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(pronounced skahnts)

A sconce is type of light fixture. In the “old days” before electricity, a sconce was a wall bracket that supported a candle or group of candles. It’s still that, but its

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A phrase that pretty much means what it says. When you sit down to write a contract or letter of agreement for a client, contractor, and anyone that you are doing business with, it is vital

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(pronounced skrach koht)

In the process of plastering interior and exterior surfaces, the scratch coat is the first coat. This wet plaster is "scratched" with a trowel, comb or soft bristled brush to roughen

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(pronounced skreed)

Used as a noun, a screed is a tool that is drawn over freshly poured concrete to strike off portions of the concrete surface so that it can be leveled to the

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No, we didn’t make this word up. We learned it from textile expert and P&C Contributor,