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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 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.

    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.