Galvanized Welded Wire Mesh for Slope Shotcrete

A worker is standing on a blue machine platform and spraying concrete through the welded wire mesh slope surface.
SSW-01: Welded wire mesh could be used as reinforcement for slope shotcrete protection.

In virtue of the accessibility and cost-saving feature of concrete, shotcrete technique is widely used in modern engineered construction: the project of real estate, road way, bridge, dam, public infrastructure and so on. It suits for slope stabilization, too, normally accompanied by welded wire mesh.

Comparing shotcrete with simply fixing rockfall barrier netting, it could provide a smooth surface and effectively prevents the loose rocks and soil from generation, which is mainly caused by external nature influence. Comparing it with slope vegetation, it far more cost-saving, and there is no need to worry about the falling off of plantings with its thriving growth. Shotcrete is a method of surfacing concrete onto smooth slope face and a method of filling concrete to cracks and fissures, owning to its way of applying concrete onto slope surface at a high velocity. In a nutshell, shotcrete slope protection eliminates the drawbacks of both simply fixing rockfall barrier and slope vegetation.

It is gradually found that although shotcrete could help to compact concrete and prevents soil and rock from losing and dropping, for steep and loose rock already existed slope, it is not wise to directly surface concrete onto the slope face. To solve this problem, suspending netting is created. It has been mentioned that slope shotcrete construction is normally accompanied by welded wire mesh.

In fact, main suspending metal netting includes hexagonal wire mesh, chain link wire mesh, welded wire mesh, main geogrid includes plastic, fiberglass geogrid, geocell is also an effective solution. Galvanized welded wire mesh is one of the most popular choice among many.

Specification for shotcrete slope suitable welded wire mesh:
Material: galvanized wire.

Table 1: specification list of welded wire mesh
Mesh opening Wire diameter
In inch In metric unit (mm)
1/4" × 1/4" 6.4 mm × 6.4 mm 22, 23, 24
3/8" × 3/8" 10.6 mm × 10.6 mm 19, 20, 21, 22
1/2" × 1/2" 12.7 mm × 12.7 mm 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
5/8" × 5/8" 16 mm × 16 mm 18, 19, 20, 21
3/4" × 3/4" 19.1 mm × 19.1 mm 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
1" × 1/2" 25.4 mm × 12.7 mm 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
1-1/2" × 1-1/2" 38 mm × 38 mm 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
1" × 2" 25.4 mm × 50.8 mm 14, 15, 16
2" × 2" 50.8 mm × 50.8 mm 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
4" × 4" 101.6 mm × 101.6 mm 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


  • Welded wire mesh could be used as temporary or permanent reinforcement for slope shotcrete construction.
  • Welded wire mesh could be used for slope of rock surface shotcrete project, vegetation project besides highway and railway.
  • It could be used for tunneling excavation project, public architectural structure, infrastructure construction.
  • It could be used in dam and embankment facing reinforcement construction.
Drain pipe is fixed under the welded wire mesh, which are fixed on a mountain surface.
SSW-02: Welded wire is used on a steep rock surface mountain.
Half of the slope has finished the first shotcrete yet, another half of the slop is sprayed with concrete.
SSW-03: After welded wire mesh is equipped, concrete should then be sprayed upon.
Two laborers are spraying concrete on a concavity of a mountain.
SSW-04: Welded wire mesh is used on a concavity of mountain.
A person is repairing cabin besides the shotcrete slope.
SSW-05: Welded wire mesh is used on a stepped mountain shotcrete construction.
laborers are fixing drain pipe and welded wire mesh on a small mountain.
SSW-06: Step 1: Drain pipe and welded wire mesh installation.
A worker is spraying pipe the welded wire mesh installed mountain
SSW-07: Step 2: Spraying welded wire mesh with concrete.
Welded wire mesh and concrete have been fixed on the slope.
SSW-08: Step 3: Concrete maintain is necessary.
An artificial mountain is completed.
SSW-09: Step 4: Painted with color, an artificial mountain slope project will be finished.
A comparison of mountain before and after shotcrete.
SSW-10: Before shotcrete, there is a evident faultage on the loose soil slope.
This is a picture shows the surface condition of slope before and after shotcrete.
SSW-11: Rocks have fallen off before, but now a smooth surface of slope shows itself.
Several machines are operating for the tunneling construction, welded wire mesh is applied on the tunneling surface.
SSW-12: Welded wire mesh is used on a underground tunneling project.
Laborers are spraying concrete on rock surface, several arches are standing at foot.
SSW-13: Welded wire mesh is applied on a mountain shaped architecture besides railway road as reinforcement for the shotcrete project.


  • To reach a rigid reinforcement for slope surface shotcrete construction, welded wire mesh could be combined with hexagonal wire mesh netting, or you could simply double welded wires mesh.
  • Our company have frequently-used welded wire mesh and light welded wire fabrics in stock.
  • Our company are able to provide custom wire mesh forms with modified apertures to accommodate larger aggregate.

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