How Long Does Plumbing For New Construction Take After The Rough In Is Complete?

When you’re waiting for your build to be completed, any length of time seems too long. This is especially true when you’re waiting to move into your dream home or your business is disrupted during renovations. In order for the project to be completed up to code, the process must be performed in stages.

How long should construction take? One part of a construction project that’s pretty consistent whether the project is residential or commercial is bathroom construction. The rough-in is a matter of timing, and an experienced contractor will know the best time to schedule subcontractors to begin each part.

What Considerations Go Into Roughing-In Plumbing?

Plumbing installation is an intermediate step. You want to get it done before installing things like flooring and walls, but after the final framing and roof are completed. The reason for waiting are because relocating pipes is much more difficult if you have to move a wall or replace a stud, the plumber will have to return at additional cost to you. Roofing should be in place to protect the area from weather.

Factors that might delay installation or extend the expected finish date are:

– Weather
– Scheduling conflicts
– The size of the bathroom
– The number of people in the installation crew

Before scheduling, the HVAC contractor should have access to all specifications and plans, including cabinet and appliance size, layout, and placement. The exact location of of sinks, counters, cabinetry, bathtubs should also be marked out on the floors and walls so the plumber installs the pipes in the right location. They should visit the building site ahead of time to ensure that they have room to install all necessary pipes and ductwork. If any problems are detected, that will leave time to make alterations in the plans.

After the rough-in is completed, the general contractor should perform a spot inspection to check the integrity of joists. They should also review placement of water lines, drains, nailplates, and toilet flanges. The HVAC contractor should have taken care of pressure testing and final inspections after the rough-in is completed. Plumbing rough-in should take between 3 – 5 days, barring any problems.

When you’re looking for an HVAC contractor, call 408-295-2182 to arrange an on-site estimate. We’re available for jobs of any size from San Jose to the Bay area.