These concrete wall panels were interesting and new to me.
There was a bottom plate, then a c-channel with the refab panels inserted into it, then another c-channel with a top plate last. Between the panels was some okum type material with a tar that was applied inside and out on the joints which was still in good shape.
Interesting “Tilt-up” construction, I have never seen that type of system employed on a residential structure, it’s much more common in Commercial building however, back in the 50’s when housing was going mad many companies (Lustron & others) developed panelized construction methods to speed up build times. I have seen a few oddities over the years and suspect that many of them were from smaller regional manufacturers, or in your case probably an attempt by a local concrete casting company to expand and diversify.
Do you have any exterior shots for me to add to my collection?
Thanks for the information, Gerry. A small company was what I thought, too.
One of the carpenters on site remarked how soft the concrete of it was. He cut some of it with a regular sawzall blade.
I wanted some outside pictures, too, but it was furred out with 1x3 and covered with fiberboard lap siding. I could see a small area where the meter and service drop had been removed but that was all. Sorry.