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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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    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.

    A Parent's Guide To Bathroom Drain Health

    The children in your home pose an added danger to your bathroom's plumbing on a daily basis. Young children often flush small toys or large amounts of toilet paper down the toilet. Older teens bathe often and use a lot of beauty products that can accumulate in the sink, bathtub, and shower drains. Thankfully, there are some simple things that you can do to ensure that your bathroom's drains stay clean and healthy, despite any of the foreign objects your children may introduce into them.

    Why You Should Have A Land Survey Done Before Buying A Home

    If you are thinking about buying a home, you are probably thinking about things like working with your mortgage lender and having a home inspection done. One thing that you might not have thought about doing yet is having a land survey done, but doing so before you sign the dotted line for your new home is smart. These are a few reasons why you should have it done before buying a home.

    Three Natural Drain Cleaning Solutions

    Harsh drain cleaning chemicals destroy pipes, yet consumers keep buying them--why? The answer is simple, really. They just do not know that there are much better alternatives than the highly corrosive, flesh-burning chemicals you can buy at any grocery or hardware store in the home cleaning aisle. Here are three natural drain cleaning products that really, truly work. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Baking soda destroys odors that befoul a drain.

    3 Different Types Of Garage Door Drive Systems

    If you are looking to install a new garage door, you need to decide what type of garage door drive system you want to use. Here are the top three different types of garage door drive systems that are most commonly used in homes. Computer Controlled Systems Many modern garage door's drive systems use a computer to control how the garage door opens and closes. These systems do not use a chain or a screw in order to open or close the doors.

    Tackling Mold Growth In Your Air Conditioning System

    Keeping your air conditioning system clean also means keeping mold and mildew at bay. When mold and mildew starts to flourish, it can cause a wide variety of health problems for you and other occupants in your home. To prevent this from happening, you'll need to tackle the mold before it has a chance to take hold. Places Where Mold Can Grow Finding mold can be a bit tricky because there are so many places where mold can grow.

    Paint Tips To Make Your Small Room Feel Larger

    Large and spacious rooms are at the top of every home owner's wish list, but many houses have smaller rooms that don't fit the bill. If you wish some of the rooms in your own home felt larger, there are some sneaky paint techniques you can use to create the illusion of more space. Here are three paint tips to keep in mind if you want your small room to feel larger.