Informative Speech on Three Main Components of a House

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Components of building a house Subject: Construction General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, my audience will be able to identify the three components of building a house. Central Idea/Thesis: To build a house correctly you will need to know all about the foundation, the framing, and the cosmetics of a house. INTRODUCTION: A. Did you know that the average cost of a house in 2014 was $175,000? (Trulia, 2014). And did you know that the on average, “homeowners will spend between 1 to 4 percent of a home's value annually on maintenance and repairs?”(Beals, 2015). B. At some point in your life, you will have make the decision to buy, rent or build a home. I think it is necessary to know the…show more content…
(Anonymous, 2008). “ 2. The three types of foundations. According to The Old House magazine, the average weight of a foundation is seven and a half tons (Alexander, pg. 2). a. Basement foundations are common in the northeast (89% of all houses) and midwestern (75%) part of the country. They provide additional room for families and one of the least expensive ways to expand a home (Anonymous, 2014). b. The next foundation commonly found in the the midwest as well is called a crawlspace. The Do It Yourself Network says this foundation gets it name because the house is literally built above the ground and provides only enough room to crawl under the house (Anonymous, 2014). c. The last foundation is typically found in the south called a concrete slab foundation. This foundation is poured directly on the ground due to hardly any movement from frost and saves on cost. Note that you are not restricted to have a specific foundation due to the region you live in. For example you can find basement foundations in the south (Anonymous, 2014). Transition: The next step after the foundation is the framing. Now I will inform you about the framing of a house. B. Let’s start with the definition of framing. 1. According to the dictionary website, house framing is a rigid structure formed of relatively slender pieces, joined so as to surround sizable empty spaces or nonstructural panels, and
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