Flashcards in Chapter 16: Basic Residential Construction Deck (14):
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.
rest on top of the footings and provide a surface upon which the flooring is built.
Columns may be required to support the flooring between the foundation walls when a crawlspace or basement construction is used.
Crawl Space : Foundation type
Lifting the living space above the ground aids in ventilation, moisture control, and prevention of pest infestation.
Basements: Foundation type
story high crawl spaces but are expensive to construct.
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
lowest horizontal wooden part of the framing.
Ridge boards: roof framing
highest part of construction
Sheathing: Exterior walls
added to wall framing to insulate
- foam sheathing
Siding: exterior walls
protects the home from the elements and provides a pleasing look.
- brick veneer
- fiber cement board
- synthetic stucco
horizontal cross hatch of dividing wood of a window
Vertical cross hatch pieces of a window.
NC Uniform Building Code
sets minimum construction standards for public safety.
regulated by the NC Department of Insurance.