When it comes to the installation of plumbing for new construction in Santa Cruz County, Anytime Plumbing is the industry leader. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality Santa Cruz plumbing services below budget and on schedule. As the premier northern California plumbing company, we are highly experienced and knowledgeable where plumbing systems in new home and office building construction is concerned. We specialize in plumbing installations for all types of structures including:
- apartment complexes
- commercial and industrial properties
- retail shopping centers and strip malls
- single-family homes
Our professional staff possesses the ability and skills to manage all facets of plumbing for new construction installation, regardless of how challenging the project may be. No matter if the project involves installing and entire plumbing system and hooking up to a city water source, we have everything needed to ensure the efficient operation of your
system. Most importantly, Anytime Plumbing provides the highest quality customer service and ensures that the project will be tailored to facilitate your specific needs.
What is the difference between rough-in and finish plumbing?
Plumbing for new construction usually falls in one of two categories – rough-in plumbing which involves the installation of connections, sewers, vents, and water lines and finish plumbing which involves connecting everything so it’s ready for use. The rough-in plumbing phase begins once the framing of the new construction has been completed.
The plumber will have the cabinetry layouts, plans, and product specs before getting started on the rough-in phase. This is also the best time for the Anytime Plumbing contractor or specialist to walk the framed structure (preferably with the builder present) to confirm and solidify the location of all fixtures, the main water hook-up, all pipes that are required for connecting the drain and water lines, and the water heater. If this is a residential structure, they will need to know where the washer and dry hook-ups are.
What happens during the plumbing for new construction rough-in phase?
There are typically 5 steps involved in the rough-in plumbing phase. Some of the more important considerations during the phase include angling pipes downward for gravity draining, venting the wastewater system, and inspecting the work. In the rough-in plumbing phase:
- drain and water supply lines are connected to the main water supply valves and the septic or sewer system
- excavation and laying of pipes (underground) that run from the structure to the utility connection
- pipes are routed through walls
- piping is connected
- vent stacks are installed up to the roof
No end elements or fixtures are installed during the rough-in plumbing phase, so as to make things easier for the building inspector. We are available for all your plumbing needs and can help you get the desired expertise for all related issues.
What happens during the plumbing for new construction finish phase?
Once the rough-in phase is done and the inspector has approved the work that Anytime Plumbing has completed, we can start on the finish phase. This phase usually involves 5 steps as well. We typically see the following steps during this phase (not necessarily in this order):
- caps are removed from drain and water supply lines
- connection and installation of all fixtures is completed
- drain assemblies are installed under all sinks
- new connections are caulked, sealed, and tested
- water supply lines and valves are installed
As you can clearly see, plumbing for new construction involves a lengthy and tedious process. Consequently, there is a need for several contractors to work in conjunction with one another. We have the staff and experience to handle all aspects of the plumbing process. Thus, if you are looking to get the best in the industry, your search ends with us. Call us today to discuss the project.
How long does it take to finish the plumbing for new construction once the rough-in phase has been completed?
When you’re waiting for the construction of a commercial or residential structure to be completed, most people typically feel like it won’t get done soon enough. Keep in mind that everything must be completed in stages with new construction. The plumbing for new construction phase is the intermediate step of the entire process. This means you’ll want to finish it after the final framing is done and roof is installed, but before finishing the walls and installing carpeting or flooring.
Remember that there are certain factors that could delay our progress such as the number of individuals working in different areas, scheduling conflicts, the size of the project, and the weather. Additionally, we offer emergency plumbing services that are available 24/7. To learn more about plumbing for new construction or to inquire about our extensive line of plumbing services, Anytime Plumbing today.