Descriptive of buildings of the 16th and 17th centuries, which were built with strong timber foundations, supports, knees, and studs, and whose walls were filled in with plaster or masonry materials such as brick.
Any wall within a building; entirely surrounded by exterior walls.
A wall capable of supporting an imposed load in addition to its own weight.
A load-bearing or non-load-bearing wall consisting of hollow masonry units.
A wall subject only to its own weigh and wind pressure.
An interior wall dividing a room or part of a building into separate areas; may be either non-load-bearing or load-bearing.
A wall used jointly by two parties under an easement agreement, erected upon a line dividing two parcels of land, each one a separate real estate entity; a common wall.
A wall, either freestanding or laterally braced, that bears against earth or other fill surface and resists lateral and other forces from the material in contact with the side of the wall.
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