At Taracon, we manufacture world class precast concrete wall panels for a variety of structural applications which eliminates the need for working with excessive steel and masonry construction. Using our precast wall panels offers a substantial level of ease and simplicity when building envelops for commercial, industrial, residential and other structures.
Faster construction times, general cost savings that include lower long-term maintenance costs and sustainability are common benefits of utilizing Taracon’s structural precast concrete wall panels.
The versatility of Taracon precast wall panels is unmatched and perfect for complex building designs and structures. Depending on the project’s specifications, our panels can be designed to have a high loading capacity or to function exclusively as an architectural feature that offers no structural support. Our panels can also be manufactured with the goal of carrying roof, floor or lateral loads.
All of our precast wall panels are manufactured in our modern facilities in a carefully controlled environment. The result is superior quality concrete components that can be produced all year round regardless of seasonal and weather related changes.
The Main Types of Precast Concrete Wall Panels
There are three major types of structural precast concrete wall panels:
These wall panels are manufactured with a solid concrete design and do not contain an insulating component. If solid wall panels are used in a construction project, an additional layer of insulation and/or a finishing system should be applied to internal walls to complete and seal the building’s envelop.
Thin-shell wall panels are similar to sandwich walls in that they typically contain a layer of insulation. A major difference however is in the thickness of the outer layer of the panel.
The thinness of the outer wythe reduces the total weight of the panel without sacrificing any of its strength, flexibility and impact resistance. Depending on the design requirements, thin-shell walls can be made to handle significant loading
Precast concrete wall panels that are constructed with a rigid layer of insulation that lays between wythes of equal thickness are known as sandwich panels. Sandwich panels offer all of the strength, beauty and insulating advantages of precast concrete all bundled into a single wall panel design.
Sandwich wall panels can be made as purely structural components, architectural components or as a component with aspects of both. Depending on the level of thermal control required, the insulating layer of the sandwich wall panel can be made thicker or thinner.
Once the panels are completed, they are delivered on a just-in-time basis, installed quickly and easily allowing for shorter total construction times and lower construction related financing costs.
Benefits of Using Structural Precast Concrete Wall Panels
Taracon’s precast concrete wall panels offer construction professionals the flexible options they need to create the high quality structures their projects demand. Some of the benefits that our structural wall panels deliver include the following:
Strength and durability
The inherent strength and durability of concrete products is found at exceptionally high levels in all of Taracon’s precast wall panels no matter the specifications.
Precast concrete wall panels offer an astounding array of design options that can be built right into each panel. Accommodations for windows, doors and other components required for the finished structure can be integrated during the panel design process, reducing costs and total time to the completion of installation.
Low sound transmission
Depending on the type of building being constructed, controlling the transmission of sound is an extremely important factor. Examples of these structures include movie theaters, factories and institutional buildings.
Taracon’s structural precast concrete wall panels can be designed to reduce sound transmission to absolute minimal levels or to take advantage of optimal acoustics.
Taracon wall panels provide superior moisture protection for building envelops all the way down to the foundation. Our wall panels forming a seamless barrier that prevents rain water and vapor from seeping in and damaging the integrity of the structure over time.
Our precast wall panels require little to no maintenance once installed aside from intermittent cleanings and inspections.
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