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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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    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.

    A Metal Roof Is A Great Choice For A Home

    Cedar, slate, asphalt, rubber, foam, galvanized steel, copper—what do these materials have in common? They can all be used for the roof of your home. With so many roofing options to choose from, it can be difficult to make a choice. In the end, you need to choose a roof that will protect your roof from whatever mother nature can throw your way. Metal roofs make a good choice because they are impervious to fire, resilient to snow's mischief, and helpful in keeping cooling costs down.

    How To Fix A Leaky Sink Sprayer

    If you notice water around your kitchen sink, it is probably caused by the sink sprayer. Because sink sprayers are used for dishes and help control the flow of water, they can get worn down over time and start to leak. Leaks commonly go unnoticed since it only happens when you operate the sprayer. Here are tips on how to fix sink sprayer leaks. Replace the Nozzle Gasket Leaks in the sprayer head can be caused by the gasket sprayer.

    Got Extra Hardwood Flooring Pieces? Make An Attached Headboard Out Of Them!

    Hardwood flooring never seems to go out of style. If you're one of the many who love a hardwood floor, you might wonder what you can do with the extra pieces. You can bring the beauty from the floor into your bedroom by creating a headboard. In fact, this is a good project for you to work on while the contractor and his workers are installing your floor in another room.

    Completing Jobs And Controlling Flow - Preparing For Fluid Control System Installation

    A wide variety of industrial projects require the use of fluid under significant pressure, so installing a fluid control system may be a necessary step. Before you seek out such a system, however, it's important that you take the necessary steps to make sure your job site is ready for those improvements. Below, you'll find a guide to some steps you should take before the installation of your fluid control system.

    A Tip For Getting Straight Lines When Painting

    If you are trying to find an affordable and cost effective bathroom remodel, you should consider painting the interior. Painting is a smart remodel because it does not cost a ton of money, but it will instantly make your bathroom look much newer and classier. Furthermore, it will protect your bathroom walls from moisture damage. This article will give you one special tip for getting the cleanest and straightest lines when painting textured bathroom walls.