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Shortcrete Testing

Reliable Shotcrete Testing at K & H Geotechnical Services Pty Ltd

At K & H Geotechnical Services Pty Ltd, we specialize in expert shotcrete testing. The quality and reliability of the shotcrete is one of the critical success factors for your construction projects. Our team of experts is committed to delivering a complete suite of testing that ensures the highest level of safety and durability.

What is Shotcrete Testing, and Why Bother?

Shotcrete is a high-velocity application of concrete on a surface, usually applied over complex forms and to areas that are difficult to reach. It finds massive application in tunnels, retaining walls, swimming pools, and other specialized structures.

Shotcrete testing enables you to verify that the material applied meets all required standards and specifications. This will prove that the shotcrete can withstand the loads intended and highlight problems before costly structural repairs or failures arise.

Precision in Soil Analysis

Trust K&H Geotechnical Services for accurate soil assessments, ensuring your project’s foundation is built on solid ground. Our dedication to excellence guarantees reliable results every time.

Our Shotcrete Testing Services:

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Compressive Strength Testing:

We carry out the compressive strength test of shotcrete to ensure that it can carry the necessary loads. The value obtained from the test is essential when determining structural capacity.

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Flexural Strength Test:

Flexural strength tests identify the ability of shotcrete to withstand forces of bending. It is very significant, more so concerning the structures that are also exposed to high levels of stress, such as tunnels and retaining walls.

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Bond Strength Testing

Need to test the bond strength of your shotcrete to the substrate? Our bond strength tests quantify the adhesion of the shotcrete to the applied surface, guaranteeing a reliable and robust bond.

Bulk Density and Absorption Testing:

Shotcrete density and absorption are measured to ensure durability and strength. Proper density with low absorption is the key to long-lasting shotcrete structures.

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Permeability Testing:

Permeability testing demonstrates how well your shotcrete will resist water infiltration; thus, this is very necessary if the structure is going to be in touch with water over time and should, therefore, remain as challenging as before, meaning no degradation.

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Thickness Testing:

We measure the thickness of the shotcrete layer to ensure that thickness meets the thickness designated in the design. Proper thickness is also essential for the strength and stability of the structure.

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Waste Analysis and Rebound:

We analyze the amount of shotcrete that rebounds while applying and waste produced. Minimizing rebound and waste improves efficiency. Also enhances cost-effectiveness of your project.

Get The Best Results with K & H Geotechnical Services

Do you need to know if your shotcrete has been done to correct specification? Contact us. Discover more regarding our shotcrete testing services. Find out what they can do to help achieve the most for your project.

Why Choose K & H Geotechnical Services Pty Ltd?


Our team has extensive experience in shotcrete testing.


Services we offer are timely. They are also reliable.


We use advanced equipment. Follow strict standards to provide precise results.

Customer Focus:

We tailor our services to meet your specific needs and ensure your satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between shotcrete and traditional concrete?

Shotcrete is applied using a high-velocity hose,makes it the proper process in delivering to complex forms, vertical, or overhead surfaces. Traditional concrete is usually poured into forms and then cured.

Where is shotcrete commonly used?

Shotcrete is flexible and robust, making it particularly effective in tunnels, retaining walls, swimming pools, slope stabilization, and repair works.

Why should the shotcrete mix design be tested?

In the testing of mix designs, correct proportioning of cement, aggregates, and other admixtures is adequately done to attain the required strength and durability.

How frequently should shotcrete be tested during a project?

This might vary depending on the project specifications and regulations, but typically, tests are done at intervals or after application conditions change significantly.

What are the common problems revealed by testing shotcrete?

Common issues involve inadequate bonding, strength, high permeability, and excess rebound material that may affect the structural performance.

How can one ensure the shotcrete installed is good quality?

By using certified and experienced applicators, following adequate preparation procedures, and performing routine testing at various points along the project.