Construction workers have been using optical levels for over 100 years. While laser leveling systems are becoming the preferred grading method for many contractors, optical levels are still a viable option, especially if a lower entry cost is necessary. The Johnson optical level line includes our builder’s level, our builder’s transit level, which includes vertical arc functionality, and our automatic optical level, which offers with automatic image stabilization. There is also the hand held optical level, which is pocket sized and convenient for quick jobsite scans. If you’re going to use an optical level for grading and foundations, get the best optical level for the money – go with Johnson Levels.