A laser level is an absolute necessity to have for any laborer or DIY specialist. It is used for various purposes including simple undertakings, such as hanging a photograph frames to jobs such as setting a drainage system. In the development and construction work, the use of a laser level device is just unavoidable. In this article we will be discussing how to set up laser level grading for lawn.
Things Which Are Required To Start
The significance of inclining or leveling in development work is imperative. Hence, the need of utilizing laser level is not really a surprise. However, for proper grading you require a couple of more things as well. Most importantly, you require some human assistance to get correct readings at all times. Other things required include:
- Laser level
- Grade rod
- Laser detector
Step By Step Guide For Grading A Lawn Using A Line Level:
- First of all you need to mark the boundary of your lawn project. Use wire flags for this purpose.
- Use wooden grade stakes and push them in the ground, at least two feet from each wire flag.
- Define the perimeter by putting a nylon line through each wooden stake.
- An assistant will help you in hanging a leveled line on to the center of the string.
- Adjust the string by raising or lowering it, until it is level. Once leveled, attach the string to the neighboring stake.
Step By Step Guide For Grading A Lawn Using A Tube Full of Water:
- First of all you need to mark the boundary of your lawn project. Use a wooden stake for this purpose.
- Use an ordinary food dye (preferably red in color) and mix it with water in a container. Siphon the colored mixture into a length of transparent tubing.
- As the water goes through the opposite side of the tubing, work it a bit so that the colored water makes it all the way through the line and so that all air bubbles make their way out. Cap the end so that the water doesn’t escape.
- Attach the tubing to one stake at, say, 6″ above grade.
- Adjust the end of the tubing so that water is just at the top of the open tube on the first stake.
- Move to a point in the area you want to check, put a stake in the ground. Hold your finger over the free end of the tubing so no water flows out and move to that point.
- At the new stake take your finger off the tube and adjust the end of the tube up or down so that no water flows out either end. The water level on your end now represents level grade with the first stake. Assess how much material you need to add or remove and repeat the process.
Step By Step Guide For Grading A Lawn Using A Laser Level
- First of all you need to mark the boundary of your lawn project. Use wooden stakes for this purpose.
- Mount the laser level on a tripod, keeping it above the first stake.
- Measure the height from the ground to the laser line.
- Set up a laser receiver on a transit rod.
- Use the transit rod at each corner stake, or other point you want to check, and adjust the receiver until it signals its level with the laser line. Measure to ground.
- You need to adjust the level of the grad by the difference from your first measurement and the measurement you find at each point.