Level for grading

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alpine692003, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I'm considering purchasing a laser level for grading the area we are working on.

    ie) the slope of the pavers, the grade of the pavers, the waterponds.. I'll be doing the small hardscaping projects, nothing major like 10,000+ sq feet or anything..

    What laser level do you guys recommend? Something basic and simple and efficient..
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I just purchased a transit a couple of months ago, cost about 6 or 7 hundred. I went with a fairly basic type. Find a place where they deal only in leveling, surveying tools etc. they will help you get set up with the right tool.
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Alpine do a search on this topic - it is brought up all the time.
  4. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 402

    I just saw a laser level in Menards the other day. It is a Porter Cable. Goes for about $400. Tripod and stick is separate. I think it was +/- 1/8" out to 100'. If you do not do alot of hardscape installs this would work out good.

    Just an option.
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    Cool, thanks..

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