Reveals

Designers can create more exterior interest with these reveals or demarcation features. Reveals are grooves or a steps in a panel face generally used to create a desired architectural effect. By breaking up the expanse of an architectural precast concrete panel, reveals draw attention away from differences that may occur in texture or coloration between panels. Reveals can run vertically, horizontally or diagonally, and there may be several bands of them on a building. Reveals typically measure ½” to ¾” deep and ¾” to 4” wide, with 45-60-degree beveled surfaces allowing for ease of stripping.