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.

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1 Comment

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

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

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