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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

    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.

    Three Myths About Foundation Problems

    When the foundation of a building suffers damage, it can be a serious problem to encounter. Unfortunately, there are many individuals who lack understanding about this common issue. This problem can be exacerbated due to common myths and misconceptions that people may have concerning foundation problems. Myth: Foundation Problems Only Develop With New Construction A common idea people have about foundation damage is that this problem only arises shortly after a building has been completed.

    Kitchen Ideas For Your Next Remodel

    Remodeling a kitchen takes a lot of thought. You can't simply toss in some cabinets and not give a second thought about storage and organization or flow and movement in your kitchen. You wouldn't want to put your refrigerator too far away from where you would prep food, and you definitely don't want your dishes to be too far away from your dishwasher. You need to think about what you need and want in your kitchen.

    Tips To Improve Your New Marijuana Grow Facility

    If you want to start earning money in one of the fastest growing markets, then a medical or recreational marijuana grow facility may be just what you are looking for. Marijuana grow facilities are for sale all over the United States, and if you want to invest some cash in your new facility, then there are some great cost effective areas to look into. Find Good Lighting Solutions Electricity is one of the greatest expenses in the marijuana grow business.

    How To Keep Your Boat Dock In Good Repair

    When you buy a waterfront home for the first time, you probably think about how much fun it will be to go boating and spend time sunning on your dock. You may not even think about the work necessary to keep the dock in good shape. It will require regular maintenance or it will deteriorate before its time. Here are a few tips for keeping your boat dock in good repair.

    A Personal Spa: Six Pre-Installation Questions

    Your own personal spa may have been a fanciful dream for some time, but finally placing that order can be thrilling. However, before you reach that point, some serious consideration is required so you're both prepared for costs and aware of various things which could arise after you have the spa installed. These six spa questions need answers. 1. What Permits are Locally Required? Factoring in the cost of permit applications isn't necessarily a fun part of owning a spa, but it is certainly necessary in many towns.