Home builders in around Clark County use a lot of unique terms. Knowing these terms will improve your understanding of the industry.
Below, Tuscany Homes lists and defines several terms related to home construction.
Anchor Bolts – Anchor bolts secure one part of your home to another, unusually one of the parts is structurally secured like a concrete floor.
Breaker Panel – The electrical box that takes electricity entering your home and distributes it to your various circuits.
Cantilever – This is a fancy name for an overhang.
Egress – A way of exiting a room. Every bedroom and basement must have an egress window.
Hose Bib – A water faucet outside of your home.
Pilot Hole – A small hole, usually created by a drill, where the bigger and permanent nail or screw will go.
Scratch Coat – The initial coat of plaster. It’s called the “scratch coat” because it’s scratched so it can form a bond with the second coat.
Tee – A plumbing fitting that’s shaped like the letter “T.”
Here are more articles about terms related to custom homes and home construction:
- More Glossary Terms Related to Home Construction – Part 1
- Glossary of Different Home Styles – Part 1
- Terms to Know if You’re Building a Custom Home – Part 1
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