The UK's first commercial self-healing concrete.
longer lasting concrete.
Self-Healing concrete doesn’t just save you money on maintenance – it adds another layer of protection to reinforcement steel and increases the life-span of structures.
How self-healing bacteria in concrete works
the benefits of self-healing
Lower embodied carbon
Seals crack widths up to 0.8mm – removing the need for manual repair
Maintains density of the structure, resulting in up to 30% longer lifespan
Increases water tightness can lead to 30 – 40% less maintenance
Provides an extra layer of protection to embedded steel reinforcement
Meets relevant European and British design codes and is CE Marked.
what is it for
Our self-healing concrete mix can be used in any concrete structure where exposure to water or moisture poses a risk, including.
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Developed at Delft University by Henk Jonkers. For more information on the bacteria behind our self-healing mix, visit Basilisk’s website.
Sensicrete® self-healing is only part of the story.
Low Carbon Solutions for sustainable construction. Reduce Carbon & Increase Durability – a less is more approach.
Reduce the amount of steel reinforcement, increase the lifespan of structures, and reduce maintenance of concrete structures.
Eco-engineering combines biomimicry with self-healing concrete to create nature inclusive structures and coastal defences.
Ultra-durable concrete structures by combining low-carbon concrete with self-healing additive + additional protection to structural steel in with a corrosion inhibitor.
frequently asked questions
It’s a standard concrete mix with a self-healing agent added to it. The additive contains dormant bacteria which live in the concrete until cracks appear. When the bacteria come into contact with water, it produces limestone and seals cracks.
Self-healing concrete was invented by Henk Jonkers, a microbiologist and professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. We’re the first to commercially supply this concrete mix in the UK.
The self-healing additive is CE marked globally and protected by numerous patents.