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Thread: Water leaking through shotcrete

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    Dec 2015
    Orange County, CA

    Water leaking through shotcrete

    I have a couple of small spots where water is weeping though the shotcrete shell on my new pool. Does this need to be addressed or is it normal? We did have some recent rain...

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    Oct 2015
    Burleson, Texas

    Re: Water leaking through shotcrete

    Completely normal. They often put weep holes to allow for groundwater to come through. They will be sealed up during the plaster/finish process.

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    Waxahachie, TX (south of Dallas)

    Re: Water leaking through shotcrete

    We are waiting on our plaster once the rain stops, but my plaster guy said that they do not want to see excessive weeping through the walls. Some is normal and ok, but if there is too much, they wait until it dries out a little more. In my case, I need to wait for the rain to stop and then see what it looks like before they decide what to do next week.
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    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Water leaking through shotcrete

    Ok the two posters above are talking about different things so lets clarify.

    Water weeping through shotcrete or gunite is normal even without weep holes. Gunite or shotcrete is not "waterproof" that is the plaster.

    On the other hand you generally don't want the gunite or shotcrete saturated when you plaster. You want some control over the moisture. So generally you don't plaster where there is active weeping.
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