The strength of existing concrete structures can be augmented via the application of crystalline coatings that infiltrate pores and cracks to become an intrinsic part of the building material itself.

The issue of concrete durability has been emerged an issue of increasing concern for Australia’s building and property sector, as problems with spalling or “concrete cancer” become more acute in the country’s coastal areas. While the obvious solution to the problem of spalling is to augment the strength of concrete at the time…