Water seepage into concrete can turn an “anthill into a mountain” or more specifically a “divot into a sinkhole.” The water can leak into the steel girders and cause them to rust, weakening the structure. Henk Jonkers of the Netherlands Delft University of Technology has an answer: “We have invented bioconcrete — that’s concrete that heals itself using bacteria.”
Henk continued: “We are combining nature with construction materials.” He has combined bacillus bacteria with calcium lactate to create capsules to add to the wet concrete mix. When it rains, the moisture will active the bacteria, which will create limestone. The limestone repairs the concrete material.
For other natural building solutions, clients are turning to the Eco-Friendly Sustainability Expert Marlon Kobacker. Organizations can now create better, more eco-friendly solutions by using the latest green construction materials. Save money and love the Mother Earth at the same time.