Durable, low carbon precast structures & sustainable construction materials.
What is it?
Nature-based precast solutions is in collaboration with JP Concrete and the University of Liverpool. We are investigating the use of bio-concrete to create more resilient and environmentally friendly precast walls for building retaining structures and infrastructure projects.
What are the applications?
What are the objectives?
What is self-healing concrete?
How does it work?
Cracking is common in concrete structures but leads to corrosion in reinforcement.
Bacteria in the concrete mix will multiply and begin producing limestone when in contact with water.
Cracks are sealed
The limestone autonomously repairs cracks and prevents leakage, protecting the reinforcement.