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Cracks are a road’s worst enemy. Once a crack forms, water is able to enter the paved surface, and when it expands and contracts with changes in temperature it destroys the road. A group of scientists in South Korea have developed a new self-healing concrete coating that they claim can automatically seal cracks, preventing water from entering the material. The high-tech coating is both inexpensive and environmentally friendly, they say, because it could greatly reduce the need to regularly rebuild roads, bridges, and other concrete structures.

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  1. jdelplain February 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Please send me literature….I am a manufacturers representative in Seattle, Washington. I represent companies that manufacture industrial coatings for concrete, steel and wood just to name a few.

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