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About Jim Locksley

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 Reasons Your Sidewalk Is Messed Up

When you own a business, and you have a sidewalk in front of your business, it is your responsibility to maintain the sidewalk and keep it in good shape. A damaged sidewalk is not only an eyesore, but it can also be a liability issue. If you have a damaged sidewalk, you are going to want to get it repaired right away. It is also helpful to understand what messed up your sidewalk in the first place so that you can take steps to avoid a similar fate in the future and to ensure that your sidewalk is properly prepared.

4 Foundation Waterproofing And Drainage Tips To Help Prevent Water Problems In Finished Basements

The foundation of your home is vulnerable to a lot of problems that can cause damage to a newly finished basement. Therefore, you want to have the right systems and do the right improvements to help keep the water out and prevent problems with damage due to moisture and water. The following tips will help prevent the damage to your home that is caused by poor drainage and outdated waterproofing design.

When Should You Hire A Structural Reinforcement Contractor?

You might have heard about other people hiring a structural reinforcement contractor, but have never really been sure if this is a type of professional that you will need to hire for yourself. To help you understand some of the times you might need the assistance of a contractor like this, you will want to spend a little time reviewing the following information. You Have Structural Damage To Your Home

Why You Need A Professional Electrician To Install Your Recessed Lighting

If you have decided that you want to make some lighting upgrades and install recessed lighting in your home, you might want to have a professional electrician do this work for you. Even if you really enjoy the satisfaction that comes with completing a lot of home projects on your own, this might be one of the tasks that is better left to someone that has a lot of professional experience.

Here's What You Can Expect After Having Your New Septic System Installed

Whether you are building a new home or you just want to get off of the public sewer system, installing a septic system is an excellent option to consider. Here are a few things you can expect, after a septic system installation, on your property: You'll Avoid Paying Sewage Bills One thing you can expect to experience after your new septic system gets installed is a lack of sewage bills from the county.

4 Tips To Recover Resources And Get Cash When Doing Industrial Demolition

The cost of demolition when you have industrial structures that need to be removed or remodeled can be expensive. Therefore, you want to do whatever you can to reduce costs, such as resource recovering and reusing architecture whenever possible. The following tips will help with the resource recovery to put more cash in your business when doing industrial demolition projects: 1. Planning a Controlled Demolition to Save Important Components of Architecture

Signs That An Older Tree May Be Dying

Are you concerned that a tree on your property may be dying? If so, then it is important to follow up on it to verify if it really is reaching the end of its life.  A dying tree is weakened, which means it is more likely to drop large branches or even to blow down during a storm—both things that can pose a risk to your family. The following are signs that a tree really is dying and that it is time to have it removed.

Three Signs That You Need To Install A Basement Waterproofing System

Water damage is one of the most destructive things that can affect your home, and it can be quite expensive to repair and fix after the fact. Your basement, being below ground, is at particular risk of suffering from water damage, which is why a variety of different basement waterproofing systems exist. Being aware of some of the most common warning signs associated with a basement that is not properly waterproofed can help you figure out if you should talk to a contractor about installing a basement waterproofing system in your home.

Getting Bored With Your Living Room? 2 Tips To Brighten Things Up

If you are getting bored with your living room there are many changes you can make. For example, purchasing new furniture, buying new curtains, etc., can make things look a lot different. Another thing you can do is make changes to brighten the room up. This will make things look much different and make your living room look beautiful. To help you get started with this, below are two tips of things you can do.