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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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How A Roofer Can Check Your Roof For Adequate Ventilation And Add More Vents If Needed

If you're putting new insulation in your attic, especially blown insulation, be careful that you don't block the soffit vents that allow air to circulate under your roof. You may need to put baffles in your attic so air can circulate freely. Even then, you might need to improve the ventilation in your attic to help your roof have a longer life. Here's a look at why attic ventilation is important and what a roofing contractor can do if your attic needs more air circulation.

Basement Waterproofing Solutions For Renovations, Repairs, And Preventing Water Problems

If you have a finished basement that has been damaged by water issues, it is probably time to start renovations. Before you can begin renovations and repairs, you are going to need to address issues with drainage and waterproofing systems. Make sure that the repairs and upgrades to the waterproofing system help stop problems. Here are some of the things that you should consider for basement waterproofing before you begin renovations and repairs:

Popular Examples Of Roofing Materials Used On Commercial Buildings

As a commercial building owner, you need to protect its most vulnerable structures. In particular, you need to keep it roofed with materials that will wear well, give your building the protection it needs, and last for years. As you consider your choices for roofing your building, you may wonder what options are available to you. These materials are some of the most popular used in commercial roofing today. Foam

4 Advantages Of Insulated Concrete Form Foundations

When it comes to setting up the foundation for your home or business, you want to make sure you start your building with a strong footing. A solid foundation will help strengthen the building and ensure that the building stands up to the test of time. One type you can use is an insulated concrete form foundation, more commonly referred to as an ICF. ICF foundations are created using either a system of interlocking polystyrene foam or expanded polystyrene foam panels.

3 Ways To Keep The Water Out Of Your Basement

As your basement is buried in the ground, it is more prone to water damage than the rest of your home. However, that doesn't mean that water damage is inevitable. With the right preparation, you can keep water out of your basement, allowing your basement to be used as an additional living space for your home. Way #1: Check How Water Is Draining Around Your Home When it comes to waterproofing your basement, one of the smartest things you can do is make sure that water is not getting into your basement in the first place.

Fencing Guide To Build Wood Fencing With Practical Features For Outdoor Living Space And Visibility For Front Yards

If you want to add privacy to your backyard living space, there is not a better material than wood fencing. It is versatile and can be used for fencing and practical features for these spaces. It can also be used in front of your home, but local regulations usually require visibility. The following guide will help you create wood fencing with practical features and visibility for the needs in front of your home:

4 Tips For Hiring A Septic Tank Pumping Service

If your home has a septic tank, then you will need to work with a septic tank pumping service so that you can prevent your septic tank from overflowing. If you're new to working with these companies or if you just want to make sure that you are making the most out of septic tank pumping services, then you may want to keep these four tips in mind. 1. Hire the Right Pumping Service

4 Things A Sewer Camera Can Do

If you are having your sewer inspected, your inspector may use a sewer camera. A sewer camera is a special video camera head that is directly attached to a flexible cable. The flexible cable is sent through your vent stacks or cleanout line and is used to get an idea of what is happening with your sewer pipes. A sewer inspection camera can be helpful in a variety of different ways.