Concrete Life For 200 Years
When cracks occur within Concrete, it is difficult to reach them and the cost of repairing it is very High. However, when the bacterial concrete is used, during the occurrence of cracks, the bacteria gets activated by coming in contact of moisture & starts reproducing Limestone. The calcium carbonate(limestone) deposits are filled in these cracks hence the affected area is autonomously healed.
Basilisk Healing Agent (Additive) gives the Concrete its Self-healing properties. It can be added to the fresh concrete mixture or may be used as a repair system for the repair of existing concrete. It increases the strength & durability of concrete & It also protects the reinforcement against corrosion and there is no need for extra maintenance. Basilisk Also has a Range of Repair products for Existing Structure build without using Self-healing concrete.
Self-healing concrete was developed by the Microbiologist Prof.H.M Jonkers in Delft University Netherlands and is based on a self-processing system that can be achieved by micro-organisms which produce limestone to heal the cracks. When bacteria interact with oxygen and water, they Come out of dormant state & Starts lactating by consuming nutrients & hence producing calcium carbonate (limestone).
Bio-concrete is the best way to treat cracks using biological bacteria
As minor cracks lead to major cracks which result in the corrosion of reinforcement and destruction of the building. The healing of such cracks in slabs is expensive and time taking process. By using self healing concrete we can reduce them
the activated precursor intern induces the bacteria to react with that precursor and form a base of calcium carbonate called as limestone, the chemical equation is given above