Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070718395
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Builder's Guide Series
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Water wells can be money pits
Chapter 2: Septic systems can suck the profit right out of your job
Chapter 3: On-site evaluations for water wells
Chapter 4: Site limitations for private sewage disposal systems
Chapter 5: Protect yourself during the bidding phase
Chapter 6: Soil studies, septic designs, and code-related issues
Chapter 7: Drilled wells
Chapter 8: Shallow wells
Chapter 9: Alternative water sources
Chapter 10: Gravel-and-pipe septic systems
Chapter 11: Chamber-type septic systems and other special-use systems
Chapter 12: Gravity septic systems
Chapter 13: Pump stations for difficult situations
Chapter 14: Keeping costs down on well systems
Chapter 15: Making a habit of installing low-cost septic systems
Chapter 16: Common problems with well installations
Chapter 17: Routine remedies for sorrowful septic systems
Chapter 18: Making more money by avoiding cost overruns
APPENDIX: RESOURCE GUIDE
GLOSSARY
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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