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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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    3 Features To Consider When Building A Custom Home

    One of the best aspects of building a custom home is being able to customize every aspect of the home to maximize your own comfort and potential resale value in the future. Listed below are three features to consider that can make you very comfortable in your custom home while also making it more attractive to potential buyers in the future. Large Master Bath A large master bathroom is one of the most important features in any home if you want a place to relax after a long day.

    Taking A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Propane Heat And Power For Residential Customers

    Heating with propane may not be the most common for residential properties, but it is still a popular choice. If you move into a home that has a propane-powered heat system, you may find yourself a bit apprehensive about the whole propane delivery and usage process. However, the apprehension you feel likely comes from not being fully familiar with propane as a heat source. As a resident who will be new to propane and propane delivery services, from a company like Blue Flame Gas Service, it is a good idea to get to know the perks of heating with and using propane right off the bat.

    Furnace Pilot Igniting Too Slow? What Can Cause This

    If the pilot light on your furnace is taking longer to ignite, there are a few possible causes of why this is happening. In some cases, you can take care of this problem yourself. Follow the tips below so you can have a warm house when it gets cold outside. Gas Valve One problem your furnace may be having is the gas valve malfunctioning. When this valve turns on, it is supposed to release gas when you turn the furnace on.

    5 Benefits Of Land Surveys For Home Buyers

    There are so many things to keep track of when buying a new home, that some tasks are bound to get overlooked. One important but often skipped aspect of buying a new home is having a land survey performed on the property. Here are five great reasons to get a land survey before purchasing a new home: Discover the Exact Boundary Lines Land surveys often turn up surprising information concerning boundary lines.

    3 Tips For Keeping Your Home Warm On A Budget

    Being able to keep your monthly living costs down is ideal. This will allow you to save more of your hard-earned money for other things you may need or want. During the months of winter, you're sure to have a higher than the normal heating bill. This may take a toll on your wallet. However, there are ways for you to reduce the costs of staying warm and knowing specific tips to help you to do so may come in handy.

    Redoing Your Patio? Why Ready-Mixed Concrete Is The Way To Go

    When your patio starts to reveal chips or cracks, you know it's time for an overhaul.  However, you may be reluctant to start the project because you think that it means that large trucks will have to start coming in to mix and pour the concrete on site.  That's why ready-mixed concrete is so beneficial.  Learning more about how ready-mixed concrete can help you repair your patio will help you determine if it is the right choice for you.

    Best Time Of Year For Home Remodeling Projects

    Home remodeling projects are something that most homeowners undertake at some point in their home's lifetime. Remodeling projects can run the gamut from simple changes, such as painting walls, to big changes, like a complete kitchen renovation. Depending on what time of year it is, some home remodeling projects may be a better choice than others. Here are a few common home improvement projects and the best time of year to complete them.

    Adding Privacy to Your Glass-Pane Patio Doors

    If you have patio doors installed in your home, you most likely enjoy the convenience of being able to go out to your backyard with ease. Many patio doors have glass panes installed so people can enjoy the view outdoors. If you feel a bit apprehensive about the lack of privacy your doors have, there are several options available in making the view looking in toward your home less visible. Here are some privacy options you can add to your patio doors.