Could a new type of concrete that repairs itself be the future of construction?
Concrete is the most popular building material worldwide and has been for almost 2000 years. However despite being so strong concrete eventually cracks and can result in collapse.
A new type of concrete has been developed which may put an end to all that. Professor Henk Jonkers, of Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands believes he has come up with a solution to the cracking concrete dilemma – a “living”, “self-repairing” concrete.
The professor has incorporated bacterial into concrete used in building, to create a type of “bio-concrete” which heals itself.
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