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New Construction Plumbing

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There are many moving parts that come into play when building a home from the ground up. You'll need to pick out cabinet colors, door styles, and faucet types—that's the fun stuff. What's overlooked is the less fun tasks, like navigating a building permit or figuring out how to set up running water.

This is where extensive experience with new construction plumbing comes into play. You might strictly associate plumbing with existing piping issues. But who do you think installs these components in the first place?

When it comes to completing your new construction plumbing project correctly, on time, and within budget, you'll want licensed plumbers with years of experience. That's where Summers Plumbing comes in.

We have been installing plumbing in new homes and buildings for years in the local Athens and Oconee areas. We are properly trained, licensed, and equipped to handle any size job.

New Construction Plumbing Services

Summers Plumbing is prepared to perform all the work necessary for a complete plumbing installation. We can install new plumbing for a variety of new construction projects:

  • New home construction
  • Developer & subdivisions
  • Retail & restaurants
  • Townhomes & apartments
  • Office buildings
  • Commercial buildings

Plumbing System Installation

We install complete plumbing systems, including everything your construction company or project needs to have excellent plumbing:

  • Copper piping materials
  • Copper pipes
  • Pex piping
  • Sewer lines
  • Gas
  • Septic tank
  • Water heaters
  • Fixture installation

New build construction is a vital piece in the enormous puzzle of building a home. If you're in the process of planning your new build or you're preparing for a future construction project, you're probably wondering when new construction plumbing comes into play your custom home. Read on to learn more about what to expect from this portion of the new build process.

Plumbing Systems Installation Process

Before you start plumbing work for a construction project or commercial space, it's a good idea to anticipate all of the elements that will need to be put in place. Each square foot of plumbing area is essential in the development and operation of a functional plumbing system.

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Rough-In and Start Phase

This is the portion of the project when work takes place below ground. Before the foundation is poured, pipes are dug in sewage drains and water lines, which is known as "undergrounding."

Top Out and 2nd Rough Phase

During the Top Out Phase, we complete the project after the foundation has been laid and framing has been finished. We connect the drain lines, hot and cold water lines for faucets, showers, baths, etc., as well plumbing fixtures such as stubbing out of the walls. Shower pans and tubs will also be installed at this time.

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Piping and Plumbing Installation

Pipes help to move water in and out of a home or building. The water is drawn in from the water supply line at 50–60 psi. This happens with the help of gravity, which also pushes the used water out into a septic tank or sanitary sewer system. Properly installed pipes can last up to 40 years with proper maintenance. In order for the pipes to work, they must be connected correctly and hooked up to the main water line.

Installing Fixtures

Once the pipes are installed, it's time to install the fixtures. This includes sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and anything else that needs water. Again, these must be properly connected to the water lines in the new plumbing system in order for them to work. This occurs before the foundations of a new building are constructed. These fixtures are covered with plastic or tarps once they're in place to avoid dust and paint splatter from getting on them.

Septic Tanks

A septic tank is a small, on-site sewage facility that separates liquid waste from solid waste. Anaerobic microorganisms help break the materials down before they're sent through a sewage line to an actual sewage facility. Septic tanks are housed in an underground chamber, and should be 10 to 25 feet away from a home.

Trim and Final Phase

The final phase of creating a house is referred to as the Trim Phase. Sinks, faucets, and toilets are all completed and put in place.

We're Ready for Your New Construction Plumbing Needs

Summers Plumbing has the experience and expertise to get your new construction project done right, on time, and in budget from beginning to end. We work with contractors and customers of all types across the Athens and Oconnee Georgia areas.

Contact us today to get started.

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Why Choose Summers Plumbing?

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Help from Real People

We're proud members of the Athens and Oconee communities, and we love helping our neighbors get great plumbing services. Call or text to schedule your service!
Oconee 706-769-7171
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Variety of Services

We have all your plumbing needs covered. Our experts can provide commercial, residential, and construction plumbing, plus septic tank services.

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Amazing Results

We strive for excellence in our project completion and service. Expect the best from your neighbors at Summers Plumbing: friendly service and great results!

New Construction Plumbing Services FAQs

What is the difference between a residential and commercial plumbing system?

The main difference between a residential and commercial plumbing system is the scale and complexity. For residential plumbing services, we install plumbing to meet the needs of a single family home, while commercial plumbing systems target new plumbing for a large scale project, serving multiple units or floors in a commercial building.

What are the three different stages of plumbing work that take place during construction?

The three different stages of plumbing work that take place during construction are:

1. Rough-in: This is the initial phase where the main plumbing lines and fixtures are installed before the walls and floors are completed.

2. Top-out: In this stage, the plumbing system is mostly complete, including all drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipes, water supply lines, and fixture connections.

3. Finish: The final stage involves installing faucets, toilets, sinks, and other fixtures, as well as testing the entire plumbing system for leaks and proper functionality.

What is roughing in plumbing?

Roughing in plumbing is the process of installing the main plumbing lines and fixtures before the walls and floors are completed. This includes laying out and connecting drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipes, water supply lines, and fixture connections.

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Don't just take our word for it. We stand by our work, and our expert plumbers have been trusted by hundreds of families and businesses in our community. We proudly carry the Google Guaranteed symbol, as we have agreed to a strenuous business license review, an insurance review, background checks, and online testimonial checks.