PLUMBING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION
Builders and general contractors usually use minimal quality parts and design consideration that will cost them less while at the same time meeting minimal code requirements. Have a local plumber or plumbing supplier give you independent information on parts and floor design. It is recommended that you visit plumbing showrooms, read books, visit homes, and over all educate yourself about what is out there.
If you are going to install new plumbing go high quality and high efficiency, doing so is a good investment that will pay you back. Make sure you make choices that meet your needs and desires. Timing and planning is important, it is better to discover the options before you build not after it is built and paid for.
Plumbing for new construction is a specialty. Drain cleaning, and repair plumbing does not always require that you bring your existing plumbing up to and in compliance will current code requirements. If you are doing a remodeling project or building a new house, you will be required to meet all of the new code requirements. Before you start a new construction or remodeling project it is recommended that you call a licensed plumber to give you advise on how to pick the best parts, materials, and how to lay out the plumbing that meets your needs, and meets the Building Plumbing Code requirements.
Proper sizing and placement of plumbing fixtures is important. Design considerations are important. The location of plumbing fixtures can have an impact on your home’s comfort, function, and capacity. Water flow rates are important to plan for. Some of these considerations like what type and size of water heater will serve you best, water heater locations or relocations, what type of drain material is recommend, some pipes are louder than others, what is the best lay out for your floor plan, which plumbing fixtures are the best and why?
CSLB Clarifies New Law Requiring Replacement of Plumbing Fixtures
- Electrical service change out
- HVAC change out
- Sewer line replacement
- Siding or stucco
- Site work: retaining walls, fences, walkways, etc.
- Water heater replacement
- Window replacement
- Other repairs as determined by the state Building Code