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Self-healing concrete

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The formation of cracks in concrete is a common occurrence and in many cases is not regarded as a major issue. However, in some circumstances they may pose a threat to a concrete structure if its purpose is to prevent the movement of water or if there is a risk of the ingress of deleterious materials. Research is underway in a number of locations to investigate ways of encouraging healing of the cracks without major intervention. Figure 1: microcracks in concrete (cracks are up to 0.0...