Gunite shot yesterday. Contractor says DON'T water it.


Gold Supporter
Dec 7, 2019
I always thought that it was supposed to cure for a couple weeks and that you were supposed to water it at least twice a day. I watered it this morning and now My contractor says he has guys coming out tomorrow to start doing tile and coping work so don't water it tomorrow.

Is that right?


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
Damascus, MD
When was it shot? I think usually they wait at least 2 weeks to do anything to it. I know my shell was warm to the touch for almost 2 full weeks.


TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
In The Industry
Aug 10, 2017
Morris Cnty NJ
PBs do it all the time to push jobs along. Not the end of the world but it's better to water it daily. If the time doesn't bother you tell him straight you want the strongest shell possible and get a solid 10 days of watering in then let him do his thing.