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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 low protective wall along the edge of a roof, balcony, or similar structure.

Particle Board
A board made from wood particles and a binder, used for cabinetry and other indoor building projects.

A hanging ornament in architecture, often decorative.

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Construction glossary term - Particle Board
Construction glossary term - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

A vertical supporting structure, such as a pillar.

A rectangular column that projects slightly from the wall, mainly decorative.

A space or chamber forming part of an air conditioning or heating system.

Plumb Bob
A weight suspended from a string used as a vertical reference line.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
A synthetic plastic polymer used in building for pipes, window frames, and other components.

A technique for reinforcing concrete by inserting steel tendons through its length and tensioning them after the concrete has set.

Precast Concrete
Concrete elements that are cast and cured in a factory setting and then transported to the construction site.

A horizontal beam along the length of a roof, resting on principals and supporting the common rafters or boards.

Punch List
A document listing work that does not conform to contract specifications, typically listing things to be fixed before final payment.

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