Ease of access is essential to the construction of water retaining structures, making sprayed concrete an ideal material for such projects. The ease of application of sprayed concrete means that materials can be applied in restricted areas, often considerable distances from the point of access. Without the need to transport and erect bulky formwork only the operator and delivery hoses need to be able to visit the workface. The dry spray material can be delivered in bags and transported easily by forklift, road rail trailer
or other such means to enable work at remote locations to be completed.

  • Sea and river walls
  • Reservoirs and dams
  • Bund walls
  • Aqueducts
  • Swimming pools
  • Water towers
  • Canal linings
  • Irrigation and drainage channels
  • Sewage tanks
  • Canoe courses

To see sprayed concrete in use in the construction of water retaining structures, view the gallery below.

Water Retaining Structures Gallery

Water Retaining Structures Case Studies

BAM Ritchies: Balintore Sea Wall Refurbishment

Highland Council contacted BAM Ritchies Concrete Techniques section to undertake emergency repairs to the sea wall so as to prevent further damage.

BAM Ritchies: A82 Eiriege Culvert

BAM Ritchies completed strengthening works comprised stainless steel structural reinforcement and a 150mm-thick sprayed concrete lining under the A82.

BAM Ritchies: Loch Katrine

The BAM Ritchies team completed repair works on the Loch Katrine Aqueduct in Stirling from the 5.7 billion-gallon Loch Katrine.

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