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Construction terms

“Bat” – A half-brick
Masons use this term to simplify the work in progress I.E. I need 12 Bats. This would be told to the laborer on the ground. On the North Shore and much of the Chicago area you will see brick that is called Chicago Common, shown in the picture. It is a reclaimed brick that will continue to be in demand for use in restoration of most older structures in Chicago and the suburbs too.Chicago Common

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