Homebuilding 101: What Is The Purpose of Walls? (VIDEO)

“What is the purpose of walls” might seem like a question with a fairly straightforward answer, but that’s not really the case. In the video above, homebuilder Jordan Smith talks through and diagrams all of the little things that the walls of a home do, from providing structural integrity to controlling the escape and entry of things like water, heat, and vapor.

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Jordan Smith 

Jordan is a homebuilder in Austin Texas.  He currently works with Matt Risinger on “The Build Show” and leads the steel and carpentry crews for Risinger Homes. He and his wife, Veronica, have 4 kids and enjoy designing, building, and remodeling together as a family. When he is not busy building or filming, Jordan can be found sitting alone, outside of his house in his pickup, scrolling though Instagram, while his family waits for him to come in for dinner.