Jamb and corbel are two different technical terms used in masonry.
The difference in between jam and corbel are discussed below;
- Jamb– A finished vertical sides of the opening of Window or door is called as a jamb.
- corbel- A supporting a stone projecting outside from the wall is called a corbel.
- Jamb– jamb is provided at the recess to receive the frames of doors and frames of Windows
- Corbel– corbel is provided to give support to joist, truss and weather shed.
- Jamb has two types:
- Plane jamb
- Splayed jamb
- Mostly Corbel is moulded to give ornamental treatment to the structure.
- The corbel should be extended at least two-thirds of their length into the wall hence they can’t overturn out of the wall.