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Glossary of Construction Terms Used in Home Construction, Home Improvements, and Home Remodeling.

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Terms used in Aging in Place & Special Needs Remodeling, Basement Remodeling A Brand New Look at an Old Option, Design and Build Home Remodeling, Foundation Service, Green Building & Sustainability, Kitchen And Bath Remodeling, Structural Repair, Total Home Remodeling, and Egress Windows.

A fast-drying, clear or colored wood finish that dries by solvent evaporation.

Lag Bolt (or Lag Screw)
A large metal screw with a hexagonal head, used with a nut.

Lally Column
A steel pipe filled with concrete to act as a structural support column.

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Construction glossary term - Lacquer
Construction glossary term - Lumber

A product made by bonding together two or more layers of material.

Leader Pipe
The pipe that carries rainwater from the gutter to the ground or sewer.

Lean-To Roof
A single slope roof with its upper edge adjoining a wall or a larger roof.

Ledger Board
A horizontal lumber beam attached to a wall to support the ends of joists.

Calcium-based material, often used in plaster and mortar.

A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.

Load-Bearing Wall
A wall that supports the weight of the elements above it, in addition to its own weight.

A short, horizontal member in roof framing that extends beyond the wall line.

Slatted openings for ventilation while blocking direct light and rain.

Wood material, either rough-sawn or planed, used in construction.

A strong alkaline solution used for cleaning or as a component in some kinds of paint.

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