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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 frame that holds the glass in a window, typically capable of moving up and down.

A temporary structure used to support work crews and materials during construction.

An opening in a wall or parapet for draining water from a flat roof.

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Construction glossary term - Scaffolding
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Seismic Retrofit
The modification of existing structures to make them more resistant to seismic activity.

The boards or sheet materials that are fastened to rafters to cover a house or building.

The process of supporting a structure in order to prevent collapse during construction or repairs.

The lowest horizontal member of the frame of a structure, such as a window or door.

A window installed in a roof or ceiling.

Slab Foundation
A type of foundation with a single layer of concrete, thickened at the edges.

A timber or other support laid directly on the ground to support floor framing.

The underside of an architectural feature, as of a beam, arch, ceiling, or overhang.

The space between the top of one window and the sill of the window above in a building.

A fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces or molding into architectural decorations.

Square Footage
The area of a space measured in square feet.

A vertical framing member in a building’s wall of smaller cross-section than a post.

The foundation for a floor in a building.

Sweat Equity
Value added to a property by the owner through labor or services.

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