The application of shotcrete for channel lining is a well-known practice for decades. It’s relative ease of constructability and cost effectiveness, especially in remote locations, is often why it is the preferred choice. Channel or ditch lining can either be unfinished or gun grade, such as for smaller irrigate ditches, or worked to a float or trowel finish.
Buesing Corp has performed both new and repair work for a variety of channel and ditch lining projects. This work is provided as an ancillary, stand-alone service, and is scalable from 1 days’ work to thousands of square feet of shotcrete.
Channel lining can either be designed with or without a steel mesh or fabric. Weep holes may or may not be part of the design, depending on the project purpose, soil type, and owner/agency.
Slope paving for flood channels or highway slope protection is sometimes specified as shotcrete, and is sometimes specified as cast-in-place concrete. There are projects and owners/agencies that prefer only CIP concrete, however, shotcrete slope paving or lining by Buesing Corp should be considered when applicable.