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Table 1: Shotcrete Application Breakdown between the Wet- and Dry-Mix Process Wet-mix 50-plus-year track record Comparison Dry-mix 50- to 105-year track record **** Equipment costs ** **** Operation ** **** Material distance **** *** Maintenance * **** Performance **** **** Material volume *** **** Quality control **** ** Flexibility **** made the wet-mix process more desirable on larger create a dry-mix daily checklist as well. If you projects because it requires smaller air compres- have ever been on a job where the work came to sors, produces no dust, has substantially higher a stop because no one had spare wear items near output production, and produces less rebound. the pump or gun, and the crew had to wait for An article on “Equipment Maintenance”9 someone to bring them the spare wear parts, not contains three checklists of spare parts and wear only do you lose production time but it’s also the items, which routinely cause the most delays or equipment and labor time that really adds up. job shutdowns. This short article has many helpful suggestions to prevent what this author once went Summary through in using shotcrete equipment in field The purpose of this article is to inform speci- conditions. Using the “Daily Wet-Mix Shotcrete fiers or contractors about choosing the right wet- Checklist”9 from the article as a template, one can mix or dry-mix equipment for the project size. It 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 16 Shotcrete • Fall 2015


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