At United Gunite Inc, we recognize that many aspects contribute to a plaster surface’s success. However, we believe one component doesn’t receive enough attention- the gunite substrate.
Why You Need High-Quality Gunite for Pools
The swimming pool finish depends on the quality of the gunite job. When shotcrete is placed dry (referred to as gunite), various factors impact the material's performance. As with plasterers, gunite installers must use the proper mix design, with the appropriate binder-to-aggregate and water-to-cementitious-materials ratios.
Otherwise, the concrete will lack the necessary strength, durability, and bondability. When there are problems with gunite, they frequently reflect into the rebar and plaster, affecting the final appearance, texture, and surface flexibility. The industry does not seem to understand the extent to which a concrete shell might impair the bondability or moisture content of the plaster or lead to mottling and other problems.
To reduce the consequences of improper gunite application, we inspect shells for defects before starting the work. Our experts discuss these concerns with the swimming pool builder if the grid work or substrate has vulnerabilities.
Aspects To Maintain Gunite Quality
We serve swimming pool contractors in Cypress, TX as a market leader in the gunite application industry. Our crew is experienced in completing projects of all kinds and sizes involving gunite swimming pools. We are committed to providing clients with high-quality services, and the following are some of the things we focus on:
- Sprayed concrete, like poured concrete, must be cured. While moist curing is desirable, curing can also be accomplished using membrane curing chemicals.
- Success is highly dependent on the nozzle operator's ability and actions. For this, we use an ACI-certified nozzle
- Our crew protects sprayed concrete with a unique surface sealer and maintains it by removing any materials that could cause the surface to deteriorate.
- We can apply various textures to the sprayed concrete's final surface.
- Our company will reinforce sprayed concrete with the same steel as poured or precast concrete.
- After 28 days of drying, typical shrinkage is between 0.06 and 0.10 percent. This is often somewhat more than the cost of similar strength poured concrete.
- We keep water away from sprayed concrete until it reaches its complete set, often taking 4 to 5 hours.
- The team then allows it to wet cure for five to seven days following the final set.
Our team works closely with you to understand your needs and project details. We recognize how important it is for you to complete your project on time and deliver a well-finished pool to your clients. Our company uses the highest quality gunite and the latest spraying techniques and equipment for the best results. We offer the perfect balance of quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
At United Gunite, Inc., we provide you with all the information you need about Gunite. We offer customized services to swimming pool contractors for their projects. For more details, please drop us a line through this Online Form or call us at 713-730-2907. Our experts guide your choices and ensure excellent swimming pool construction.