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  • Air Barrier Paper
    An external membrane applied to sheathing which acts as a weather barrier and helps to prevent water from entering the house
  • Soffit Vent
    An opening under the eave of a roof, used to allow air to flow into the attic or the space below the roof sheathing.
  • Ridge Vent
    A long, open assembly that allows air to circulate in and out of a gable roof at the ridge.
  • Gable Vent
    A screened, louvered opening in a gable, used for exhausting excess heat and humidity from an attic.
  • Roof Turbine
    Exhausts moist, hot air from your attic and pulls in cooler air from the outside.
  • Backhoe
    An excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move the earth. It helps you to dig holes on the jobsite. 18” bucket width
  • Batter Boards
    A temporary frame built just outside the corner of an excavation to carry marks that lie on the surface planes of the basement that will be built in the excavation.
  • Brick Arch 1
    Segmented arch
  • Brick Arch 2
    Gothic arch
  • Arch With a Keystone
    Roman Arch with a keystone
  • Centering
    Temporary formwork for an arch, dome, or vault.
  • Brick Bond 1
    Flemish Bond- stretcher, header, stretcher, header
  • Brick Bond 2
    Running bond- continuous row of stretchers with every other row is offset ½ brick
  • Rowlocks
  • Headers
  • Soldiers
  • Stretcher Rowlocks
  • Sailor
  • Shiners
  • Brick Size 1
    Utility- 3 ½” W x 3 ½” H x 11 ½” L
  • Brick Size 2
    King – 3” x 2 5/8” x 9 5/8”
  • Bulldozer
    A bulldozer is a crawler (caterpillar tracked tractor), equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade), used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, etc., during construction work.
  • Brick Cladding
  • EIFS Cladding
  • Stone Cladding
    Random Rubble
  • Wood Board Cladding
  • Wood Shakes Cladding
    Wood Shake- small shingle split from a block of wood that gives it a rough texture and uneven depths
    Wood Shingle- sawn shingle, more smoother and uniform; also larger in size
  • Code Picture 1
    Code requirements- minimum opening of 5.7 square feet(5 feet if sill is less than 44” off FFE). Opening width 20” minimum , and opening height 24” minimum
    Our Measurements- 7.04 sq feet and 20 “ above FFE
  • Control Joint
    An intentional, linear discontinuity in a structure or component, designed to form a plane of weakness where cracking can occur in response to various forces so as to minimize or eliminate cracking elsewhere in the structure.
  • Code Picture 2
    Code requirements- Riser height 7 ¾” maximum , tread depth 10”nosing to nosing
    Our measurements- 7 1/2 “ riser and 1’ tread
  • Isolation Joint
    A pavement joint that allows relative movement in three directions and avoids formation of cracks elsewhere in the concrete and through which all or part of the bonded reinforcement is interrupted.
  • CMU Pic 1
    A hardened block of concrete usually laid like regular masonry brick. The hollow core allows the blocks to be filled with concrete which adds to the strength. CMU is more economical than cast concrete, and when properly laid one course is equal to 3 courses of standard bricks. A typical CMU unit measures 8” x 8” x 16”
  • CMU Pic 2
    4” CMU
  • CMU Pic 3
    10” CMU
  • Split Face Block
  • Ribbed Block
  • Flush Door
  • Panel Door
    Top Rail
    Lock Rail
    Bottom Rail
  • Transom
    A small window directly above a door.
  • Sidelight
    A tall, narrow window along-side a door.
  • Power Pole with a Transformer
    Steps down electricity from a few thousand volts to 110v/220v service which is useable for the house
  • Service Head
    Brings the electricity into the actual meter and isolates that particular residence through an in-line fuse which prevents the house wiring from interfering with other structures on the grid
    Service Head
  • Meter
    Measures how much electricity is being used
  • Service Panel
    The point where electricity enters the home and is distributed throughout to the home through individual circuits or to other panels
    Service Panel
  • Duplex Receptacle
    Where power is accessed from the home
  • Anchor Bolt
  • Sill Plate
  • Floor Joist
  • Subflooring
  • Sole Plate
  • Stud
  • Top Plate
  • Unfinished Stringer
  • Ceiling Joist
  • Rafter
  • Roof Decking
  • Sheathing
  • Front End Loader
    Used for transporting piles of dirt or other materials at a jobsite. Unlike a bulldozer it can scoop dirt off the ground and move it rather than just push it around.
