Bio Concrete, Concrete That Repairs Itself

Sure would save some tax payer money :D

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+36 1. Pana (reviewer) commented 9 years ago

What makes the bacteria grow only to fill the cracks ? Buildings will get cancer...
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+5 2. zerorain commented 9 years ago

i guess its a type of coralline algae.

Looks like they only get enough food to fill in the cracks then it dies leaving behind it's calcium exoskeleton.
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+16 3. ringmaster commented 9 years ago

#1, scientists specialise the bacteria on a certain 'nutrition' so it doesn't attack material and so forth weakens the construction, the 'cancer' stops when there's nothing left of its favourites...
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+9 4. kaloudji commented 9 years ago

Here is how to create a man-eating houses >:)
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+31 5. p00nie commented 9 years ago

Demolish a building, see it grow back up >:)
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-4 6. wongraven commented 9 years ago

Very sceptical to this video !
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+3 7. Burimi commented 9 years ago

dutch accent.
Bio-concrete will save us a lot of money and make you richer.
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+6 8. krillemaster commented 9 years ago

how strong is the fix?
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+1 9. LightAng3l commented 9 years ago

What if there is a substance that makes the bacteria run wild... and my neighbor gets it's hands on it :S

Must mount my defenses!
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-3 10. aneroid commented 9 years ago

A Dutch invention!
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0 11. Weebor commented 9 years ago

what will be next nanite concrete
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+1 12. SIN1978 commented 9 years ago

Was somebody holding a gun on him out of camera range? Seriously never seen a guy so tense, i bet if they had a piece of coal and shoved it up his....
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0 13. Spartan118 commented 9 years ago

This really is genius but i have to agree with #1, until I see some long term tests im gonna be skeptical about using this so I i dont get house cancer :P
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+1 14. Koletzkii commented 9 years ago

They should build me a suit from that material so i can be a superhero.
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+1 15. Heun commented 9 years ago

Very good gedaan Henk :P
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+3 16. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

The bacteria used is sealed in pellets along with its "food" and mixed into the concrete mix.Only when tiny cracks form in the concrete – breaking open the pellets – and water seeps inside will the bacteria activate and begin to consume the food that has also been freed. As they feed, they combine the calcium with oxygen and carbon dioxide to form calcite – essentially pure limestone. It is more of a water sealant than a structual repair since limestone is not as hard as concrete,but it keeps water from entering surface cracks and damaging steel reinforcement in the structure. It also prevents water from entering cracks and then freezing in cold weather which causes much damage and spalling of the concrete.
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+1 17. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

#14 And what kind of super hero would you be? Mr. Concrete? Each crack gets re-inforced by bacteria until you can't move a limb anymore? Well..i rather stick to "the thing" from fantastic four then..
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+3 18. Havix commented 9 years ago

#14 what would you do when you need to crap, your crack would fill in. DAM!
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+6 19. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

The bacteria used is sealed in pellets along with its "food" and mixed into the concrete mix.Only when tiny cracks form in the concrete – breaking open the pellets – and water seeps inside will the bacteria activate and begin to consume the food that has also been freed. As they feed, they combine the calcium with oxygen and carbon dioxide to form calcite – essentially pure limestone. It is more of a water sealant than a structual repair since limestone is not as hard as concrete,but it keeps water from entering surface cracks and damaging steel reinforcement in the structure. It also prevents water from entering cracks and then freezing in cold weather which causes much damage and spalling of the concrete.
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0 20. cretia commented 9 years ago

i tried filling my car rust with body filler the rust came back 2 fold when a few months later
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0 21. stretchpadawan commented 9 years ago

Theres a future billionaire right there
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+2 22. Koletzkii commented 9 years ago

#16 Then i would be just a weird guy in a stupid suit who can't walk. Thank you for bursting my bubble :(
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+1 23. RandurSource commented 9 years ago

Great invention, no doubt there

but his speech about filling up cracks reminded me of this video:
http://www.snotr.com/video/221/CrackSpackle
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0 24. rellek commented 9 years ago

I hope this concrete works better than the stuff they used in my new home. It was supposed to 'repair' itself when cracks or leaks developed......does not work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvZ5ohaQMVY&list=UU_n5sWdkiGE5Z1KPEHm3zoQ&feature=plcp
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+2 25. Steelhunky commented 9 years ago

The state of Pennsylvania needs to give this a try!