Batter board

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[1] are then used to hold layout lines (construction twine) to indicate the limits[2] (edges and corners) of the foundation.

Batter Boards for a 16' x 16' foundation
View of crossed strings at batter boards. indicating corner of foundation.


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