Attic Ventilation Attics are ventilated not only to allow water vapor to escape but also to keep the house cooler in the summer, by preventing the build up of solar heat conducted through the roofing and the roof sheathing. Ridge vent:
Backhoe Aids in the excavation of soils from point A to Point B on and around a job site. The buckets width is twenty-four inches.
Batter Boards Are constructed at least four feet outside of states of the corners of the foundation to allow room for excavation. Strings are stretch across the batter boards and with the use of a plumb bob, jogs on the foundation are staked in or painted on the ground until after excavation.
Code Requirements This meets code it’s clear opening of it meets the 5.7 feet square feet egress. This window is 2’ from the floor, and fits inside the max. limit of the code.
Concrete Joints An intentional liner discontinuity in a structure or component design to form a plain of weakness where cracking can occur in response to various forces so as to minimize cracking elsewhere in the structure. crack
Isolation Joint Separation that allows adjoining parts of a structure to move freely from one another, both in the horizontal and vertical directions. Column isolated from slab
CMU=Three Bricks 8" x 8" x 16" Concrete block, when reinforced with concrete columns and tie beams, is a very common building material for the load-bearing walls of buildings
Front End Loading is a heavy equipment machine (often used in construction) that is primarily used to "load" material (asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, wood chips, etc.) into or onto another type of machinery (dump truck, conveyor belt, feed-hopper, rail-car, etc.).
Gypsum Board A common method of constructing interior walls of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper, then kiln dried.
Heat Pump Compressor-is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. Evaporator-takes air and evaporates it when it becomes moist.
Lintel where a horizontal member (the lintel—or header) is supported by two vertical posts at either end. This form is commonly used to support the weight of the structure located above the openings in a bearing wall created by windows and doors.
Mortar Joint #1- Troweled, 3/8 inch, foundation on house, Type M Joint #2- Tooled, 3/8 inch, residential home, type N
Oriented Stranded Board It is not astatically appealing and cannot be a finish product such as sanded down or anything. It is assembled by parts of wood being compressed with glue to create.
Plumbing Lavatory-Typically a 2” pipe used to drain lavatory. Drop in
Steep roof terms Ridge – the level intersection of two roof panels Valley – a roof ridge the drains water towards it. 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’s roof
Stone Random Rubble Pattern Course rubble pattern