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Glossary of Common Restoration Terms - Y

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 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.


This glossary is another free service, provided by RestorationSOS® as a part of our comprehensive service pledge. We believe that knowledge is a key element in a smooth and successful restoration project.

The terms in this glossary are commonly used during fire and water damage restoration projects. These terms are likely to be included in the estimate and contract, and are usually translated into the final cost. Please feel free to contact us with any question or concern.

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