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Scientists Develop Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete

by Mark Boyer, 02/20/13
filed under: Green Materials, green technology, News, Urban design

Cracks are a road’s worst enemy. Once a crack forms, water is able to enter the paved surface, and when it expands and contracts with changes in temperature it destroys the road. A group of scientists in South Korea have developed a new self-healing concrete coating that they claim can automatically seal cracks, preventing water from entering the material. The high-tech coating is both inexpensive and environmentally friendly, they say, because it could greatly reduce the need to regularly rebuild roads, bridges, and other concrete structures.

Read more: Scientists Develop Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

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