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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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    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.

    Can Only One Pane Of An Insulated Window Be Replaced?

    An insulated window is one that is made up of two pieces of glass separated by a thin layer of some kind of inert gas. That gas is usually something like argon. The gas helps keep the outside temperature from affecting the inside temperature. The windows are very energy-efficient, which is why you may have some in your house. But what happens if only one pane of glass in an insulated window gets cracked or broken?

    Eliminating Asbestos From Your Apartment Building

    If you are living in an older building, you may have wondered if it contains asbestos in any portion of the building materials the complex was made from. If you or some of your tenants have been experiencing difficulty breathing, you may want to look into having the building inspected to rule out an asbestos situation. Here is some general information about what asbestos is, how it is found, and how it is removed to help you in having your apartment building deemed safe for tenants to inhabit.

    Three Common Types Of Fire Sprinkler Systems

    If you're in the midst of new construction, you'll want to consider fire safety as a paramount concern. Before you install a sprinkler system in the building, you'll want to make sure that you understand your options. There are several different styles of sprinkler systems, each with its own unique features. Depending on the type of environment you're putting the system in, you may find that one style is better than the others.

    Preventing Hair Clogs In Your Drains And Pipes: Three Approaches That Work

    There are only so many things that are more gross than pulling a wad of decaying hair from your sink traps or tub drains. If you find that you are in need of professional drain cleaning services more often than you would like, then try one of the following three approaches to prevent these nasty hair clogs. Drain Catchers For less than the price of a fancy coffee, you can buy a drain catcher from your local hardware store or big box retailer.

    Why You Should Consider Dust Control On Your Home's Long Driveway

    If your long dirt driveway is very dusty during the dry summer months, then you should consider having a dust control agent applied to it. Dust is very harmful to your family, pets, and your property in a variety of ways: it damages automotive and home paint it causes limited visibility for drivers it stunts surrounding vegetation's growth In addition, dust particles are very hard on human and pet lungs.

    4 Signs That Your Drywall Has Suffered Water Damage

    As a homeowner, you probably know that repairing water leaks as quickly as possible after they occur is important if you want to avoid property damage. However, there are some situations in which you can't even tell that there has been a leak without some closer investigation. One way that you can find water damage is by looking at your drywall. If you notice any of these four things, then there is a good chance that your drywall has been damaged by a leak of some sort.