In surveying, determining the elevations or differences in heights can significantly help when leveling, establishing grades, or excavating. This task often requires leveling instruments. However, measuring elevations can’t be done with leveling instruments alone—surveyors also need a leveling rod to use with these instruments. These leveling rods feature graduations to easily measure the differences of elevations. Some leveling rods have powder coatings to protect their graduations against the harsh elements in outdoor settings, while others have graduations that are engraved by laser beams. There are also leveling rods that feature integrated bubble levels so that measuring can be done accurately. For readability and visibility, some have self-illuminating features to light up their graduations as well as their bubble levels, suitable in low light conditions. Since leveling rods are mostly used outdoors, they are designed to be durable and waterproof, so there’s no need to worry about them getting damaged in tough field conditions. With leveling rods of varying lengths and features here on Engineer Warehouse, you can choose one that can help you measure elevations conveniently.