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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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    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.

    Reasons To Swap Out Your Outdated Electrical Hot Water Tank For An Energy Efficient Model

    If you're thinking about switching out your old hot water heater and upgrading to a newer model, consider giving a tankless or on-demand hot water heater a try. Heating your water is often a large expense, especially if you have more than three people living under one roof. According to the US Department of Energy, water heating is the second largest expense in your home. There are other advantages to purchasing a tankless hot water tank that you should know about before you decide on a model or type that is best for your household.

    What Does It Mean If There Are Black Spots On Your Siding?

    Black spots on your siding can negatively impact the appearance of your home, thus detracting from your property value. Knowing what causes black spots to appear on your siding and how you can get rid of them can help you take care of your house. What does it mean if there are black spots growing on your siding? The black spots you're seeing on your vinyl siding is very likely mold or mildew.

    Great Ideas for Using Wrought-Iron Gates and Fencing in Your Landscape Design

    Wrought iron can help to add an elegant touch to any landscape design. Finding ways to integrate wrought iron into your landscape does not have to be challenging, even in small areas. Follow these tips for using wrought-iron gates and fencing in your landscape. Wrought-Iron Fencing Around Your Entire Lawn Many older homes have wrought iron fencing around the entire perimeter of their lawns, giving them a distinct Gothic appeal. Your home does not have to be a huge two-story home to have wrought-iron fencing around it.

    Tips For Designing A Luxurious Master Bathroom

    Perhaps you're remodeling your bathroom or starting from scratch. Either way, you've decided you want a touch of luxury in your morning routine. A well-outfitted bathroom can really give your day a good start--or sendoff. Design you master bathroom with at least a few luxuries to facilitate your ablutions. Install a Walk-In Shower Shower-tub combinations are good for smaller areas. If you've got the luxury of space, opt for a walk-in shower instead.

    Can You Install Your Own Vinyl Siding?

    If you want an affordable way to upgrade the exterior walls of your house, you should definitely consider vinyl siding. Perhaps the best feature of installing vinyl siding is the fact that you can do most of the work, as long as you have the ability to handle the physical aspects of the labor. You will also need some basic tools. This article briefly explains the process of installing vinyl siding.