Real Estate Glossary

Our glossary is the largest dictionary of real estate and construction terms on the Internet with almost 10,000 definitions.
Real Estate Glossary
Our glossary is the largest dictionary of real estate and construction terms on the Internet with almost 10,000 definitions.



 
Ca - Cal - Car - Cas - Ce - Cen - Ch - Cho - Cle - Co

Col - Com - Con - Cond - Cont - Coo - Cos - Cr - Cro - Cu


Small, square-like pattern that can appear in a painted surface when exposed to excessive cold.

A metal cutting chisel, which incorporates a striking surface and handle with the shank of the chisel. The length of the chisel is wedge shaped for about a third of the way, tapering down to a hardened cutting edge. Hammers are used to strike a cold chisel.

Paint cracks due to exposure to excessive cold.

Metal that is formed by being drawn through dies without adding heat.

Shaping metal without applying heat.

Also called a cold solder joint.
1. Concrete or mortar joint with concrete or mortar placed against concrete or mortar that has already set.
2. Solder joint where the solder hasn't fused to the base metal due to the fact that the base metal was not hot enough or dirty.

Asphalt roof covering, which is semi flexible and applied with roofing cement.

Rolling metal plates without applying heat.

Also called a cold joint.
1. Concrete or mortar joint with concrete or mortar placed against concrete or mortar that has already set.
2. Solder joint where the solder hasn't fused to the base metal due to the fact that the base metal was not hot enough or dirty.

Mixture of pressurized steam and water for cleaning.

Sealer coat, for plaster or other masonry, which is made of casein or glue dissolved in water.

Pouring concrete, with special admixtures to keep from freezing, when the temperature is below freezing.

Fusion of materials by use of a welding process of pressure at room temperature.

1. A ring or flange, as on rods or pipes, to prevent sideward motion or to connect parts.
2. Reinforcement around the outer part of an item.

Structural element, consisting of a horizontal beam connecting together two rafters supporting the roof. The collar beam is at a point substantially higher, approximately one foot, than the wall plate connecting the rafters, thus providing more head room than a conventional truss where the horizontal connecting beam is at the level of the wall plate. Tie beams are connected at the lower ends of the rafters.

A long, vertical mortar joint which is between masonry wythes; joint between back-to-back bricks.

Structural element, consisting of a horizontal beam connecting together two rafters supporting the roof. Tie beams are connected at the lower ends of the rafters, as opposed to collar beams, which are connected approximately one foot above the wall plates.

1. Property that must be pledged for a loan and which may be seized if the borrower defaults.
2. Accompanying or existing in a subordinate, corroborative, or indirect relationship.
3. Side by side or parallel in time, rank, importance, etc.
4. An addition to.

Loan secured by the pledge of specific collateral such a borrowing $20,000 against a savings account of $50,000.

Additional security supplied by borrower to obtain a loan.

Series of steps by a lender taken to bring delinquent mortgage current.

Electrical contact that moves with a crane bridge for the purpose of transmitting electrical power from the electrical busway to the bridge and then on to the motor.

Hot water heating system using a heat exchanger that uses absorbed heat from the sun to heat up fluid, such as water. Copper tubing, painted black, is wound back and forth in a flat glass box, insulated on the bottom and sides, which is mount facing the sun to absorb the heat. The water is pumped to circulate through the tubing, heating as it passes through the glass box. Heated water is stored in an insulated tank for household use and black plastic collectors are used for heating water for swimming pools and hot tubs. Using solar energy for heating conserves other fuels.

Electrical contact that moves with a crane trolley for the purpose of transmitting electrical power from the electrical busway to the trolley and then on to the motor.

1. A chuck with a tapered end used for gripping circular pieces turned on a lathe.
2. Compression tightened split holder for drill bits, shafts, etc.
3. A metal band or ring.

A solid, liquid or gaseous substance consisting of very small, insoluble, non-diffusible particles that remain in a surrounding solid, liquid or gaseous medium of different matter.

Action by two or more people to undertake illegal actions or commit fraud.

Traditional style of housing borrowed from the British Georgian architecture during the American Colonial period and is usually two stories with emphasis on window details and shutters.

Brush bristle created semi-circular swirls in plaster or stucco.

Grouping of several columns arranged in intervals, which support an architectural overhang, usually a roof.

Any coloring matter, dye, pigment or paint. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue which when mixed in various combinations produce the secondary colors. Black, white and gray are often referred to as colors although black is cause by the complete absorption of light rays and white by the reflection of all the rays that produce color and gray by an imperfect absorption of all these rays.

Identification of various items by using colors for marking purposes.

Color that does not fade.

Unclear indications of ownership rights, which supplement a claim to title of property but does not actually establish it.

Slender upright structure consisting of a base, a round or square shaft, and a capital.

Metal support, which attaches the base of a column to a footing.

Fastener, also called a column form clamp, which secures column forms together to hold against the pressure of wet concrete being poured into the forms.

Support base of a load-bearing column, with the footing usually made of reinforced concrete.

Structure, erected to hold wet cement in the form of a column, until the concrete has hardened.

To prevent lateral expansion of a column, reinforced steel can be added.

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