# What are the 2 types of batter boards?

The vertical boards are stakes, which are driven into the ground, while the horizontal boards are screwed to the verticals.

## What are the 2 types of batter boards?

The vertical boards are stakes, which are driven into the ground, while the horizontal boards are screwed to the verticals.

What are concrete batter boards?

Batter boards (or battre boards, Sometimes mispronounced as “battle boads”) are temporary frames, set beyond the corners of a planned foundation at precise elevations. These batter boards are then used to hold layout lines (construction twine) to indicate the limits (edges and corners) of the foundation.

What is batter board in construction?

Definition of batter board : one of a pair of horizontal boards nailed to posts set near the corners of an excavation for a building and used by the builders to indicate a desired level and also as a fastening for stretched strings to mark outlines.

### What size should batter boards be?

Because the trench must be at least 3′ wide to allow room to work, batter boards should be 4′ to 5′ (1.2m to 1.5m) long.

Where do you start leveling for the batter boards?

They can be used to measure and mark off the exact position of doors, windows, and floors, thus making it much easier to build the walls accurately. To be useful, batter boards must be exactly level and should be set about 1 meter back from the string marking the outside foundation line.

What do you call the Mark stake for the batter board?

A transit is used to locate thebuilding lines and to mark them on the top edge of the crosspiece.

## How do you square a foundation with batter boards?

From an outside corner, measure 3 feet along one line, and make a mark on the string. Measure 4 feet along the other line, and make a mark on the string. Measure the diagonal distance between the two marks and adjust the stakes as needed so the distance is 5 feet. Repeat the squaring process at all corners.

How do you lay out a batter board?

Do batter boards need to be level?

The batter boards must all be at the same height in order for the string lines to be level. Typically you want this height to be where the top of the foundation will be. The height can be adjusted by pounding the stakes further into the ground.

### How far away from the structure should you place your batter boards?

3-4 feet
Typically we set the batter boards 3-4 feet back from the corners of the planned outside dimensions of the finished structure. Watch out: the batter boards have to be large enough or long enough that when set back 3-4 ft.