Water Restoration Glossary - Y

The following glossary contains terms used commonly in the Water Restoration Services to describe the characteristics.


Yard Lumber
Yard lumber refers to the lumber that is used for general building purposes. Yard lumber is graded by the size and length of the wood.

Yazoo Tributary
A yazoo tributary or stream is a small tributary that is prevented by levees or embankments from joining the main channel.

Yellowing
Yellowing refers to the yellowish cast on any clear, white or light-colored material due to aging, heat or cleaning.

Yield Strength
Yield strength refers to less than the allowable stress to strain wherein the ratio of stress to strain for a particular structural component has dropped below maximum attainable stress.

 

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