- worked in all phases of swim- able, volumetric batching can be easily used. ming pool construction. Gua- Mixture adjustments can also be easily made. If rino has been with South Shore a ready-mix truck shows up with an unpumpable Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc., mixture, the only options are to send the truck full-time since graduating from the Wentworth back and figure out what to do or add a pumping Institute of Technology with his BS in construction agent to the mixture, which can be detrimental to management in 2009. Guarino is an ASA Board the final product. With the volumetric batch plant, member and an ACI Certified Nozzleman. Over 30 years of experience, nationwide service.... American Concrete Restorations, Inc. Amerconcrete@aol.com www.americanconcreterestorations.com Phone: 630-887-0670 Fax: 630-887-0440 Restoring America using the Shotcrete Solution Interstate 80 - Joliet, IL Shotcrete • Fall 2013 21


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