When you have a new home constructed, you will hear terms such as rough-in plumbing and finish plumbing. Knowing what these phrases mean will give you an idea of the progress made on your home. Plus, you will have a better appreciation for the work of the plumbing contractors behind these installations.
What Is Rough-In Plumbing?
Rough-in plumbing includes installation of the portions of the plumbing system most homeowners don’t typically see. This work happens after framing and before the walls go into place. It includes the supply and waste lines and vents for the plumbing system.
While this process does not look pretty, as you can see in these images of completed plumbing rough-in work, it is a crucial portion of your home’s plumbing. Without proper rough-in, leaks could occur or the fixtures may not have adequate water or waste lines.
Never skimp on choosing a contractor for rough-in plumbing. In fact, you should make sure that the contractor doing this work is a licensed plumbing contractor and not a general contractor. Plumbers have a better knowledge of designing and installing this work than general installers do.
What Is Finish Plumbing?
Finish plumbing includes adding plumbing fixtures after other builders add the walls and flooring into the home. Toilets, sinks, water heaters, and other fixtures go into place during this phase of construction. Because these pieces are used daily, homeowners spend more time choosing the fixtures than they do the plumbing contractor. However, the same care should go into selecting both because the quality of the work will determine whether the home will need repairs sooner or later.
Can the Same Plumbing Contractors Do Both Rough-In Plumbing and Finish Plumbing?
Yes, the same plumbing contractors can do both the rough-in and finish plumbing work. In fact, having the same workers for both ensures a continuity of quality and care throughout the plumbing installation work on your new home.
Trust Plumbing Concepts to Work on the Rough-In Plumbing and Finish Plumbing for Your New Home
For any new construction project, trust Plumbing Concepts. We have a history of more than 35 years of plumbing service and installation in new and existing constructions. Phone us at (951) 520-8590 to find out more about our contracting services or connect with us through our website. Our plumbers work toward our company goal of 100% customer satisfaction. Why not become one of our many satisfied customers, too, by letting us do your home’s finish and rough-in plumbing.