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About Jim Locksley

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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About Jim Locksley

    Three Ideas To Hide Drains And Pumps In Your Basement

    If you have a finished basement, you may have to install drainage systems. Drains can be installed outside or inside of your home. For existing homes, drains may need to be installed in your basement to deal with existing moisture problems. This can take up a lot of space if you want to have them hidden behind basement walls. The wall can also be directly finished and the drains can be part of the open space.

    Seven Ways To Add Years To Your Gutter's Life

    Your gutters have a fairly big job, which is to take water and moisture away from your home. If gutters did not provide a way for water to go when it comes off the roof during a storm, it could potentially do damage to the home's structure over time. Consider using the following seven strategies to maintain the gutters of your home, and to extend their utility longer: 1. Give your gutter a wash.

    Why Your Safety Is At Risk When You Try To Handle Your Own Roof Repairs

    It's easy for many homeowners to think that they can safely and easily handle their own roofing repairs when their home is simply missing some shingles or tiles, but this work is always best left to a professional. Not only will they typically do a better job with the repairs themselves, but a person's safety is at risk when they try to climb onto their home's roof. Consider why this is and why falls from ladders and roofs are so common even with the most surefooted homeowner.

    Three Of The Best Materials To Add Patterns And Style To Your Roof Installation

    There are many different types of roofing materials that can be used to give your home a unique look. If you want to have patterns and other designs in the roof of your home, you may want to use something other than conventional asphalt shingles. Materials like slates, tiles and cedar shakes work well to create patterns and unique designs in roof installations. Here are three of the best materials to use for the patterns and designs you want to have added to your new roof:

    How To Easily Get Rid Of The Extra Rocks That You Have Unearthed On Your Property

    Whether you are digging up your yard for an in-ground pool or you simply needed to dig around the foundation of your home, you are bound to come across a lot of rocks that you either do not want to put back into the ground or will no longer have a use for. So what will you do with those rocks? This is where the following tips and hints will come in handy for you.

    How To Get And Shell The Pecans In Your Tree

    There is a large variety of pecan trees numbering over a thousand different varieties. Pecan trees can grow extremely large once mature, and for this reason need to be spaced a minimum of thirty five feet apart at planting. It's fairly easy to determine when you can begin harvesting pecans. Generally, when you see that the shucks (or hulls) of the pecans are splitting open and a nut is starting to fall out, your pecans are ready for harvest.