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Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Corner Shotcrete forms the subterranean base supporting this rill, made of reclaimed foundation stones, that graces an elegant English-style garden in Connecticut Shotcrete makes up the body of this radiant, glass-like Lautner-edge project. In addition, it was used to create the full-perimeter surge trough into which the pool’s water flows The Right Stuff So what’s the problem? If the value of proper shotcrete application is so obvious, why is there such a huge disconnect between the expectations of code-observant designers and engineers and the methods of contractors who seem willing to compromise on quality? Our suspicion is that it’s all about the scientific principle of inertia. Without something to make it move, an object at rest will remain that way. The watershaping industry has suffered with a bad case of inertia for a long time now, and it’s up to those who know better to do what We’ve used enough shotcrete in critical situations (including this huge tunnel) to know the material’s capabilities and the value and importance of good application techniques With careful forming, properly executed shotcrete can create tight tolerances for free form stairs that are comparable to those that can be achieved by cast-in-place concrete. In this case, that execution was a key component of this nature-inspired slot-overflow pool Shotcrete • Fall 2016 37


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