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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.

Mansard Roof
A four-sided gambrel-style hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its sides.

The building of structures from individual units of stone, bricks, or concrete blocks, often bound together by mortar.

A strong adhesive used in construction for bonding ceiling, wall panels, and floor tiles.

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Construction glossary term - Masonry
Construction glossary term - Metal Lath

Metal Lath
A building material used as a background for plastering, consisting of sheets of meshed metal.

Miter Joint
A joint made by beveling each of two parts to be joined, usually at a 45° angle, to form a corner, typically a 90° angle.

Woodwork, such as doors, window casings, and baseboards, pre-fabricated at a mill.

Mortise and Tenon
A strong wood joinery method where a projecting tenon fits into a mortise.

Monolithic Slab
A type of concrete foundation with a thickened perimeter that forms an integral footing.

A mixture of lime or cement, sand, and water used for bonding bricks and stones.

A vertical bar between the panes of glass in a window.

A strip of wood or metal separating and holding panes of glass in a window.

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