Found this through StumbleUpon a couple of minutes ago, sounds like it could come in incredibly handy for reducing the maintenance cost of concrete seastead structures – but what the hell do I know, I’m a 19 year old university student.
(Is this in the right section?)
Moderator’s Note: I moved this from TSI Research to Structure Designs.
While the bio-brick aparently exists, which was covered in another thread, this is only a desireable idea, until such time as they can get it modified to fill cracks. My suggestion would be to use the same ones as in bio-brick and something like a caulk-gun to apply a grout of the bio-brick stuff.
Several problems are: How is the bacteria to know it has reached the bottom of the crack…? If it only works in a specific range of Ph and conditions, what does sea-water do to the whole equation?
I see problems with the whole idea, maybe using the bio-brick and a floating dry-dock would be a better consideration.
Never be afraid to try something new…
Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.