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Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems (Builder's Guide)

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Publisher Comments:

An authoritative professional reference no homebuilder should be without As many homebuilders have learned the hard way, even one mistake in estimating or installing wells or septic systems can end in cost overruns that eat up thousands of dollars in profits. In this volume in McGraw-Hill's excellent series of skill-building references for construction professionals, you'll find expert advice and case studies to help you prevent costly errors and become more proficient in this growing specialty. Get the latest information on new techniques and materials that can expedite jobs and boost your bottom line. This reader-friendly guide covers virtually every aspect of wells and septic systems, including how to: Protect your company's interests during bidding; Evaluate property for wells and septic systems; Assess soil studies and septic designs; Choose the best well and septic system for each property; solve routine well and septic system problems. Other chapters discuss drilled and shallow wells; alternative water sources; gravel and pipe; chamber-type, and gravity septic systems; pump stations; code-related issues; common problems with well installation; remedies for poor septic situations; and more.

Synopsis:

This is a well and septic system how-to for homebuilders. Even one mistake in estimating or installing wells or septic systems can cost you thousands in lost profits. Take no chances - grab a copy of "Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems". Veteran homebuilder R. Dodge Woodson shows you how to avoid costly errors and become an expert in every aspect of estimating and construction. You'll find all the new techniques and materials you need to expedite jobs and boost your bottom line, plus step-by-step instructions for: protecting your profit during bidding; evaluating property for wells and septic systems; assessing soil studies and septic designs; choosing the best well and septic system for each property; solving routine well and septic problems; and much more.

About the Author

R. Dodge Woodson (Brunswick, ME) has over 20 years' experience as a home builder, contractor, master plumber, and real estate broker. He is the author of many McGraw-Hill books, including Be A Successful Building Contractor 2/e, and National Plumbing Codes Handbook 2/e.

Table of Contents

Introduction.Water wells can be money pits.Septic systems can suck the profit right out of your job.On-site limitations for private sewage disposal systems.Protect yourself during the bidding phase.Soil studies, septic designs, and code-related issues.Drilled wells.Shallow wells.Alternative water sources.Gravel-and-pipe septic systems.Chamber-type septic systems and other special-use systems.Gravity septic systems.Pump stations for difficult situations.Keeping costs down on well systems.Making a habit of installing low-cost septic systems.Common problems with well installations.Routine remedies for sorrowful septic systems.Making more money by avoiding cost overruns.Appendix.Resource guide.Glossary.Index.About the author.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070717824
Author:
Woodson, R. Dodge
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
Woodson, R. Dodge
Author:
Woodson R.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Plumbing
Subject:
Engineering - Environmental
Subject:
Wells
Subject:
Septic tanks
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Construction - Plumbing
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
septic systems,wells,installing,cost overruns,guide,homebuilder,authoritative professional reference,alternative water sources,common problems,soil studies,Money,poor septic situations
Subject:
Environmental - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Builder's Guide
Series Volume:
45
Publication Date:
April 1996
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.31x6.15x.83 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a well and septic system how-to for homebuilders. Even one mistake in estimating or installing wells or septic systems can cost you thousands in lost profits. Take no chances - grab a copy of "Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems". Veteran homebuilder R. Dodge Woodson shows you how to avoid costly errors and become an expert in every aspect of estimating and construction. You'll find all the new techniques and materials you need to expedite jobs and boost your bottom line, plus step-by-step instructions for: protecting your profit during bidding; evaluating property for wells and septic systems; assessing soil studies and septic designs; choosing the best well and septic system for each property; solving routine well and septic problems; and much more.

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