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Ruston New Construction Plumbing

Helping You Build an Efficient Plumbing System

In new construction, a well designed and implemented plan is crucial for a problem-free plumbing system. Our services are designed to do just this and to take the stress of your part away. We understand how complex plumbing installations can be, which is why we make sure to involve our customers as much as possible so they know everything that is going on.

Mark Johnson Plumbing has worked on countless residential and commercial plumbing systems in the past. We’ve built efficient plumbing systems from the ground up and those for new additions. If you’d like to see what some of our past customers have said about working with us, click here to view our testimonials page.

Ready to get started on your new home or building? Make the process easier with our professional new construction plumbing in Ruston. Call us and schedule a visit with one of our professional technicians.

The Complexity of Plumbing Systems

The plumbing system itself consists of three core components: the drainage system, the fixture or appliance set, and the water supply system. Regarding most communities, it takes an expert licensed plumber to install plumbing or at least work under a pro plumber who can oversee and approve your work. Too many times, homeowners attempt to do their own DIY plumbing and inevitably end up calling on us to rescue them.

How Do Local Codes Affect Plumbing Installation?

Local area codes will generally dictate standard plumbing practices. However, when it comes to proper fixture placement in new home construction, both the pipe size and routing diagram is primarily based on the home’s unique layout.

Timetable for Installation

Prior to pouring the concrete foundation, sewer accommodation stubs are put in place with the bulk of the plumbing installation occurring somewhat later down the road. Rough-in plumbing, which happens alongside the duct and wiring installation phase, occurs once the framing is finished but prior to hanging the drywall. At this point, it’s an ideal time for installing the main drain in floors and attaching them to the stack.

Plumbing Fixtures Installation

Since they’re typically too big to set once the doorways and walls are framed, tubs and shower units are generally set prior to framing the walls. Because more construction needs to occur, we choose to cover the fixtures with clean cardboard, rugs, or blankets in order to protect them from nicks and scratches. Our Ruston plumbing team sets and connects commodes and sinks last or upon completing the walls and floor installation.

Plumbing & the Water Supply System

The primary pressurized water supply line comes into the home below the frost line and then divides into two separate lines: One connects to the home’s water heater while the other supplies cold water. From that point, the two lines supply both cold and hot water to each appliance or fixture. A few homes incorporate a water supply manifold system that includes blue valves on one side and a large panel containing red valves on the other side. Each valve is responsible for controlling an individual cold or hot tube which supplies the water to each fixture. Utilizing a manifold system makes it very easy to simply shut off the water supply to each individual fixture without the need for shutting the water supply off for the entire home.

Vent Pipes

Without a steady supply of air, water locks can eventually form in drainpipes, which can produce clogs. Therefore, all drains need proper ventilation. However, a single vent, typically installed behind the sink, can supply additional appliances and fixtures that are connected within just 10-feet of the main drain line. Vent pipes that are usually 2 inches across in diameter connect to the attic’s vent-and-soil stack. When a fixture is located too far from the main vent, it will need another vent pipe that either connects to the stack or exits out the home’s roof separately—based on the home’s unique layout.

Drainage Pipes

A central vent-and-soil stack that’s usually 4 in. across in diameter runs in a vertical fashion from under the ground floor to beyond the roofline. Waste drains are connected to the stack, guiding waste down to the chief sewer drain that exits out the house below the frost line and then connects to either a personal septic system or into the city’s sewer system.

Get Started with Your New Construction Plumbing in Ruston

At Mark Johnson Plumbing, we take all local codes into consideration when we’re conducting new construction projects. We not only make sure all local codes are followed, we make sure our plumbers are clean, respectful, and embody our family-oriented business approach.

For any questions or issues you have concerning the plumbing in your home, don’t hesitate to contact (318) 257-6167.

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