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Footing: Foundation component

Lowest point of construction

Foundation rests on footings that are usually made of concrete that is poured into trenches or forms that have been dug beneath the soil line.

2

Foundation Walls

rest on top of the footings and provide a surface upon which the flooring is built.

3

Piers

Columns may be required to support the flooring between the foundation walls when a crawlspace or basement construction is used.

4

Crawl Space : Foundation type

Lifting the living space above the ground aids in ventilation, moisture control, and prevention of pest infestation.

5

Basements: Foundation type

story high crawl spaces but are expensive to construct.

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Concrete slab: Foundation type

Monolithic slab: poured in one large section with the thicker edges serving as the footings for the buildings

Floating slab: poured inside the outline of the footings and foundation walls

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Sill: frame

lowest horizontal wooden part of the framing.

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Ridge boards: roof framing

highest part of construction

9

Sheathing: Exterior walls

added to wall framing to insulate
-particle board
- foam sheathing
- plywood

10

Siding: exterior walls

protects the home from the elements and provides a pleasing look.
- masonite
- brick veneer
- fiber cement board
- vinyl
- aluminum
- stucco
- synthetic stucco

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Muntins: window

horizontal cross hatch of dividing wood of a window

12

Mullions: window

Vertical cross hatch pieces of a window.

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NC Uniform Building Code

sets minimum construction standards for public safety.

regulated by the NC Department of Insurance.

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Contractor Licensing

In NC anyone who contracts a building for others that costs more than $30,000 must obtain a general contractors license.