Swan Builders
best-in-class commercial and residential solutions for the Hawai‘ian islands.

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    Our shotcrete crews can add custom outdoor-living spaces.
  • Rebar in place, preparations almost complete.
    High-quality, dependable results require experienced crews.
  • Shotcrete crew worker building a custom wall from the ground up.
    Strength, expertise and artistry transform these raw materials.
  • shotcrete - gunite wall, finish texture
    ...and the custom wall quickly assumes its finish texture and shape.
  • Expert shotcrete prep, application and finishing (aka gunite).
  • Our crews understand both crisp lines and more-organic projects.
  • Care is taken to protect neighboring plants and structures.

If you’re new to shotcrete:

What is it, and why don’t we call it “gunite” any more? This is from the Wikipedia article:

Shotcrete is concrete (or sometimes mortar) conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface, as a construction technique.

Shotcrete is usually an all-inclusive term that can be used for both wet-mix and dry-mix versions. In the pool construction trade however, the term “shotcrete” refers to wet-mix and “gunite” refers to dry-mix; in this context, these two terms are not interchangeable…

Shotcrete undergoes placement and compaction at the same time due to the force with which it is projected from the nozzle. It can be impacted onto any type or shape of surface, including vertical or overhead areas.

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