A groove in the top of a footing.
Little fingers of plaster that squeeze through lath. When they harden, these hold the plaster in place.
An angular block centered over a door or window in a header or mantle.
A clause in a sales contract that allows a seller to accept one buyer’s contingent offer, then back out without penalty if a second buyer makes a better offer.
A structure that contains prefabricated components and is put together by a contractor.
A wall-like structure that supports roof rafters.
An old-fashioned wiring system that has been replaced by fuses and circuit breakers.