Home Building Glossary

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Turn-Down Slab
(see “Monolithic Slab”)

 

Two-By
A generic term for the common pieces of house framing lumber, 2x4s, 2x6s, 2x8s, etc.

U


Under-Beam
Commonly refers to the amount of square feet of a house which has a roof: living areas, garage,covered patios, etc.

 

Under-mount Sink
A sink affixed and built into a countertop, usually granite or solid-surface countertops.

 

V


Valley
The “v-shaped” section of a roofline, commonly created when gabled roof lines join another section of roof.

Vapor Barrier
Plastic sheeting placed between the ground level and the floor of a house foundation to inhibit moisture transfer to floor.

Veneer
A generic term meaning the visible exterior surface of house walls, being brick, siding, stucco.

 

W


Wall Cavity
The hollow space between wallboard of interior walls, and the insulated space between wallboard and sheathing of exterior walls.



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