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Screed
A long straight edge (usually a 2x4 or 2x6) used in leveling off the top of fresh concrete for rough leveling
Slab
A flat section of concrete
Slab-On-Grade
Slab pour directly over a grade or sub-base
Soff Cut Saw
A brand of concrete saw, cuts in saw cut joints when the concrete is stiff but still wet.
Spalling
The development of spalls, fragments, usually in the shape of flakes, detached from a large mass by a blow, action of weather (freezing, or high heat), pressure or by expansion within the larger mass of concrete.
Splice
Connection of one reinforcing bar or WWR to another by lapping, welding or other mechanical means.
Spread Footing
Footings which support one or more columns or piers on earth or rock.
Stirrup
Reinforcing bars typically bent in the shape of a "U" holding other bars in place.
Sub-Grade
The soil supporting the structure or pavement
SW
Sidewall of a metal building. Long straight side where the gutter attaches
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