About the author
R. Dodge Woodson has worked in the field of construction for over 30 years. During most of those years he has owned his own business. Woodson has written dozens of professional reference books for people in the trades, served as an expert witness in construction cases, and enjoyed consulting with new business owners. His name is known internationally as an expert in the field of construction. R. Dodge Woodson lives on substantial acreage in Maine and enjoys outdoor activities. Some of his favorite pastimes are photography, fly fishing, target shooting, four wheeling, and metal detecting.
If you work with concrete, then you need this detailed reference guide. Repairing and rehabilitating concrete is big business, but it is a specialized type of work. Rehab work is not the same as new construction. There are many considerations for protecting existing concrete from damage and bonding new concrete to old concrete properly. You are holding an indispensible tool when it comes to working with the combination of new and old concrete: this book. R . Dodge Woodson is an internationally known expert in the field of construction. He has written dozens of professional reference books and worked for over 30 years in the field as a contractor and tradesman.
Additionally, attorneys call upon Woodson to serve as an expert witness in cases involving construction matters. Without a doubt, Woodson is the foremost authority on the subject of construction. Youare probably reading this book for a particular reason. Are you looking for answers to your concrete questions? You will find them here. Are you wondering about the concrete code? The quizzes in this book will help you check your knowledge. So look over the table of contents, thumb through the pages, and take a look at the many illustrations. Pay particular attention to the tip boxes that bring key information to your fingertips quickly. Whatdoes a single mistake in the fi eld cost you?
If you are an employee, it could cost you your job. Self-employed contractors pay for their mistakes and the mistakes made by their employees. Woodson can tell you from experience that mistakes are costly and can be extremely expensive. If this book keeps you from making one mistake during your entire career, it paid for itself. Realistically, you should not go back into the fi eld without this definitive guide to working with concrete. It won’t teach you everything you will ever need to know about concrete, but it will reveal sides of the business that you will not fi nd anyplace else. Consider this book an insurance policy. You have already chosen your career path, and this book is the map that will make your journey more productive.