Re-Healable Concrete


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20121303

 

  • The new material could potentially increase the service life of the concrete – with considerable cost savings as a result.

  • …over time, water – along with aggressive chemicals in it – gets into these cracks and corrodes the concrete.
  • The concrete contains limestone-producing bacteria, which are activated by corrosive rainwater working its way into the structure.
  • The concrete will then have to be monitored for a minimum of two years to see how it behaves in this real-world setting.

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