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Concrete Barn With Moveable Sidewalls
Concrete buildings with several new "twists" - including livestock barns with moveable sidewalls resembling vertical venetian blinds - have been introduced by Wieser Concrete Products, Maiden Rock, Wis.
Precast concrete louvers make up the moveable walls. Individual louvers are 15 in. wide and turn 90? to create an 11 in. opening from floor to roof to let fresh air and sunlight in. They can be full or partially open, or closed up tight to keep heat in and cold out.
Control of the adjustable louvers can be done by manually pushing a control button, or the action can be controlled automatically by a thermostat.
One of the largest adjustablelouver barns built to date measures 60 by 70 ft. and has louvered panels on all four sizes.
Cost for a concrete louvered building, complete with an inside concrete feeder and concrete slats, which Wieser also makes, runs about $12.50 per sq. ft. for a 500-head or larger facility.
Wieser also does a sizeable business in pre-cast insulated concrete buildings. Individual panels have styrofoam insulation sandwiched between concrete. The precast concrete buildings are fireproof, rodentproof and weatherproof. And, they go up in a hurry. Takes less than 12 hours to put up a 50 by 100 ft. utility building. Interlocking panels only need to be caulked after they're set in place.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Wieser, Wieser Concrete Products, Maiden Rock, Wis. 54750 (ph. 715 647-2311).

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