How ECOncrete Works
The ECOncrete solution consists of three core elements that work in synergy to decrease the ecological footprint and enable the growth of marine life on concrete infrastructures.
Reinforced by nature
ECOncrete®'s technology addresses the chemical composition of the concrete, as well as its micro and macro surface, on a micro and macro level. This promotes the growth of organisms like oysters, corals, or barnacles, which act as biological glue, enhancing the strength and durability of structures, and adding to their stability and longevity. We call it bioprotection.
Bio-enhancing concrete compositions
Our life-enabling Admix can be added to regular concrete mix to create a chemically-balanced concrete. This enables healthy and diverse marine ecosystems to develop.
Our mold-modifying agents, liners, and coatings create complex surface textures on which growth is enabled, allowing for rich, diverse marine life to develop.
The macro design of our molds and mold-inserts, enables the creation of ecological niches. These support the ecological uplift of infrastructure and provide added bioprotection, delivering increased strength and durability to the structure.
Fully compliant solution
ECOncrete® meets or exceeds the following international standards:
- EN 206 / BS EN 206
- EN 934-1 2008
- EN 934-2 2009 + A1 2012
- ASTM C494 / C494M
- AS 1478.1-2000
- SI 89
Concrete that partners with nature
Thanks to the innovative admix composition, as well as ECOncrete’s texture agents, and mold designs, a living layer of oysters, corals, tubeworms, and more grows on ECOncrete structures. This hard layer protects concrete from weathering and buffers hydrodynamic forces.