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David B. South Published on Jun 9, 2009 Shotcrete Articles


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This is for a seven sack mix used for Shotcrete for maximum strength utilizing
Kel-crete as and admixture. This Mix Design is for 3/10s of a cubic yard

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using two sacks of cement. It is formulated especially for the Monolithic


Portable Concrete Mixer, but will work well in most 9 cubic foot mixers.
Cement 188 lbs Two sacks of standard Type I or II or I-II Portland cement.
This is what the lumber yard will carry. It is not mortar mix.

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Water about 80 lbs (10 gallons) Water must be clean (potable). This will
vary from job to job and must be adjusted. The water in the aggregate will

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cause a difference in the amount of water needed. Adjust to a proper slump.


2" to 6" as needed.
Concrete Sand 690 lbs (Ten, 5 gallon buckets is a good approximate
measure).
Pea rock 140 lbs (Two, 5 gallon buckets.) The amount of pea rock is
adjusted per gradation of the sand. If the sand is high in larger aggregate the
pea rock may be left out. If it is low, then more may be needed. This is a place
to start for maximum strength. The total of the sand and pea rock should
equal the 830 pounds (twelve, 5 gallon buckets). Larger 3/4 rock may be
used in place of the pea rock.
Kel-Crete use 2 oz minimum per batch. Try up to four ounces per batch.
Adjust between for best results. We normally use 2.5 ounces. Add the KelCrete additive in with the water for easier dispersion. If the Kel-Crete is not
added, another type may be substituted. The Kel-Crete adds lots of features
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nished concrete is subject to severe freeze and thaw cycles.


Kel-Crete is a highly concentrated liquid magic:
It adds air entrainment. Most concrete and especially shotcrete should
have an air entraining compound added for owability and most especially
freeze/thaw protection.
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It is a water reducing agent. Concrete is generally stronger if made


with less water. Kel-Crete reduces the amount of water needed in the mix.
Costs less than other additives both to purchase and to handle. It is
highly concentrated. The one gallon (128 oz) containers can be shipped
easily. It is non corrosive. The dosage rate is from 1 oz to a maximum of 7
oz per yard.
Long shelf life. It can be stored for years and still work.
Nylon Fibers use 1/3 lb per batch. These bers are made of single strand
(monolament) bers that easily mix into the matrix with minimum clumping.
A single pound contains millions of ber 13 times more than berglass or
polypropylene. Shrinkage and crack control tests show bers to be a superior
product. Fibers are optional; some swear by them others swear at them. You

the only way to go. But for the small jobs, we suggest you consider mixing on
site. Mixing on site with small mixers must be well organized.
The mixers can be a skid-loader mixing unit, or a plaster mixer, or small line
concrete mixer. The biggest advantage of on site mixing is the ability to
control speed and delivery. There is nothing worse than waiting hours for the
ready mix truck for a yard or two of concrete.
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