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X-BRACING -  Braces attached between floor joists meant to distribute concentrated loads over more than one joist and to prevent rotation. Solid bridging is joist-size lumber installed perpendicular to and between the joists; Cross-bridging consists of pairs of braces set in an "X" form between joists.

wooden bridging
(Typical X-Bracing)



XERISCAPE - The use of landscaping techniques to conserve water and reduce maintenance. Techniques include the use of drought tolerant plants, landscape layout, irrigation system design, and irrigation system management. Indigenous plants

 

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