Home Building Glossary

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Flatwork
A general term that describes forming and pouring of concrete driveways, sidewalks, and patios.

 

Flood Plain
Geographical areas which are identified by survey as being susceptible to flooding, most commonly flat areas near rivers and streams.  Flood insurance is usually required for buildings within flood plains.
 

Foam Sheathing
Insulating board, typically 4x8 feet, nailed to exterior side of a framed house, prior to install- ation of veneer.

 

 

Footing
An excavation (trench) poured full of concrete, which serves as the basic part of a house
foundation, transferring the weight of the building to the ground.

Foundation
The basic structure that supports the weight of the house and provides the above-ground,
level platform for building.

Framing
The task of building the wooden frame of the house ─ wall, floor, ceiling, and roof sections.

Frostline
The maximum depth at which soil is frozen.  The required depth of footing versus depth of frostline is determined by local building code.

Furdown
Extra wood framing, commonly used to cover ductwork or plumbing that cannot be run in a ceiling.

 

 

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