Self Regenerating Concrete

Source: Binghamton University

Source: Binghamton University

By: David Truong

When concrete cracks, those cracks grow and the integrity of the structure eventually fails if no repairs(expensive ones) are made. But, scientists from Binghamton University and Rutgers University have discovered a type of fungi that they can mix into the concrete along with nutrients, in order for the concrete to be able to heal itself. The fungi creates spores using the nutrients that fill up the cracks. The concrete is essentially regenerating itself.

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Once this type of concrete is perfected, costly repairs won’t be needed to prevent the structure from collapsing. The regenerating concrete could heal itself and stay in optimal condition, avoiding the need for repairs. This type of concrete would make it less expensive and more efficient to maintain structures.