Author Archives: Marc Bordner


Hey everybody this is Marc with San Joaquin Gunite of Fresno and I’m talking about using shotcrete to  construct, repair or restore bridges with.  A bridge normally requires vertical repairs and is usually done with rapid set cement mix.  The normal company uses the manual lay-up method, but San Joaquin Gunite is not the normal […]

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Forming A Composite

Hey everybody, this is Marc with San Joaquin Gunite  of Fresno, California and today I wanted to touch on the process of forming a composite.  The formulation of a composite is not as simple as it may seem and following the performance guidelines and completing the project on the projected budget requires a team with strong collaborative efforts.  Materials […]

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Other Structures

San Joaquin Gunite specializes in pools and spas, but its shotcrete works extend to more than just those structures.  Being a member of the American Shotcrete Association has helped us evolve in our technology.  Our works pertain to repair and restoration to the following structures: Bridges, Dams and Reservoirs, Parking Garages, Sewers, Seismic Retrofit and […]

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Who Is The American Shotcrete Association?

San Joaquin Gunite is a member of the ASA.  The ASA is a non-profit organization and is dedicated to studying, educating and promoting the mixing and placement of pneumatically applied concrete, called shotcrete.  The association includes contractors, engineers, designers, manufacturers, and suppliers that specialize in shotcrete.  Being a member of the ASA is proof that […]

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Dry Mix Versus Wet Mix

The shotcrete application is a process that can be very complex.  After understanding the essential function of the structure and weighing out other external variables, the method for application is then chosen.  These variables are rebound levels, dust levels and properties such as bond strength and durability.  Though it is referred to as a dry mix, […]

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San Joaquin Gunite’s Method Of Application

The method in which San Joaquin Gunite applies shotcrete depends on several variables.  Economics is probably the most important factor that is taken into consideration before the application even begins.  Economics is also a factor throughout the project, but the other important factors are heavily considered, which are: availability of material and equipment, site access […]

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Shotcrete Application In Fresno, California

The placement of shotcrete allows for gunite to do more than just new pools.  The unique characteristics of shotcrete enable it to do more than just the conventional concrete application.  Did you ever wonder what it is that keeps those amazing structures of freeway towers in solid form from year to year?  Well, shotcrete is […]

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Gunite Pools In Fresno, California

San Joaquin Gunite specializes in shotcrete with over 20 years of shooting gunite in the Fresno, California area,.  Gunite is a dry shotcrete that displays various characteristics enabling it to maintain its firmness longer than the normal and traditional concrete.  Its low permeability has allowed gunite to become a strong fixture in the pool industry.  The use […]

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New Pools in Fresno, California

The majority of San Joaquin Gunite’s work caters to the Fresno, California area, but we reach throughout the Central Valley, doing all types of shotcrete work.  We can do both residential and commercial and specialize on more than just pools.  Thanks for subscribing to our blog and check in periodically to scroll through our gallery […]

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