Bacteria To Be Used In Buildings Repair

According to a research, future’s earthquake stricken buildings can be repaired by using micro-organisms such as bacteria.

This is the effort of some students at Newcastle University who are experimenting with the use of bacteria which can be entered into the cracks where they transform into Calcium Carbonate, an important constituent in building materials. This would eliminate need of demolishing buildings which are rendered unsafe after earthquakes due to cracks.

In areas where earthquakes are frequent, cracks emerge in the buildings which sometimes need evacuation and reconstruction. Development of such bacteria can reduce the costs associated with repair of such buildings.