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Glossary group: S

Sanitary sewer

  • March 5, 2021
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A sewer system designed for the collection of waste water from the bathroom, kitchen and laundry drains, and is usually not designed to handle storm water.

Sand float finish

  • March 5, 2021
  • camuser

Lime that is mixed with sand, resulting in a textured finish on a wall.

Sales contract

  • March 5, 2021
  • camuser

A contract between a buyer and seller which should explain: (1) What the purchase includes, (2) What guarantees there are, (3) When the buyer can move in, (4) What the closing costs are, and (5) What recourse the parties have if the contract is not fulfilled or if the buyer cannot get a mortgage commitment… Continue reading Sales contract

Sack mix

  • March 5, 2021
  • camuser

The amount of Portland cement in a cubic yard of concrete mix. Generally, 5 or 6 sack is required in a foundation wall.

Saddle

  • March 5, 2021
  • camuser

A small second roof built behind the back side of a fireplace chimney to divert water around the chimney. Also, the plate at the bottom of some—usually exterior—door openings. Sometimes called a threshold.

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