In California, the housing market reached record highs for the last 15 years in 2021. While the pace will likely slow a bit for 2022, new construction will continue to be a major part of the California real estate landscape. For all new buildings, plumbing plays and important role, and plumbing contractors fulfill that part through their expert installation.
On new construction sites, plumbing contractors have the responsibility for installing every aspect of the plumbing and gas system. However, the work does not all happen at once. These contractors have a role that requires them to return several times to the construction site to complete their work in stages. Therefore, builders must hire the most responsible, quality plumbing contractors they can find to ensure the project stays on schedule.
Underground Roughing In: How Supply Lines Reach the New Construction Site
The most important phase of plumbing installation for new construction is planning the incoming supply lines and outgoing waste lines for the building. These lines from the building must connect to the city lines. The water and gas supplies will have meters attached at their incoming points, and the waste line needs to connect to the sewer. Underground pipes also are built, inspected, and installed during this phase.
Top-Out Phase: How Supply Lines Get to the Home’s Plumbing Fixtures
The top-out phase is when the work above the ground for roughing in the plumbing happens. The plumbing contractor plans the locations of pipes and installs. They must ensure that these pipes will reach the locations of all the water fixtures throughout the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, clothes washers, and water heaters. This phase also includes installation of any gas lines for the home.
To provide access to the pipes and gas lines, the contractor works on this phase before the walls go into place. They must also inspect the system and test it before other contractors install drywall or other wall coverings.
Finish Phase: Installation of Plumbing Fixtures
Lastly, the plumbing contractors will install the fixtures for the home. These plumbing and gas fixtures typically include sinks, toilets, water heaters, washing machines, showers, and tubs. Although, some may install tubs and showers during the top-out phase. Plumbers with gas licenses will also connect fireplaces, water heaters, stoves, and clothes dryers to the gas lines.
After everything is installed, the plumbing contractor does a final check for leaks and other problems before completing their work on the project. At Plumbing Concepts, our new construction work comes with a one-year warranty that covers service and replacement of problems that homeowners may find after they move in. This is another aspect of our new construction plumbing that does not fall into the three major on-site phases.
Let Plumbing Concepts Take Care of All the Plumbing Contractor Responsibilities for Your New Construction Project
At Plumbing Concepts, we specialize in new construction, contributing our expertise and work to thousands of homes in Southern California. Contact us today to get references from our past work and to find out more about hiring us as your plumbing subs for your project. Because we put quality into every job we do, we can ensure satisfaction for all our customers. Partner with us to start your construction project off right.