What You Need to Know about Retaining Walls and House Framing

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Construction is different from the term manufacture for the first one commonly occurs on a location or space specified by a client, and construction is a term that is defined as the act or the process of making or constructing a building or any infrastructure, such as railways, dams, bridges, highways, and large public works. There are basically three different types of construction, namely the residential construction, the building or commercial construction, and the industrial construction. Residential construction is defined as the type of construction designed for residential houses and buildings; and the two most common type of residential construction are the single-family house and the multi-family house.

The process of fitting the pieces together to produce or create support, as well as shape to the structure, is called as framing, and it is definitely one of the most important components of construction. Engineered wood, structural steel and wood, are the three most common materials used for residential framing. The balloon-frame construction or balloon framing, and the platform-frame construction or the platform construction, is basically the two most common methods used for residential framing. The most popular method used for Residential Framing in Danville is the balloon framing, and it can also be called as the Chicago construction.

It is important for the building structures to have a foundation, for its purpose is to shoulder the weight of the whole structure and it can also provide the structure with a level and flat base. The other function of the foundation is to separate the wood materials from getting in contact with the ground, for there is a possibility that once it hits ground, the material may be infested by termites and may rot immediately. The three common types of conventional concrete House Foundations in Danville are the post-and-pier, the poured concrete, and the concrete block, and the type of foundation used by the builders are typically based on the codes of construction regulated by their local state.

Retaining walls is defined as the structure that retains and holds the soil behind the wall, and some of the most common materials used as retaining walls are treated timbers, rocks, concrete blocks, boulders, and poured concrete. There are a lot of different types of retaining walls, namely the cantilevered retaining walls, which are commonly made from an internal stem of cast-in-place mortared or concrete masonry; the gravity walls, which commonly depends on the mass that can resist pressure from the structure’s behind and can improve stability; the bored pile retaining wall, which can be built by assembling bored piles; the anchored retaining wall, which can be constructed or built in various aforementioned styles with cables; and the sheet piling retaining wall which are commonly used in spaces with soft soil.

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