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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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    The Ins And Outs Of Buying A New Welding Machine

    Whether you have a few creative construction projects or are starting a welding business of your own, you will want to invest in a welding machine that will be helpful to you. To do this, you will need to know a few good guidelines that will help you find the best machine for your needs. In order to make the right welding machine purchase, follow the below tips and put them to use.

    2 Important Services That an Excavation Contractor Can Provide for You

    Excavating is an important aspect of several different construction projects, whether they be residential or commercial. Because of this, many contractors specialize in excavation so that they can provide a variety of excavation services. This article is going to discuss two important services than an excavation contractor can provide for you.  Basement Digging  One of the most important things that an excavation contractor can do for you is to dig your basement.

    Hot Tempered Rainbows: Real Objects (Not Ska Bands) And How To Make Them

    Hot tempered rainbows are real things. They may sound like angry rainbows in the sky or like a Ska band, but in actuality they are something quite different. For more information, and how to make hot tempered rainbows of your own, the following should help. What Hot Tempered Rainbows Are Hot tempered rainbows are a fascinating effect created on a piece of steel. In fact, you can even get this effect on sword blades, which makes the swords even more interesting and fun to wield.

    Driveway Looking Worse-For-Wear? 4 Problems You Could Be Facing

    Look at your driveway. If it's covered in a network of cracks, potholes, and crumbling edges, there might be some underlying issues that are causing the problems. Unfortunately, your driveway can't tell you what those issues are. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to identify the cause of your driveway problems. Here are four problems that could be causing your driveway to deteriorate faster than it should.

    Is Your Boiler Operating Too Loudly? Lime Scaling May Be To Blame

    Commercial boilers are necessary for a wide variety of businesses, but they are susceptible to problems that can make them run too loudly or poorly. If your commercial boiler is running too loudly (a condition known as kettling), there's a chance that lime scaling is to blame. What Is Lime Scaling? Lime scaling is the buildup of lime deposits in your boiler. This happens because of contaminants in your water feed and isn't necessarily limited to lime.

    Thinking About New Siding? What To Look Into

    If your home has a lot of damage and wear on the outside, and it's making the home look older than it is, new siding could be the answer. You'll want to talk with the siding professionals in your area to see what siding is the best for the climate where you live, and vinyl siding is a great choice for many professionals. Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices that both new construction builders, and home owners looking for an update, choose to use today.

    Fixing Up A Dining Room? Hire An Electrician To Add A Chandelier

    Some homes have an open floor plan in which the dining zone, living space, and kitchen are all in one area. This allows features from the living room or kitchen to bleed into the dining space in a good way. But if you have a dedicated dining room, the room itself needs desirable features to look impressive. If you want to invite family and friends over for dinner more often, you may be thinking about how you can fix up the dining room to turn it into a highly attractive and functional space.

    3 Fresh Ideas for Xeriscaping Your Yard

    At the heart of things, xeriscaping is about creating a sustainable landscape. While some homeowners take that to mean doing no landscaping at all, this isn't always the most beneficial method for managing you yard. Wind and water can create erosion if you don't lock down your topsoil. Instead, create a beautiful landscape that doesn't require much supplemental water. Scatter Wildflower Seeds Perhaps the easiest method for creating a pretty xeriscape yard is to scatter wildflower seeds.