Simulated Rock Slope Stabilisation
RIX offers simulated rock slope stabilisation through dry spray application. Dry spray shotcrete, or Dry shot, was first introduced in the USA in 1907, where it remains commonly known as gunite. In the early 1950s, wet shotcrete was developed and introduced commercially.
Dry spray is pumped in its dry form by high pressure air and mixed at the nozzle with water. Dry spray nozzlemen require an extra level of knowledge and care as they control the quality of the shotcrete mixed at the nozzle. Dry spray is best suited and more commonly used in the following applications:
- Projects that require sculpting or carving
- Simulated rock or blocks (mock rock)
- Tele-remote shaft lining
- Smaller quantities (<20m³)
- Application via rope access
- Rock simulation (mock rock)
- Longer pumping distances, limited access or remote areas
Centre: Simulated rock at the top of the cutting over natural rock at Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
Left: Simulated rock dry spray at the spit near Mosman, Sydney.
Right: Simulated rock dry spray at the northern entrance to the Clem Jones Tunnel, Brisbane.