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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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    Signs That An Older Tree May Be Dying

    Are you concerned that a tree on your property may be dying? If so, then it is important to follow up on it to verify if it really is reaching the end of its life.  A dying tree is weakened, which means it is more likely to drop large branches or even to blow down during a storm—both things that can pose a risk to your family. The following are signs that a tree really is dying and that it is time to have it removed.

    Three Signs That You Need To Install A Basement Waterproofing System

    Water damage is one of the most destructive things that can affect your home, and it can be quite expensive to repair and fix after the fact. Your basement, being below ground, is at particular risk of suffering from water damage, which is why a variety of different basement waterproofing systems exist. Being aware of some of the most common warning signs associated with a basement that is not properly waterproofed can help you figure out if you should talk to a contractor about installing a basement waterproofing system in your home.

    Getting Bored With Your Living Room? 2 Tips To Brighten Things Up

    If you are getting bored with your living room there are many changes you can make. For example, purchasing new furniture, buying new curtains, etc., can make things look a lot different. Another thing you can do is make changes to brighten the room up. This will make things look much different and make your living room look beautiful. To help you get started with this, below are two tips of things you can do.

    4 Maintenance And Repair Tips To Extend The Life Of Any Siding Materials Outside Of Your Home

    There are many different choices for the siding materials that you have installed outside of your home. These materials have various vulnerabilities that can shorten the life of exterior finishes if you do not know how to take care of them. There is some maintenance and occasional repairs that need to be done to extend the life of siding materials. Here are some maintenance and repair tips that will help extend the life of any siding materials you have installed on the exterior of your home.

    Best Materials For Patio And Deck Installation

    If you're planning on building a patio or a deck, you'll have a wide range of options as far as materials go. Although it's easy to opt for a material just because it looks good, there are a number of factors that you'll be better off considering. These factors will determine how long your deck will last and whether or not the look that you like so much will fade with time.

    Insights For Installing Appropriate Irrigation For Healthy Lawn And Landscaping

    As a homeowner, it is your goal to keep your home's exterior looking maintained and cleaned and your yard's landscaping trimmed, free of weeds, and lush and healthy. Installing the right type of irrigation or sprinkler system can make it easy to keep your yard lush and green. Here are some tips and steps to help you get your yard installed with an automatic and water-saving sprinkler system. Determine Your Lawn's Water Needs

    4 Reasons To Install A Vapor Barrier

    A vapor barrier, like its name would indicate, is a home waterproofing solution that is installed in your basement, crawlspace, or another area of your home that consists of a plastic barrier that is designed to keep moisture out of your home. Different varieties of vapor barriers available, each with a different level of permeability, but all vapor barriers offer a similar set of advantages to your home. Understanding what some of the benefits associated with a vapor barrier are can help you figure out if you should have one installed during your home construction or remodeling project.

    Building Down To Build Up: Water Well Building Basics

    Water well building is a bit of strange task. You are digging or boring into the ground to find water. Then creating a way to protect that water so that a pump can suck the water out of the ground and channel it into your home. What you may not know about well contractors is that they have a couple of different ways of "building" a well. These are just the basics of that process.