Best Shotcrete Contractors

Renowned for its expertise as the best shotcrete contractors and a specialized foundation company nationwide, Schnabel provides tailored remedies to tackle unique hurdles faced in diverse projects. When confronted with intricate construction scenarios involving uneven surfaces, Schnabel stands out in the implementation of reliable shotcrete retaining walls, ensuring the steadfast structural integrity of your endeavor.

Sprayed pneumatically onto vertical or sloped ground surfaces, shotcrete is a distinctive blend of concrete. It is commonly employed in tandem with additional components like soil nails to deliver a secure and dependable solution for retaining earth.

Schnabel, a prominent contractor specializing in Geostructural Design & Construction, possesses the proficiency to deliver robust shotcrete retaining walls tailored to the specific requirements of your construction endeavor.


Using compressed air, shotcrete is a form of low-slump concrete applied pneumatically onto a surface. It features a relatively low water/cement ratio, elevated cement content, and typically includes small aggregates, usually no larger than pea gravel. It routinely attains high compressive strengths surpassing 5,000 psi. Thanks to its adhesive qualities, shotcrete can be effortlessly placed on vertical and overhead surfaces without the requirement for formwork. Employing stringent quality control measures allows for the construction of a wall surface with a thickness of 8 inches or more in a single application.

As a proficient shotcrete contractor, Schnabel specializes in using shotcrete for the construction of temporary and permanent facings in soil nail retention walls. This adaptable material is not limited to soil nail walls and can serve as a facing for various earth-retaining wall types. In the context of soil nail walls, a temporary shotcrete layer of 4 to 6 inches is directly applied to the excavated ground surface. In the case of permanent walls, an additional 6 to 12 inches of reinforced shotcrete is applied after the installation of soil nails and the initial shotcrete layer. The final finish of the permanent facing can range from sculpted and stained to gun-finished or finish-troweled, resembling a formed concrete wall.

Connect with Schnabel’s branch offices to assess whether shotcrete retaining walls are a suitable choice for your project.

Positive outcomes are the inevitable outcome.

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725 Ponce

Schnabel designed and constructed permanent and temporary earth-retention systems and 45-foot-tall permanent shotcrete retaining walls to support the Atlanta Beltline’s redevelopment in Georgia.

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Southeast Corridor Multi-Modal Project (TREX)

Schnabel designed and constructed ten permanent soldier beam and lagging tieback walls finished with a 10-inch permanent shotcrete facing for the Southeast Corridor Multi-Modal Project (TREX) in Denver, Colorado.

The 725 Ponce project was one of the first projects in Atlanta where Schnabel installed permanent shotcrete walls for the below grade basement of the structure. The basement are typically cast-in-place concrete, however, on this project the shotcrete system proposed by Schnabel improved the overall project budget and schedule.

Chris Moon, P.E. , 725 Ponce


Schnabel is the sector’s most operationally efficient Geostructural Design & Construction contractor. We optimize efficiencies by leveraging decades of experience and design/build expertise to innovate processes and approaches that are consistently proven to deliver optimal outcomes for our clients.