Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems

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9780070718395: Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems

For the homebuilder, one mistake in estimating or installing wells and septic systems can cost thousands of dollars. This comprehensive guide filled with case studies can prevent that. Master plumber R. Dodge Woodson packs this reader-friendly guide with guidance and information, including details on new techniques and materials that can economize and expedite jobs and advice on how to avoid mistakes in both estimating and construction. Chapters cover virtually every aspect of wells and septic systems, including on-site evaluations; site limitations; bidding; soil studies, septic designs, and code-related issues; drilled and dug wells, gravel and pipe, chamber-type, and gravity septic systems; pump stations; common problems with well installation; and remedies for poor septic situations. Woodson also discusses ways to increase profits by avoiding cost overruns.

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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.

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.

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