A laser level is a tool used in constructions and surveys to control. The laser projectors are fixed on a tripod that is leveled per the device’s accuracy that then projects either red beams along the vertical axis or set greens along the horizontal axis. The use of laser levels in the industries of construction is gaining more popularity among contractors that work on commercial projects that take place in large scales.
There are several laser levels, and each of them has specific qualities that are used for various needs. Line or dot lasers are used for interior uses such as leveling of floors in the building, checking the heights of windows and doors easily, aligning cabinets and shelves (Sacks, Gurevich and Shrestha 481). Others include measuring the distances between objects in the house so that the contractors can know where to place a specific purpose at a specific place. Electricians also use this laser level nowadays for creating better outlets and layouts for the heights at which switches are to be placed. Electricians also use these levels to know how to set the pipes in the house for the correct wiring of the building. Other laser levels include dumpy levels used in the setting of horizontal standards in a construction site, rotary lasers for tiling, wall plumbing, and survey works, grade lasers, and pipe lasers.
Laser Level In Construction
Construction lasers are used in various jobs where a performance of layout is done, and a level reference that is accurate is required. The laser levels are applied in two different ways mainly indoor applications and outdoor applications for various tasks that are necessary for the area being worked. Certain jobs where laser beams are used include installations of ceiling tiles, installing power receptacles in a home that is under construction, in dining rooms where chair railings are installed (Sacks, Gurevich and Shrestha 500). Several other smaller tasks such as the hanging of pictures in a fashion that is level across a wall of the living room. Other extra-large tasks where laser levels must be used is in installations of sewer pipes and handling grading plans on sites for new buildings. In recent times, construction lasers have been advanced in several aspects to the extent of being low-powered with the increasing needs for safety purposes. Accuracy levels for lasers of construction have various models which vary from one model to another and contractors must be aware of the laser level they need to use before purchasing it.
Outdoor applications of laser levels
Laser levels help in site layouts for new construction projects where the plan of the site layout is the most crucial activity for new building constructions. Site layout planning is a significant activity, and it comes about with large safety impacts and the productivity of all the other works of development to be performed in the future (Shanbari, Blinn and Issa 204). Laser levels help in the leveling of the constructed foundations making it easier for the contractors to save more money. The quality of work is not compromised when the contractors use laser levels because the required tools needed are used more efficiently. Water levels are a method that is past by time and using them in layouts of sites is cumbersome and may not provide accurate results especially if the place is a big area that needs more advanced technology. Laser levels are the best alternatives to water levels in laying out the sites for these constructions without any limitations.
Some tasks of aligning and leveling are done manually but only on small scale constructions and aligning as well as leveling tasks. However, in large scale operations, the only option that can be used for that job is laser levels, and there are no alternatives for that (Shanbari, Blinn and Issa 210). In the past, large scale constructions took a long time to finish because the alignment and leveling jobs took several hours to manually complete, but after the invention of laser levels, those same jobs are finished swiftly and smoothly and a faster speed than the past times. They have a general advantage in that they not only reduce workloads but also save time used in all outdoor activities. This new technology has several other benefits to contractors when taking part in any construction such as increasing customizations, reducing times for construction, reducing human resources and creating cheaper costs in construction.
Laser levels are also used for purposes of grading which is the most critical and challenging part of any job of construction. Grading is the process of testing elevations of construction sites to determine site leveling grounds that are the most accurate (Barazzetti et al. 345). With improper grading, all the works of construction can be interfered with, and to accurately shoot grades; contractors require laser levels of sound quality where grading rods, laser detectors, and tripods are necessary. As technology improves over the years, laser levels are getting smaller, easier to use, more affordable and more accurate making jobs that could be done by two or three people in the past be quickly finished by one person in a relatively short period. In fence alignments of posts, laser levels are used instead of the old method of using strings and carpenters to align the fence posts so that the fence can be put up.
In any construction site, one of the major concerns is the drainage system of the site. A proper drainage system ensures that water does not overflow in the area causing water to stand anywhere instead of the water channels through the drainage area into the places specified for drainage (Barazzetti et al. 349). Mistakes done in drainage systems can cause significant problems to the whole building being constructed and its environs. To avoid such issues and ensure that proper methods of drainage are installed, contractors must use rotary laser levels which makes sure that accurate measurements without additional inch by inch measurements of the terrain of the area that the drainage system is being installed. In the installation of pipes that move water from the source to the building, laser levels are also required to ensure that the tubes are correctly aligned to provide that water can flow through them even at the lowest pressure possible.
Laser levels have led to a reduction of workloads while at the same time increasing job quality where leveling was done manually; it would not give readings that are accurate. From the simple tasks such as curtain lining inside the house to more critical functions such as grading, laser levels are easy to handle and produce actual results. A laser level is also used in the installation of pipes where accurate measurements are required to avoid mistakes that would otherwise cause system failures and other adverse negative effects to the site of construction in the future. This paper has been a success in describing the roles that laser levels play in construction industries.