Concrete panel construction

  • US RE39,091 E1
  • Filed: 06/11/2002
  • Issued: 05/09/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A concrete panel system comprising a plurality of concrete panels arranged in side-by-side fashion on a substantially vertical supporting wall, each of said panels comprising in turn;

  • a rectangular body having a front surface and a rear surface and beveled side edges, said side edges forming an angle of between eighty-five and ninety degrees with said rear surface;

    a caulking groove connecting each of said beveled side edges with said front face, the side edges of adjacent panels forming a V-joint therebetween, and, a flexible sealant material in a portion of said caulking grooves of adjacent panels and a portion of said V-joint for providing a seal between adjacent panels, and wherein said V-joint widens from said rear surface toward said front surface and wherein the apex of said V-joint lies in the plane of said rear surface upon installation of said panels.

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