  • Gypsum Board
    An interior finish that consists of a gypsum core between two faces of paper
  • Compressor/Evaporator
    Compresses the refrigerant gas which gives off heat, thus cooling the air as it flows across the cooler coils of the air handling unit
    ~one advantage of the heat pump system is that it’s the most efficient way to heat and cool a home
  • Air Handling Unit
    Forces the air through the system with the use of a blower fan. Also has a heating unit which warms air as it goes through it before distributing it throughout the house
    ~one disadvantage of a heat pump system is that it is noisy and one must account for this in the placement of the compressor unit
  • Insulation
    The purpose of insulation is to regulate the flow of heat and sound in a building
    In the summer the insulation keeps cold air in and hot air out
    In the winter it keeps hot air in and cold air out
  • Batt/Blanket Insulation
    Strips or rolls of fiberglass insulation used to insulate walls and cielings
  • Loose Fill Insulation
    Loose fiberglass or paper insulation blown into place
  • Foamed Insulation
    A mixture of chemicals that react and expand. It is spray applied and is the best form of insulation to completely seal off penetrations
  • Rigid Insulation
    Rigid insulation is insulation that is in the form of sheets used for exterior sheathing of walls as well as insulation
  • Lintel
    A beam that carries the load of a wall over an opening such as a window or door
  • Mortar Joint 1
    Concave Joint; tooled joint; 3/8” thick; it is used on a brick clad building; Type N mortar
  • Mortar Joint 2
    Extruded; neither tooled nor troweled; 3/8” thick; used on a brick clad house; Type N
  • Oriented Strand Board
    A nonveneered panel made of strands of wood glued and compressed together in several layers. Each layer is oriented a different way to increase strength
  • Lavatory
    Uses 1 ½ inch diameter piping for drainage
  • Water Closet
    Uses a 3 inch diameter pipe to drain
  • Tub and Studs
  • Plumbing Vent
    Allows the air to enter the plumbing system eliminating a vacuum allowing water to drain from the pipes
  • Kitchen Sink
    Under-mount sink
  • Plywood
    Made by gluing thin veneers of wood together rotating each layer 90 degrees. This provides greater strength and minimizes moisture movement
    Veneer- a thin layer or facing
  • Radiant Barrier
    Radiant barriers are typically installed on top of rafters or under them to reflect radiant heat from the house
  • Rebar
    #4 (1/2” diameter)- the purpose of the deformations is to help it bond to the concrete better and not slip out
  • Gutter
    A channel that collects rainwater at the eave of a roof and moves it to the downspout
  • Downspout
    A vertical pipe that directs the water from the gutter to a lower level discharge point
  • Splash Block
    A precast concrete or plastic block used to dissipate the water at ground level so the ground around it doesn’t erode
  • Roof Underlayment
    Underlayment- layer of waterproof material such as building felt between roof sheathing and roofing
  • Clay Tile Roof
  • Shingle Roof
    Slate Shingle Roof
    Shingle- A small unit of water resistant material nailed in overlapping fashion with many other such units to render a wall or sloping roof water tight.
  • Metal Roof
    Typical Materials Used: Galvanized or Aluminzed Steel
  • Gable Roof
  • Gambrel Roof
  • Hip Roof
  • Mansard Roof
  • Ridge
    The level intersection of two roof planes in a gable roof
  • Valley
    A trough formed by the intersection of two roof slopes
  • Eave
    The horizontal edge at the low side of a sloping roof
  • Rake
    The sloping edge of a steep roof
  • Soffit
    The undersurface of a horizontal element of a building, especially the underside of a stair or roof overhang
  • Fascia
    The exposed vertical shape of an eave
    Roof With Fascia
  • Roof without Fascia
    House with exposed rafter tails
  • Stone
    Random Rubble
    Random Ashlar
    Coursed Ashlar
    Coursed Rubble
  • Vapor Retarder
    Vapor Retarder- a layer of material intended to obstruct the passage of water vapor through a building assembly. It is placed on the warm in winter side
  • Waterproofing
    An impervious membrane applied to the outside of a foundation to keep water out of the foundation. This is a photo of liquid applied
  • Weep Hole
    Small opening whose purpose is to permit drainage of water that accumulates inside a building componet or assembly
    Weep Hole
  • Welded Wire Fabric
    6” X 6” Grid
  • Window 1
    Single Hung Window
    Only the bottom sash opens
  • Window 2
    Casement Window
    The Window opens out from a side hinge
  • Window 3
    Small panels of glass are cranked open