Construction & Surveying Lasers
Laser levels are essential tools for construction projects large and small, including home DIY tasks. Their ease of use, versatility and accuracy significantly reduce project time and cost over traditional methods when performing leveling, plumbing, grade and slope calculation tasks.
Today, the variety of laser tools available exceeds that of any other type of surveying equipment. This means that you are sure to find the perfect laser level tool with the features you need at an affordable price point.
Types of Construction Lasers
Laser levels of all types are an essential part of every surveyor’s or contractor’s leveling tools construction kit. That goes for both outdoor and indoor work. In addition to a straightforward laser level, their toolboxes may also include grading lasers, pipe lasers and one or more types of interior lasers.
Whether setting a level or sloping grade for a construction or landscaping project, grading or surveying lasers mean many two-person tasks can be handled by a single person. A self-leveling laser with rotary beam, detectors and remote control is considered the most efficient design for grading jobs.
Calculating the proper downhill slope for wastewater, sewer and other drainage tubing is much easier with specialized pipe lasers that directly compute grade using an in-the-pipe beam. They confirm high-accuracy placement at the most cost-efficient slope and are especially useful for long, direct runs.
For home and commercial building construction, there are a variety of laser tools, including laser levels, line-and-dot lasers and multi-beam lasers. These make tedious manual measuring jobs, such as plumbing walls, marking ceiling fixtures, laying out tile and more, easy to accomplish.
Detectors are laser receivers. That is, they catch the laser beam at long distances and use either a visual or audio indicator to tell you when the beam is centered. For grading, they are typically clamped to a survey rod. Other detector types use a built-in clamp for attachment to walls, pipes or edges.
Key Laser Level Features
Understanding which features are most important to your tasks helps you select the most appropriate device:
- Accuracy – Nearly any laser leveling tool has higher accuracy than a manual tool. Higher accuracy specs, however, are most important for outdoor work where distances are greater.
- Self-leveling – The ability for a laser to automatically adjust its level saves time and mitigates tool disturbance.
- Green or red beam – Especially in bright light, a green beam is much easier to spot than a red one.
- Number of beams – A single-beam or dot laser is sufficient for many interior projects, but multi-beam lasers offer additional convenience.
- Straight or rotary – A surveying laser with a rotating beam draws a complete 360-degree “chalk line” across an entire site.
- Communication – Lasers with remote control capabilities pay for themselves with reduced labor costs by enabling laser operation from up to hundreds of feet away.
Find Your Best Laser Level Tool at Superior Instrument
At Superior Instrument, you can find any type of laser tool for any job type, plus the necessary accessories. We carry rugged, high-quality single- or dual-slope and cone grade lasers plus pipe lasers. We also have a wide selection of interior line and rotating lasers. Select from over a dozen laser level receivers and detectors.
We offer the largest laser tool and parts inventory plus in-house service, so you need not shop anywhere else to equip yourself with the right tool with the most useful features for the jobs you perform the most.
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How Are Lasers Used in Surveying and Construction?
A laser often allows for a single person to perform leveling/grading tasks that traditionally require two people.
Best Lasers for Surveying & Construction
For surveying, grading and construction jobs, your productivity and job quality will improve with the use of a quality laser level.