Self-healing concrete leads to long-term savings

09/23/2009 | Forbes

A new type of concrete developed by University of Michigan engineer Victor Li has the ability to repair itself -- and revert to its original strength. Traditional concrete has a tendency to crack, but Li's version "grows" new concrete to fill in cracks when it is hydrated. Although it costs up to four times more than traditional concrete, self-healing concrete could result in long-term savings on infrastructure repairs.

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