Gallery: SeArc Reintroduces Marine Life in Coastal Cities with ECOncret...

photo © SeArc Ecological Marine Consulting
 
Precast ECOncrete modules have a lower pH than common concrete, which encourages enhanced biogenic buildup in the form of calcium carbonate deposits. These deposits, formed at an accelerated rate due to the material's chemical composition, stimulate colonization and growth of small coastal organisms. Surface texture of ECOncrete structures is more porous and its surface less smooth than most finished concrete, providing crevices for deposits and organisms to settle in.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



1 Comment

  1. lazyreader October 20, 2011 at 8:06 am

    It’s an artificial reef or shoal. We’ve done this before.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home