Guniting is a process used in construction for the application of slope stabilization and certain rehabilitation purpose mainly in the construction of retaining walls, swimming pool construction, tunnel construction, in fluid tank construction and some of the concrete repair works.
Clear definition of guniting is understood properly by knowing what is shotcrete.
Guniting was a method of early origin in the delhi, where the method is defined as the process of spraying a mix or mortar or concrete to a surface of application with the help of a spray gun. This method makes use of a spray gun and hence the process was named as Guniting.
The general requirements for undergoing a good quality guniting process are:
A high quality finished work through guniting is obtained by having careful and skillful operation and control of the nozzle.
The surface of application must be free from dirt, grease or any other defective materials. This must be cleaned by high pressure water jet or by air blast.
Sand blasting can be carried out the surface of application before undergoing guniting. This helps in removing rust on the reinforcement.
If the surface of treatment has high adsorption, then it must be kept wet for a time period of 6 hours before undergoing guniting.