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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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2017

How To Keep Your Boat Dock In Good Repair

When you buy a waterfront home for the first time, you probably think about how much fun it will be to go boating and spend time sunning on your dock. You may not even think about the work necessary to keep the dock in good shape. It will require regular maintenance or it will deteriorate before its time. Here are a few tips for keeping your boat dock in good repair.

A Personal Spa: Six Pre-Installation Questions

Your own personal spa may have been a fanciful dream for some time, but finally placing that order can be thrilling. However, before you reach that point, some serious consideration is required so you're both prepared for costs and aware of various things which could arise after you have the spa installed. These six spa questions need answers. 1. What Permits are Locally Required? Factoring in the cost of permit applications isn't necessarily a fun part of owning a spa, but it is certainly necessary in many towns.

Vinyl Decks Are The Way Of The Future

If you want to renovate your deck or install a completely new one, you should definitely consider vinyl. While it is easy to love the style of wooden decks, the maintenance might be a nightmare, especially if you live in a moist climate. Vinyl is a material that is well suited to exterior decking. It is also becoming more and more popular, meaning that there is a wider variety of styles now available to consumers.

Upgrade Your Kitchen: 3 Things You Can Do Before You Sell Your Home

Whether you are cooking, entertaining, doing homework, or just spending some time with your family, you will spend a decent amount of your time in your kitchen. Eventually, there will come a time when this space will become outdated or you will simply just want a new look. Rather than it being a space where you used to want to gather, you will want to rush your guests through it. If you have intentions on selling it, then prospective buyers may be turned off by your kitchen's appearance as well.

4 Subtle Warning Signs Your Home's Shingled Roof Needs Replacing

At first glance, you may not think your home's roof has suffered any damaged. After all, you have not noticed any missing shingles or pieces of the roof laying on the ground. However, there are four subtle warning signs that mean your home's shingled roof needs replacing. Small Granules Are Found in Your Rain Gutters The tops of shingles have a rough texture due to the granules embedded in the asphalt material from which they are constructed.

The Ins And Outs Of Buying A New Welding Machine

Whether you have a few creative construction projects or are starting a welding business of your own, you will want to invest in a welding machine that will be helpful to you. To do this, you will need to know a few good guidelines that will help you find the best machine for your needs. In order to make the right welding machine purchase, follow the below tips and put them to use.

2 Important Services That an Excavation Contractor Can Provide for You

Excavating is an important aspect of several different construction projects, whether they be residential or commercial. Because of this, many contractors specialize in excavation so that they can provide a variety of excavation services. This article is going to discuss two important services than an excavation contractor can provide for you.  Basement Digging  One of the most important things that an excavation contractor can do for you is to dig your basement.

Hot Tempered Rainbows: Real Objects (Not Ska Bands) And How To Make Them

Hot tempered rainbows are real things. They may sound like angry rainbows in the sky or like a Ska band, but in actuality they are something quite different. For more information, and how to make hot tempered rainbows of your own, the following should help. What Hot Tempered Rainbows Are Hot tempered rainbows are a fascinating effect created on a piece of steel. In fact, you can even get this effect on sword blades, which makes the swords even more interesting and fun to wield.