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Definition of Anchor Bolt
bolt to secure a wooden sill plate to concrete, masonry floor or wall.
Corrugated metal or concrete barrier walls installed around a basement window to hold back the earth.
Framed walls (generally over 10' tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. This is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss.
The lowest horizontal member of a wall which rests on the rough floor, to which the studding is nailed.
Rounded drywall corners.
A hollow concrete 'brick' often 8" x 8" x 16" in size. Often used in low rise commercial and some residential construction. The original design and use is attributed to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The triangular end of an exterior wall above the eaves formed under a gable roof.
A wall-like structure that supports roof rafters.
Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.
A wall supporting no load other than its own weight.
Pieces of wood placed on wall surfaces as fastening devices. The bottom member of the wall is the sole plate and the top member is the rafter plate.
See Bottom plate.
The structural material that spans across floor joists. It serves as a working platform during construction and provides a base for the finish floor.
The horizontal member nailed to the top of the studding of a wall.
A passive solar wall, usually masonry or concrete, used for passing heat from one room (like a sun room or solar garden room) to another.
When a painter spray paints the interior of a home.
Yard of Concrete
One cubic yard of concrete is 3' x 3' x 3' in volume, or 27 cubic feet. One cubic yard of concrete will pour 80 square feet of 3 ˝" sidewalk or basement/garage floor.
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