Self-Healing Concrete

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/with-this-self-healing-concrete-buildings-repair-themselves-180955474/?no-ist Concrete often develops micro-cracks during the construction process, explains Jonkers. These tiny cracks don’t immediately affect the building’s structural integrity, but they can lead to leakage problems. Leakage can eventually corrode the concrete’s steel reinforcements, which can ultimately cause a collapse. Concrete production accounts for a massive 5 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and global demand … Continue reading Self-Healing Concrete