Civil Engineering Chapter 10 Homework Tool Operation and Con- To use the batter boards for vertical as 

Document Type
Homework Help
Book Title
Landscape Construction 3rd Edition
Authors
David Sauter
Exercise 10
Batterboard Construction
OBJECTIVE
The objective of this exercise is to construct batterboards
to align corners and grades for a project.
TEXTBOOK REFERENCE
INTRODUCTION
Alignment of both project edges and grades can be
maintained through the use of batterboards. Batter-
boards are wood frameworks, constructed just out-
in the area and then replaced to check the accuracy
of the work. Cross pieces hold the batterboard frame-
work together and are the units within the framework
to which the stringlines are attached. Following are
steps for constructing batterboards for one corner of
a project:
located 2 feet outside the project edges and should
straddle the stringlines (Figure 10–1A).
Halfway up each stake along one side of the L,
connect a 1 × 6 cross piece between the two
stakes. Using deck screws allows connections
Stakes
Cross pieces
Nails to hold
stringlines
Stringline
above
boundary
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to be made with minimal disturbance to the
stakes.
Connect the other 1 × 6 cross piece between the
two remaining stakes.
1 × 6 cross pieces are in line with the project
corner’s proposed elevation.
Exercise 10 Batterboard Construction 49
10'-0"
Project boundary
Figure 10–2 Site for batterboard layout exercise.
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50 Exercise 10 Batterboard Construction
MATERIAL REQUIRED
• Twelve 2 × 2 stakes, 4 feet long
• Eight 1 × 6s, 4 feet long
• Rechargeable drill/screwdriver
• Tape measure
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